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4 Ways Foraging Is More Than Fun for Birds

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Foraging is often looked at as a fun way to provide enrichment for your parrot. I am all about parrots having fun, but I am also very interested in teaching my parrots to be well-behaved. Believe it or not, foraging activities can also be used to help influence your parrot’s behavior for the better. And […]

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Birds Fears & Anxieties

Is Your Bird Fearful, Anxious, or Stressed? How to Tell

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes If you’re new to birds, you might not be up on how to read avian body language, but it’s important to know to avoid a bite from that powerful beak. Our handout explains the clues that signal relaxed body language or fear, anxiety, or stress in your bird.

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Birds Fears & Anxieties Life at Home

Be Soothing, Not Scary: 8 Tips on Making Friends With a Parrot

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are a fan of parrots, you look forward to those moments when you get to make a new parrot friend. While some dogs or cats may respond to a new person right away, birds can sometimes show escape and avoidance behaviors when meeting a stranger, and require a little extra effort on our […]

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Get to Know the Wild Side of Companion Parrots

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A Fear Free Certified avian expert shares how learning about behavior of wild parrots can help you build a relationship with your parrot.

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Birds Life at Home

Should You Get a Parrot? What You Need to Know First

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Reading Time: 3 minutes An avian expert shares tips on choosing and living with parrots.

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Birds Cats Dogs Equines Life at Home Travel & Safety

Fires, Floods, Hurricanes: Are You Prepared to Protect Your Pet During Natural Disasters?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many communities are at risk of natural disasters that affect people and animals. What to know to ensure you all get out safely.

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Birds Life at Home

Purposeful Playtime: Pet Birds Need Toys for Mental and Physical Health

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever wondered why toys for pet birds are so intricate, colorful, varied in materials and textures, and downright fun-looking? Could you imagine your hookbill happy with anything less than a toy he can spend hours chewing on, shredding, swinging from, and flinging from side to side? Our pet birds are highly intelligent creatures. […]

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Birds Training & Grooming

Living With Birds: Building Trust Through Training

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Reading Time: 3 minutes After a few days of quiet adjustment, your bird is ready to become a part of your life. Your first interactions with your new bird are extremely important, because they set the tone for the kind of relationship you’ll have for life. You need to assure your new bird that you’re a wonderful, kind, and […]

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Birds

Perfect Setup: Plan Your Bird’s Cage Environment With Care

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Bringing a new companion bird home can be exciting for you but frightening for your bird. The key to introducing your new feathered friend to your home in a Fear Free way is to plan for and set up his new cage and environment in a mindful manner before you bring him home. Maintaining an […]