The bond that owners have with their parrots is complex and often intense. While it is hard to explain what a healthy bond with a parrot feels like, the same way it is hard to explain what a good friendship feels like, there are definitive ways that humans and parrots bond.
Maybe you have cats or dogs or other animals, and are thinking about getting a parrot. Maybe you have a parrot, but miss having a cat and wonder if your pets could get along. Maybe you have multiple pets already, and are wondering how they interact. In any case, it all boils down to one question; is it safe to have my parrot with other pets?
New surroundings and loud unfamiliar noises can keep a bird stressed and afraid. Which is why we need to understand some of the basic behaviors of a scared parrot, what could scare or stress a parrot, and lastly what we (as responsible bird parronts) can do to help.
Diet is indubitably one of the most important factors in keeping your bird healthy. Attention, care, and love are very important as well. We are fortunate that in the last few decades bird parents, researchers and avian veterinarians have learned more about parrots’ nutritional needs and how a captive bird’s diet differs from a wild one.
The birds we see all around us are living testament to nature’s infinite inventiveness. The most important of these may be the molting process. A bird’s feathers are far more than a mere analogue to a dog's fur. They are the primary means by which a bird powers itself in flight, producing lift and helping it stay aloft for up to days at a time.
Are you a new bird parent? Perhaps you’re taking care of a loved one’s fid (feathered Kids for those of you who are new to the community). Here are the top 10 rules in Bird Care and foods to avoid to keep your bird healthy and happy.
Birds are a lot like small children when it comes to boredom. If you don't keep them constantly engaged and entertained, they can become grouchy, destructive and difficult to be around. Because they are such intelligent animals, besides providing them the very best parrot food, caring for cockatoos, macaws, african greys, and other pet birds may seem daunting.