Teaching your Parrot how to Forage!

Posted by Stephanie on 7/16/2018
Foraging is an essential form of enrichment.  The more I incorporate food into the toys I make for my parrots, the more I see and understand how important foraging is for them. I can put toys in the cage with all sorts of materials they like and I get some interest and activity. I have observed that their level of interest in a toy increases if I put food on it or in it. I find I can also get them to keep active much longer with a toy that has food incorporated into it. 

Heavy Metal Poisoning in Parrots!

Posted by Stephanie on 5/3/2018
Heavy Metal Poisoning in Parrots!

Birds are easily poisoned by the heavy metals found in their environment. Each heavy metal causes distinct symptoms and affects birds differently. The three heavy metals which commonly poison birds are lead, zinc, and iron.

Harness Training Your Parrot

Posted by Stephanie on 4/5/2018
Ah, the harness. So many people want to train this behavior. And for many parrots this is a very difficult behavior, and for trainers a behavior that can try your patience. However this doesn't mean a caregiver should give up on positive reinforcement to get there. It just means preparing to take some time, maybe a lot of time.But for me that is absolutely A-OK. 

Do You Know the Common Signs of Hormonal Pet Birds?

Posted by Stephanie on 3/27/2018
Hormones can get the best of our pet birds, but never fear! Look for these signs to know if your pet bird is starting to become hormonal.

The Dangers of Happy Huts

Posted by Stephanie on 3/22/2018
Many conures just love them. It is their place of choice for a good night’s sleep and they look cute as can be inside them. So, the post that follows might be a big disappointment to some small bird owners… 

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