Are Human Snack Foods REALLY Bad For Birds?

 April 21st, 2014
Posted By:
Patty
Camelot macaw

Camelot macaw

Q: I was on another bird site and someone said that potato chips were toxic to birds. I have given chips to my african grey many times and he has never gotten sick. He loves chips and I don’t want to have to take them away from him unless they really are bad for him. Are they safe or not?

-Michelle B., St. Petersburg, FL

A: There is a big difference between something being toxic and being bad for you. If you look up the word toxic, …

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Taming Training and Tricks – Talk On Cue!

Train Your Bird "Using this 'Real Speech' system for only 15 minutes a day, teaches your parrot how to speak more words, phrases and songs than you can ever imagine. Even species that can't talk will whistle your favorite tunes." Click for more »

Gardening for Parrots and People: Ten Easy and Nutritious Foods to Grow for Your Flock

 April 18th, 2014
Posted By:
Sarah Stull
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My Senegal Parrot helping my garden

Gardening for parrots is not the nightmare you might imagine, and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t have a green thumb! Now that spring is here, it is the perfect time to start planting for you and your flock — or to begin planning for the summer. Start small. Anyone with a garden or little patch of grass can grow their own produce, and doing so is a great way to save money. Feeding your flock is, after …

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Taming Training and Tricks – Stop Biting! Training Kit

Train Your Bird Watch a LIVE video demo of me taming our wild, biting Macaw, "Tiko." (See how I handle "Tiko" as he lunges at me, screaming and biting -- how I lovingly calm him down... and mesmerize him so much that he BEGS me to pet him with my BARE HANDS 5 minutes later!) Click for more »

Choosing Responsible Easter Gifts

 April 14th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty

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Discover How To Stop Your Bird’s Screaming!

Train Your Bird "Discover How New Training Techniques Can Finally Train Your Parrot To Entertain Himself Quietly... Even If Trying To Ignore The Screaming, Cramming It's Cage Full Of Fun Toys, & Giving Him More Attention Has Failed Miserably!"  Click for more »

Glossary of Bird Names

 April 11th, 2014
Posted By:
Sarah Stull
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A Congo African Grey – CAG.

 

While abbreviating names can be much faster to write or type, sometimes it can get confusing even for people who are used to doing it! That’s why I’ve compiled a glossary of the most common abbreviations of bird names.

Cockatoos are the easiest, although they sound more confusing at first. Quite simply, the ‘too’ of cockatoo is abbreviated into numerical form, 2. Then the first letter refers to the actual species or sub-species. Note that cockatoos are also often …

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Train Your Parrot To Dunk A Basketball!

Train Your Bird Train your parrot 24 different trick training routines like... "How to dunk a basketball, put quarters in a piggy bank, and raise a flag!. Plus discover how to teach your parrot to ride a scooter, roller-skates & even a bicycle! Click for more »

Two Birds as Your Eyes Photo Contest

 April 8th, 2014
Posted By:
Jamieleigh

This month’s photo contest theme is an interesting and fun one for those bird owners out there with two birds of the same species. This means two military macaws, not just “two macaws” (as an example). They have to be the exact same species of bird.

Here’s the deal, you hold both birds up to make it look like their eyes are YOUR eyes. Like this:

Blue and gold macaws “Jersey” and “Chayko”

Two galahs “Bandit” and “Ace” (Cressi the grey doesn’t count) …

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Are Your Parrot Toys Killing Your Bird?

Train Your Bird Discover why 100% Natural, Organic Toys are the BEST Way To Keep Your Bird Safe, Healthy, and Mentally Stimulated Just Like In The Wild!  Click for more »

3 Big Diet Mistakes Made By Great Bird Owners

 April 7th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty

Camelot macaws enjoying sprouts

One of the hardest things to explain to people about parrot nutrition is that it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Too many nutrients can be as unhealthy as too few.

I read a comment on Facebook from someone explaining that he doubles the recommended amount of vitamins for his bird every day. His pellet of choice is Harrison’s High Potency Bird Food. He went on to explain that the extra vitamins were assurance that his bird would be healthy and it is commonly …

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Are You Unknowingly Poisoning Your Parrot?

Train Your Bird Learn which Insanely Harmful Parrot Food's are Being Sold By *MAJOR* Pet Store Chains... And Why They're Causing Pre-Mature Organ Failure In Tens Of Thousands Of Parrots.  Plus discover What You Need To Know To Keep Your Parrot Healthy For A Lifetime!" Click for more »