May 29, 2019

I have noticed an abundance of "my bird hates water" posts. If you find yourself in this situation, you're certainly not alone but getting wet and bathing is a natural instinct (and lots of fun) for birds, so you may want to take a 'critical look' at your process ... m...

February 24, 2019

Giving ANY medication should be done under the advice and guidance of your Veterinarian. Oh sure there are a lot of 'home remedies' and herbal concoctions for this or that but your first step should always, always, ALWAYS be your Vet. Ask what medications you are to gi...

February 5, 2019

What do we mean we say enrichment? Enrichment is when something is made more valuable, meaningful, substantial, or rewarding; it improves something. But ironically,  to enrich a bird's life we have to actually make it more challenging, allow me to explain....

February 5, 2019

We all love our birds, they're like our children and we want to make them happy, keep them safe, and reward them when they're good ... oh, and maybe bribe them a little so they will love us more. You know it's true, we all slip into the 'humanization' of our parrots an...

February 4, 2019

So who knew? Cayenne is one amazing, spicy, healthy, wonderful thing. The chili originated in Central and South America. It is named after the capital city of the French Guiana, Cayenne. 

Cayenne chili peppers are closely related to jalapeño chili peppers...

September 3, 2017

As the weather turns cold, one of our most posted questions  is  about bird safe  options for supplemental  (bird safe) heating. As a rule of thumb,if you are comfortable without a blanket or sweater then your bird probably is too. Most (healthy) birds will be comforta...

September 3, 2017

More and more often we see the distressed posting about a unwell bird. After a few questions, it is usually suspected heavy metal toxicity. 

Heavy metals are naturally occurring in the ground.  A “heavy metal” is any relatively dense metal  such as chromium, cobalt, ars...

August 22, 2017

Bacteria grows in diverse conditions and are masters at adaption, which is why you will find these little ninja nearly everywhere  Certain conditions play a role in how quickly bacteria will multiply, these include :

  • temperature,

  • oxygen,

  • moisture,

  • pH...

August 21, 2017

Bind

bʌɪnd/

noun

a problematical situation.

  1. "She is in a bind that gets worse with every passing minute"

Let's take a good look at the meaning of this statement.

Egg binding is a very serious medical condition in avian or other mammals.  A female (hen)  is unable to p...

August 17, 2017

Again these charts are a simple guide. If you suspect there is a problem, first BREATHE, then monitor the next couple of poops. If all returns to normal,  welcome to parronthood. If the concerns continue , vet immediately.

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