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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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My Parrot Laid an Egg

Help, My Parrot Laid An Egg

Barbara Heidenreich explains what to do if your Parrot lays eggs. A veterinarian once said to me there are two times in a bird’s life when it looks like it is dying. When it is dying and when it is laying an egg. It is no wonder I sometimes get emails from panicked Parrot owners when […]

Specialized Lighting

Calcium, Vitamin D & Specialised Lighting

Liz Wilson explains more about UV light and lighting. There is much discussion on the internet about diet and about specialised lighting and its importance for Parrots, often discussed by those who have passionate opinions … but unfortunately little factual knowledge about this subject. UV Light This small detail does not, however, deter them from […]

Conure screaming

How to Stop – or Reduce – Screaming in Parrots

Liz Wilson explains how to stop your Parrot from screaming. Naturally Noisy In the world of Parrots, there are certain species of birds that are famous for the level of racket they can produce. Generally speaking, the large Cockatoos and Macaws lead that list. For everything you need for Parrots go to our website here. Indeed, […]

My Parrot has Changed

My Parrot Has Changed: Dealing With A Hormonal Parrot

What do you do when your pet Parrot wants to mate? And what do you do when your pet Parrot sees you as his or her mate?  The behavioural problems that arise when companion Parrots reach sexual maturity are due to a hormonal change. The owner not aware of this finds him or herself in […]

Find a Parrot Cage

Choosing A Parrot Cage

There seems to be little discussion on the subject of cages, which is unfortunate. After all, the purchase of a cage is secondary in importance only to the choice of which species of bird to get – and a cage accounts for a large percentage of the start-up costs of bird ownership. But a variety of obstacles […]

What Does Your Parrot's Poop Tell You?

What Does Your Bird’s Poop Tell You?

Dot Schwarz explains what studying your bird’s poop can tell you. How To Understand The Health Of Your Parrot From Their Poop Should the study of Parrot poop be considered an art or a science (or a waste of time?) One authority I consulted named the study Poopology – so here are some guide lines […]

Avian vet

Find An Avian Vet

As discussed in Liz Wilson’s article “Choosing an Avian Vet” there are several ways of finding a good avian vet, not least of which is personal recommendation. As we wouldn’t want to miss out good Avian vets we’re not acquainted with, we’ve instead provided a list of vets with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Zoo Medicine […]

Caring for Older Parrots

Caring For Older Parrots

Caring for older Parrots, Dot Schwarz reveals how to care for older Parrots, shares examples of long lived birds and a lot more. One of the best avian vets I know, Alan Jones told me, when we were discussing Parrot longevity that ‘borne out by my experience in 40 years as an avian veterinarian, many African […]

Which Parrot Is Right For Me

Which Parrot is Right for Me?

For everything you need for your Parrot please click here. It should be stated from the outset that no stranger can tell you what kind of Parrot would work out best in your household. Only you can do that. However, in this article I will offer some of insights into various psittacine species, based on my […]

Cockatoo enrichment

Enrichment Or How to Keep Your Parrot Happy

Dot Schwarz explains how to give your Parrot enrichment in her blog.  For loads of enriching toys for your bird please click here.  Toys and enrichment Why make or purchase toys for Parrots? It is sadly not unheard of to see a bird in a small cage get one single perch and maybe one swing or toy. The owner […]

Step up training

How to Teach Your Parrot To Step Up

Dot Schwarz explains how to teach your Parrot to step up. Can any bird learn to step up onto a hand or a stick? I believe that she can. And until your bird has a reliable step up, it is much harder for bird and carer to live harmoniously.     Too many birds are […]

Cockatoo eating

Fresh Foods Your Parrot Will Love

Dot Schwarz explains how to incorporate fresh foods into your Parrot’s diet. How keen are you to incorporate green stuffs into your bird’s feeding regime? Parrot Diet  Live green foods form the major part of a wild Parrots’ diet. They use trees to live in, to nest in, forage fruits and berries from, to hide […]