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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pip The Budgie’s Inspiring Story

Louise Gilmartin tells us the story of her Budgie Pip. About Pip Pip (previously ‘Peter’) was left alone in a nursing home after his owner sadly passed away. Her family didn’t want to inherit him, nor did the home. He was rescued by a family friend who knew we had budgies (my mum fosters & […]

Feather Destructive Behaviour

The three main categories of behavioural problems seen in our Parrots are: caregiver directed aggression, excessive vocalisation, and feather destructive behaviours (FDB). About FDB Out of the three, it is perhaps feather destructive behaviours that cause caregivers the most guilt, as often they do not understand why the behaviour has started and feel powerless to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]