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Why Do Parrots Need UV Light?

UV light is so important to the health and wellbeing of your Parrot. Read on to learn why UVA and UVB light is recommended, how they help and the effects if birds don’t get enough UV light This is why Parrots Need UV Light… During the summer months your Parrot will have been outside more, […]


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Feather destructive behaviour

Feather Destructive Behaviour – Part Two

In my first blog on feather destructive-plucking behaviour (FDB), I discussed the risk factors for Parrots developing this unwelcomed behaviour. Behavioural Problems In this blog I will discuss simple strategies to help caregivers tackle this behavioural problem. FDB may include over preening, feather barbering, pulling feathers out and mutilating the skin. The behaviour may be […]

Parrots and carbohydrates

Why Parrots Need Carbohydrates

Sophie tells us why your Parrot needs carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient which plays a vital role in keeping your bird healthy. Including carbohydrates in your Parrot’s diet is essential for many bodily functions, these include: A diet with an imbalance of too much or too little of appropriate carbohydrates can cause digestive health issues, […]

Happy Amazon Parrot Day

As part of our continuing series celebrating our different Parrot species, on January 19th it’s all about the popular Amazon Parrot. We’ll be working with Feathered Friends again too. Show your support using the #AmazonParrotDay on social media. Amazon Parrot Facts There are lots of different species of Amazon Parrots and you can read about […]

Parrots and Vitamin A

Why Parrots Need Vitamin A

Sophie explains why Parrots need Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a fat soluble micronutrient which plays a vital role in keeping your bird healthy. Including Vitamin A in your Parrot’s diet is essential for many bodily functions, these include: A diet lacking in Vitamin A can lead to infections and illness, especially respiratory infections, Vitamin […]

Your Parrot Enjoying Christmas 2022

Thank you to everyone who has sent us pictures of your Parrot enjoying Christmas. Sharing is caring, so here are some of them for you to enjoy 🙂 Want to share your pictures with us too? Message us on Facebook, tweet us on Twitter, tag us on Instagram Want to share your pictures with us […]

Cockatoo eating

It’s Time To Celebrate Cockatoos On Northern Parrots Cockatoo Day

If you’re a Cockatoo owner, you need to get involved in our Northern Parrots Unofficial Cockatoo Day this December 15th. Get involved on social media by using the #CockatooDay so we know you and your Cockatoo are celebrating. Pictures Once again we’re teaming up with Feathered Friends on Facebook to bring you this day, and they’ll be […]

The History of Northern Parrots

Check out the history of Northern Parrots. Northern Parrots begun as a pet shop named Northern Pet Centre in 1979. It wasn’t until 1995 we started selling through our catalogue and 1998 when we began selling online.  Our current managing director, Mike Taylor, started working at the shop in the late 1980’s. It was then […]

Meet My Parrots – Pickles and Charlie The Quaker Parrots

Sarah Ward tells us about her two Quaker Parrots Pickles and Charlie. Why did you choose a Quaker Parrot? I choose Quakers because they are easy to train and just lovely little floofy birds that like to cuddle. What are Pickles and Charlie’s favourite food? The favourite foods are fresh chopped veg and Lafeber’s El […]

Kakapo in Australia

Rosemary Low Gives a Parrot Conservation Update

A 2022 Parrot conservation update. There are approximately 400 species of Parrots in existence today. Rosemary Low gives us a 2022 update on Parrots and conservation projects in the wild. Unfortunately, Parrots are notable for having the highest number of threatened species of all non-passerine bird orders. Here, Rosemary shares with us some of the […]

Cockatiel cage

Preparing For Your First Cockatiel

Excerpt from chapter two of “Preparing for My First Cockatiel” by Laurel A. Rockefeller A cage is your bird’s bedroom.  It is her shelter, her territory, the space that belongs just to her.  It is where she goes to eat, to sleep, and to retreat from danger and it is not intended to be where […]

Parrot Food

Go Cook For Your Parrot On November 1st

It’s time to put on those oven gloves and dig out the chopping board, as November 1st is Go Cook For Your Pet Day, so get cooking for your Parrot. Here all the foods you can cook.  Dot Schwarz likes cooking for her Parrots too.  The day was started by cookforyourpets.com. They want people to give their companions more attention […]

Triss the Green-cheeked Conure

Meet My Parrot – Triss the Green-cheeked Conure

Becca Hill tells us about Triss the Green-cheeked Conure. Tell us about Triss Triss is a Pineapple Green cheek-Conure. This is a small species from a wide area of South America. She is nearly 7 years old and we have had her since she was 8 weeks old. Triss came from a breeder of Green-cheeks […]