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Month: June 2015

Can the lack of change in your bird’s life drive it’s bad behavior?

Phone call from a woman with a 15 year old Blue Front Amazon. He was in his original cage he had come home in 15 years ago. The cage needed replacing and she was seeking an residential model. Because he didn’t like being in the (24″ x 24″ brass) bird cage he had his own …

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wild quaker parrots bathing in a pond

7 Edge of your seat tantalizing heart pounding bird bathing videos

don’t blame me. marketing said to use that title. Parrots in the wild bathe by receiving a gentle misting on a regular basis simply by enjoying the rain. In this video you’ll see a Lorikeet in Australia having a wonderful day sucking nectar from flowers while bathing courtesy of Mother nature. One-way Lorikeets get nutrition …

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amazon parrot holding insect killing racket

6 Bird safe all natural home made human mosquito repellents & we explore the safety of citronella mosquito repellent in a bird’s world

File under something like “life imitating art or nature”? I don’t know how you can tell them apart (unless you know to look for the female’s proboscis) but it’s interesting to note that only female mosquitoes bite, males do not. They both need some sort of nectar to sustain themselves but the females need blood …

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close up of african grey parrot eating a strawberry

Your 60 second list of good & bad fruits for birds

It’s summer and we all eat more fruit in the summer. Birds like fruit too, but………..  the skinny   Unsafe fruits for birds: Avocado – Rhubarb   The seeds and pits of: apples – apricots – cherries – nectarines – peaches – plums – they all contain a cyanide-like substance (the fruit “meats” are OK)     Safe fruits for birds: apple – apricot – banana – blackberry – blackcurrant – blood orange …

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Will Changing the Term “Cage” to “Home” Fix Our Bird’s Behavioral Problems?

  In a recent article in birds.about.com, Patricia Sund a “Pet Birds Expert”, states the case that the word “cage” is brutal, antiquated and out of date.   She feels bird cages should be called a “house” or “room”.She compares it to a child’s “playpen” because we never refer to a child’s playpen as a cage …

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