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.
We're going to be posting some of the questions we receive on social media and on our blog posts and posting them to Feathered Friends and you for your thoughts, Here are the first batch of questions below.
There are lots of myths surrounding small Parrot species such as Lovebirds, Budgies and Cockatiels. In this blog, originally published by Lafeber in September 2015, the myths and the real facts behind them are explained.
Many of us love to take our Parrots out and about with us, whether it be for short day trips or longer two week family holidays. We've compiled a handy list of travel options for you and your Parrot, so you never need to leave your feathered friend at home ever again!
Whether you're a new Parrot owner or have been a happy Parrot owner for years, you might be surprised to learn these five interesting facts about Parrots by Barbara Heidenreich, that make Parrots a bit different from your usual companion animal.
After watching an episode of "The Dog Whisperer" where the host discussed the three emotional needs of a pet dog, exercise, mental stimulus and affection, Eb Cravens realised the same essentials could be applied to Parrots. Here he explains what they are. This article was originally published in Parrots Magazine in November 2008.
Dot Schwarz's Blue and Gold Macaw Benni has been freeflying outside since March 14th, when he was 28 weeks old. Here’s how Benni’s behaviour has developed and how Dot's nerves have withstood the strain.
We all know how the colour of an object affects how you view it, but the colour of a bird can also change what we think of them and what their potential mates think too. This article was originally published on Lafeber's website in February 2015.
In Part 2 of her blog, Dorothy Schwartz continues to talk about Joanna Burger's life with her old Amazon Parrot Tiko. She discusses how he is coping with old age, how his behaviour changed around an elderly relative and what he likes to eat every day.
Not many of us Parrot carers will have enjoyed the experience of Professor Joanna Burger who, with her husband Michael Gochfield, shares her life with Tiko, a red-lored Amazon who is now over sixty years old. Joanna wrote a book about her life with Tiko, and Dot Schwarz discusses it here.
Dorothy Schwarz has been a Parrot owner for most of her life. However, she has never owned a Macaw, until now that is, at the age of over 70 years of age. In her latest blog, she introduces us to her blue and gold Macaw Benni, and shares her diary with us, which details her experiencing training and caring for him in his early days. Don't forget to post your memories of your first Parrot in the comments!
It was a lovely sunny day here at NP HQ and we were all excited as we waited on the arrival of Barrett Watson, a highly respected Parrot breeder who many of you will have heard of, or had the pleasure to meet him in person.
Time flies and so do Parrots - the Parrot that flies out of the window, the aviary or the door. Recently reading on internet some truly sad stories of lost birds, I thought I might share some happier experiences both of my own and my friends.
This blog has been provided courtesy of Avian Veterinary Services (AVS) and is about Jo, a two year old female Galah who has previously boarded at the clinic on a number of occasions, and like virtually most Cockatoos is an extremely 'busy' bird, positively bursting with character!
With a Parrot’s long potential life span Liz Wilson looks at why everyone in the Parrot world needs to confront the question of where a psittacine bird should go when it can no longer stay in their present home.
Thinking about getting a bird or Parrot as a pet or companion? In this article Liz Wilson looks at some of the more popular species of Parrots kept as pets and discusses their negative attributes, in order to create a little balance against all the positives a feathered friend brings.
Now that you've "got the bug" you may be considering getting another Parrot. But there's a lot of things to consider first.Why do you want another bird, is it for the "right" reasons? Have you got the time to look after another bird? What about the space and funds needed?Parrot behaviourist Liz Wilson considers these and other questions to help you decide whether it's the right time to "expand the flock".