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Month: June 2017

black masked lovebird staning on top of red and white wire bird cage

At Last, The Secret To Keeping Food And Cage Accessories Free Of Bird Poop Is Revealed

From Marla S. Hi,  Your toys, treats and perch set up is nice.  Not over crowded and laid out nicely.  One comment though. As a Lovebird Mom for over nine years now it baffles me to this day to see other bird parents place their bird’s open food and water dishes on the cage floor! …

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Blue front amazon aka Turqoise fronted amazon Source Own work, from Sharp Photography Author Charlesjsharp

Will controlling his hormones stop this blue front amazon from regurgitating seasonally?

Dear Mitch, Catherine, and associates, First thank you for the opportunity to contact you about my parrot, who’s a BF Amazon, named “Dollar.” I wish to add, I adopted him at 6 yrs old, and he wouldn’t let me call him any other name than what it had been. So, he’s a fabulously happy birdie, …

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3 blue ang gold macaw parrots on branch over river in front of a waterfall

Does UV Light Really Help Produce Vitamin D3 in Birds?

Have you ever wished you could see the additional ultraviolet light spectrum that birds can? I’ve been a strong proponent of using light cycles to interrupt the circadian rhythms of our pet birds  I’m also fully convinced that no amount of artificial lighting over birdcage will help a bird produce vitamin D3 regardless of the …

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african grey parrot holding pencil

Why How Intelligent Are Birds and Parrots Will Make You Question Everything

Recently Science magazine ran an article entitled “Parrots, songbirds pack more neurons into their forebrains than most mammals”. Now some scientists are saying that birds are way more intelligent than we ever thought because they somehow counted the total number of forebrain neurons – with soup (we’ll get to that in a bit)! The study, …

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cockatiel on hand getting scritches

My cockatiel shrieks, cackles and trills extremely loudly 2 or 3 times a day – help!

I really want to compliment Mitch on the wonderful newsletters he sends out on Sunday Morning. They are intelligent, witty and so well written. I love the information I get from them. I’m glad you made a big deal about full spectrum lighting, because several of the bird owners I know don’t even bother to …

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male and female ecletus parrots on white background

Lets talk sex and how some birds give away their sex by feather color

20% – 25% of parrots are sexually dimorphic meaning you can identify their sex by the color of the bird. Male eclectus are green – females are red. Male Indian ringnecks have the ring females do not. The ring starts to grow in one feather at a time beginning at about 10 months and completing …

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