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Northern Parrots Blog: April 2012

Welcome to our Blog page. Here you'll find lots of useful information about Everything for your Parrot. There's expert blogs & articles from Rosemary Low, the late Liz Wilson, Mike Simmons, Dorothy Schwarz and Barbara Heidenreich to name a few.
 

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Is It TRUE That You Can`t Tell If A Bird Is Sick?

Saturday, 28th April 2012Written By Liz

It's certainly true that Parrots are good at hiding illness - as prey animals they have to be. There can be subtle indications though that all is not well, and, as the person who knows your bird best and sees it every day, you are best placed to pick up on these.

Parrot behaviourist and former veterinary technician Liz Wilson provides information on how to recognize many of the symptoms and behaviour changes our Parrots may display, so veterinary help can be sought before the problem develops further.

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Is Your Parrot Getting Enough Sleep?

Monday, 23rd April 2012Written By Liz

If your Parrot is showing problem behaviours such as feather plucking, screaming, aggression, had you considered if sleep deprivation might be a factor?

Getting a good nights sleep is just as important for Parrots as it is for people. And it's probably true that most Parrots need more sleep than we do - most Parrots are from equatorial regions which have a 12 hour night throughout the year.

But how can you accomplish that in a busy household where the TV is on till late and people need to get up early for work? Liz Wilson has some suggestions...

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Breeding Parrots

Friday, 20th April 2012Written By Rosemary

If you've ever considered breeding Parrots but don't know where to start this article is for you.

Rosemary Low draws on her years of experience to discuss everything from initial setup and selection to fledging and feeding.

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10 Ways To Get Your Parrot to Try New Foods

Wednesday, 18th April 2012Written By Liz

It can be difficult to get Parrots to try new foods, especially ones that are good for them!

Liz Wilson has over 40 years experience keeping and working with Parrots and has persuaded many Parrots to "eat their veggies". Her most important advice is to keep trying but read on for 10 ideas to help convince even the fussiest Parrot that those funny looking green things might actually taste good!

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Spring Behaviours in Parrots

Monday, 16th April 2012Written By Liz

When spring starts to come around the behaviour of pet Parrots can often change for a few weeks, they may scream more, bite unexpectedly or be more attached to their favourite human.

This is also known as hormonal or nesting behaviour and thankfully is only temporary!

Liz Wilson explains how to recognize and deal with these changes in behaviour when spring approaches.

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