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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…

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...

The uropygial gland

The uropygial gland

What’s that bump by my bird’s tail?  By Giselle Diemer The uropygial gland, more commonly known as the preen gland or oil gland, can be seen at the base of a bird’s tail. While this gland is lacking in many parrot species (such as Amazons), it can be easily seen in...

Newly Converted Seed Junkies

We often get asked for advice on how to convert seed junkies (Birds who have been fed an all-seed diet all their lives) onto a healthier diet of chop (a mixture of chopped-up fruits and vegetables) and pellets. In this blog post, we will be sharing the importance of a...