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How to Prevent Problem Behaviours: Understanding Emotional Arousal in Your Bird

How to Prevent Problem Behaviours: Understanding Emotional Arousal in Your Bird

We all know the top problematic behaviours that often lead to the surrender of a pet parrot: screaming, biting and feather destructive behaviour. All these behaviours are very hard to live with, both for the human and the bird! These are complex behaviours and, if a bird is demonstrating one or more of them, any underlying physical causes must first be ruled out by a qualified avian vet…

Air Purifiers

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers: Why should you consider getting one; and which one do I choose? One of the big challenges, if you have birds in your home, is dealing with the pollution they produce. In searching for ways to deal with this, you may have come across the idea of air...

Dandelions

Dandelions

Let’s talk Dandelions! The common “weed” in your garden is in fact full of nutrients! Dandelions are an amazing source of nutrition for our feathered babies. Their roots contain anti-inflammatory properties and help parrots with digestion. The flower itself is an...

Safe and unsafe cookware

Safe and unsafe cookware

What cookware is safe and how to find out If you’re a bird owner, you’ve probably heard that some cookware (especially non-stick) is unsafe for your feathered children. However, not all non-stick cookware is unsafe. It’s not nice knowing that the things you use to...

Feather Destructive Behavior

Feather Destructive Behavior

Feather Destructive Behavior and what to do? Feather destructive behaviour is a term used to describe a range of behaviours where birds damage their own feathers. Common forms of this include 'barbering' (removing or damaging individual barbs on their feathers) or...

African Grey Permits

African Grey Permits

The Grey Train Did you know that in certain provinces, Greys require permits? But why do we need permits for Greys, you're asking? Well, we know that Indian Ringnecks need them as they're an invasive species and their escapes or releases into the wild threaten our...