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by Diane Burroughs January 08, 2021 3 min read

We've finally made it through 2020. Thank goodness! But, let's not take a raincheck on 2021, despite COVID.

The beginning of the year is always a great time to reflect, recharge, and think about what you'd like to accomplish in the next year.  We've put together a few New Year's resolution ideas that you and your pet bird can work on together! 

 

1) Work off those quarantine pounds together...

Bird Scale

Word on the street is that we humans aren't the only ones who've kind of gotten used to lounging around in comfy jammies and binging on Bridgerton...¬†ūüėĶ

While it may seem like you got your feathered friend out on the play stand more, there was also ample time at home to treat & reward your feathered friend for being such a good girl / boy with lots of treats.

2021 is a great time for you all to get moving TOGETHER!  We recommend you get a new set of walking shoes and a fun new Aviator Harness to motivate you and your bird! 

If your biggest struggle is actually getting the leash your bird, you will absolutely love this blog post on How To Harness Train Your Bird.  Hint: Get yourself some training supplies like Clicker Training for Birds, Clickers, and Treats.

 2) Get More Sleep!

Sleeping Bird

It is no secret that getting enough sleep is extremely important to overall good health.  So in addition to moving more and eating healthier, getting more sleep should be at the top of your list if you want to focus on your health this year!

You know that your bird needs a lot of sleep, too.  To keep hormone imbalance at bay, make sure that your pet gets 10-12 hours of sleep per night.  This needs to be in a quiet, dark room, where your bird can get much needed rest. But, speaking of hormones, hormone season is coming up this Spring.  Learn about how to manage bird hormones here.

 3) Keep Up With Wellness

Explore bird wellness

First things first.  Get those wellness checks, even if you're afraid to go to the doctor.  A lot of doctors are doing video visits.  And, most vets are using curbside service to minimize contact. If one of the main reasons you don't take your pet to the vet for preventative care is because the travel / vet makes them anxious, we can help! 

We recommend trying one or more of our bird calming products. Our most popular product is Parrot Calming Formula, a water soluble product that uses gentle but effective L-Theanine as it's main ingredient.  But, Hemp Seeds for Birds have been a huge hit! Why. They taste terrific & birds love cracking them open. And, pet parents love the calming effects, inflammatory properties, and nutritional benefits of them!

 

4) Deal With Challenging Behaviors

 Bird Training

Okay. So New Years is about developing positive habits.  Let's face it.  Quarantine was a time that many of us relaxed up on this.  Another thing. Your bird may have developed habits and new routines, too.  

New Years is a great time to commit to working on bird behavior and bird training.¬† Maybe you want to get a handle on feather plucking or screaming.¬† Maybe you're worried about how your bird is going to cope when you have to return to the office once COVID is over. ūü§ěūüŹľ

Well, BirdSupplies.com & Diane Burroughs, LCSW have you covered.  Check out the behavior training program called F-R-I-E-N-D that is coming in early 2021. This is a 7 - week program that focuses on walking you through the process of solving your challenging parrot behavior.  You'll learn how to gain a deep understanding of why your bird plucks, how to use science-based training strategies, how to calm your parrot through training, and how to track your progress. 

Check it out today!

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