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How to Get a Bird to Take Medicine

How to Get a Bird to Take Medicine

November 01, 2019 4 min read

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How to train your parrot to take supplements

September 18, 2019 4 min read

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Natural Solutions for parrot anxiety

August 12, 2019 8 min read

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Understanding parrot stress

Understanding parrot stress

August 06, 2019 6 min read

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Parrot Plucking Series: Avian calming formula and proper dosing

July 23, 2019 7 min read

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How to calm a parrot down

How to calm a parrot down

November 03, 2018 9 min read

Have you ever wondered, "how to calm a parrot down?" It can be done. High strung parrots is a common problem.  Screaming, biting, even feather plucking.  Read our blog, 10 tips on How to Calm a Parrot Down, now.
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Hormonal Parrots

Parrot Plucking Series: The Link Between Hormones and Parrot Plucking

July 28, 2018 6 min read

One contributing factor to parrot plucking is a parrot being in a chronic hormonal state.  Learn how chronic hormonal states in parrots contribute to the development of a parrot plucking habit and what to do about it.
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Environmental Feather Plucking Remedies

Parrot Plucking Series: Environmental Feather Plucking Remedies

July 08, 2018 9 min read

If you're looking for home remedies for feather plucking, consider enhancing environmental elements to mimic those that wild parrots experience. A parrots entire body structure is designed to support life in a rainforest like environment, including flight. Parrots living in the artificial home environment simply are not adapted to life like domesticated pets.  Start gathering ideas of how to enhance environmental elements of your parrots life here.
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Grooming a Parrot

Parrot Plucking Series: Grooming a Parrot to Prevent Plucking Feathers

July 07, 2018 7 min read

As part of our Parrot Plucking Series, we've developed a guide on grooming a parrot.  Here, we'll cover 4 important things to know about grooming a parrot: how to towel a parrot, bathing your bird, wing trimming, and beak and nail trimming.  Find lots of pictures and visuals to guide the way.
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Parrot Feather Plucking Cockatoo

Parrot Plucking Series: About the Parrot Feather Plucking Diet

July 07, 2018 5 min read 1 Comment

One of the most common problems veterinarians see is parrot malnutrition.  Not only is it hard to duplicate a wild parrot diet but parrots can be picky eaters!  Take a look at the parrot food pyramid and find out common nutritional deficiencies that contribute to parrot feather plucking.
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Parrot Plucking Time Study to start behavior modification

Parrot Plucking Series: How to do a Parrot Plucking Time Study

June 24, 2018 5 min read

So, you want to take the plunge and learn about behavioral modification to stop feather plucking.  Behavior modification is the most effective parrot feather plucking treatment when your avian vet tells you that the problem is behavioral.  So, learn how to do a time study to learn the A - B- C's of parrot plucking.
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Self-Mutilating African Grey Parrot

Self-Mutilating African Grey Parrot Question and Answer 06/06/2018

June 06, 2018 2 min read

As flock animals, hand-reared African grey parrots are prone to plucking and self-mutilation problems.  One cause of feather plucking for African Grey Parrots is insufficient calcium blood levels.  Balancing the appropriate amount of calcium for your grey is somewhat tricky because over dosing and under dosing symptoms and health effects are similar.  I'd suggest having your avian veterinarian monitor your Greys calcium levels so that you get a good balance,  Not too little, not too much. As sad as it is to see, these behaviors can be managed and your pet can have a great quality of life.  Find the hope that you need in this blog.
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