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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…

Different Kinds Of Fostering

A common issue we face at Cheeky Beaks is that the term fostering means different things to different people - some of our applicants believe that fostering is a step before adoption, some believe that they will get 'first pick' of the birds they are fostering and...

Avian Anxiety

Avian Anxiety... By Abi Strachan  Anxiety is a lot more common than anyone likes, not only in people but companion birds too. The thing is, these birds have been removed from their natural habitats, where their wild instincts and flocks kept them comfortable and...

2 Years later…

2 Years later…

A day many didn't think would come. Many obstacles, much heartache, great expense, and every challenge imaginable later, here we are. Cheeky Beaks Parrot Rescue is two years old. This year has been a busy one, with more than 250 birds being helped, we've helped some...

Re-surrendering Your Adopted Parrot

Re-surrendering Your Adopted Parrot

Sometimes Giving Up Is Your Best Choice By Abi Strachan Often in rescue, we encounter various situations resulting in the surrender of birds. Let me tell you, we only want what's best for the bird. Yes, we're under pressure, and our resources are stretched thin, but...