Psittacosis Explained

 July 17th, 2014
Posted By:
Mel
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This budgie is suffering from psittacosis and an incorrect wing clip. Note the poor posture, the discharge around his cere and that he is sitting fluffed. He also has a tail bob.

 

Recently there has been a spike in concern about Psittacosis as news has spread that Petsmart in the US have removed birds for sale from 500 stores after 16 birds (so far) have tested positive to the disease. For many, it’s the first time they’ve even heard of the disease and understandably …

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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 »

Taming a Pet Shop Bird

 July 10th, 2014
Posted By:
Sarah Stull
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Cockatiel sitting out of reach on a curtain rod.

 

Purchasing our cockatiel brought a number of immediate challenges that we – as new owners – were not prepared for! I want to share some of the things we did to earn our parrot’s trust. Mishka was phobic as well as shy in personality.

  1. Time. A lot of people don’t like this answer. I didn’t either, to be perfectly honest! But it’s true. Time. Let your bird see that you aren’t scary, aren’t a threat. Read …

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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 »

Wet Birds Photo Contest

 July 6th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty
Rosebreasted cockatoo/galah

Rosebreasted cockatoo/galah

Since birds love bath time, and look so cute in the shower, the theme this month is Wet Birds! And by wet, we mean W-E-T, WET!

Upload your picture of your soaking wet bird to the comments section of the photo album for this contest. Or you can go to the “photos” tab on our Facebook page, click on “albums” and then select the album for this contest.  This works better than posting them to our timeline because sometimes photos can …

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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 »

“Help!!! My Parrot Swallowed My Earring!!!!”

 July 4th, 2014
Posted By:
Mel
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The earring my Blue and Gold Macaw stole.

 

After reading that heading, anyone familiar with my flock will immediately know that my Blue and Gold Macaw named Fid, has been at it again. If there is a way for him to get into trouble – he’ll find it. This week he added the title “Jewel thief” to his resume.

 

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Fid loves goldfish.

 

It was one of those awfully …

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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 »

Is Using Diatomaceous Earth To Kill Bugs Safe Around Parrots?

 June 30th, 2014
Posted By:
Patty

Photo of flea from savingadvice.com

Q: I have been looking for a natural way to control fleas in my house and diatomaceous earth has been recommended. Is it safe for parrots?

-Robert K., Baton Rouge, LA 

As much as we dislike it, bugs are a part of life. They infest our homes, animals, sometimes us. There are many methods used to combat an infestation, but most involve chemicals that are deadly to all life depending on the amount used. Our parrots are especially vulnerable to chemicals and as their guardians we have to …

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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 »

Determining Where to Start with Rescued and Re-Homed Pet Birds

 June 26th, 2014
Posted By:
Sarah Stull
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Rescuing or re-homing a parrot comes with unique challenges.

 

When we first bring home a rescued or re-homed parrot, we need to be aware that it isn’t like bringing a fresh new baby bird in. Every one of these beautiful animals – even a young one – can be expected to be unsettled and nervous upon reaching a new environment, but an adopted pet is more likely to suffer from depression, potential aggression, and fear issues, including anxiety. There may also be health issues, …

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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 »