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Barbara Heidenreich

Parrots and Stress Bars

Here is advice on Parrots and stress bars. It is raining feathers in my house. I am so excited to report that Blu Lu the Blue-throated Macaw from the Bird Endowment is moulting. That may seem like a silly thing to celebrate. Let me explain why I am so happy. Blu Lu Blu Lu had a rough […]

Enrichment – More Than Just Parrot Toys

Enrichment – more than just Parrot toys, here’s how to enrich your Parrot’s life, with simple methods and materials, explained by Barbara Heidenreich. I love the word “enriching.” Everything about it just sounds glorious. It seems to suggest being immersed in bountiful fun. Who can say “no” to that? Certainly not the animals in my […]

When Good Parrot Behaviour Breaks Down

Here’s what to do when good Parrot behaviour breaks down. Zoo At a recent zoo consultation I found myself in a bit of a pickle. A department I have been working with for a number of years had experienced a great deal of turn over due to things like births of new babies, health issues, […]

Is A Parrot The Right Pet For You?

Barbara Heidenreich tells us if a Parrot is the right pet for you or not. Kaytee Not too long ago Kaytee launched a survey to gather more information on the reasons people relinquish Parrots. Many readers of this blog and subscribers to the Good Bird Inc mailing list contributed their experiences to the survey.  Dr […]

Oops I Scared My Parrot

Here’s what to do if you have scared your Parrot recently. I made a boo boo today. Delbert my Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot is flighted. He loves to get up to top speed first thing in the AM and cruise around the house. He has a few favourite landing spots, one of which is on top […]

Common Training Mistakes People Make

Here are 5 common training mistakes people make and how to fix them. Let us know in the comments if you have any advice on solving mistakes.  Many people have learned a lot about training. However sometimes it can be hard to apply the information in real life. In this article I will share three […]

Good Start To Good Bird

Barbara Heidenreich explains how to give your Parrot a good start.  Data There is plenty of data that supports that value of having animals in our lives. As the third most popular pet, birds obviously hold a special place in many people’s hearts. However a common statement about Parrots is that they are bad or […]

How To Train Your Lorikeet

Barbara Heidenreich tells you how to train your Lorikeet.  Lorikeets are a bit different from other Parrot species. This means there are a few things you will need to consider when training your Lorikeet. One of the main things to think about is what Lorikeets like to eat as a treat. Many Lorikeets like certain kinds […]

Introducing Parrots To New People

Barbara Heidenreich explains how to introduce your Parrot to new people. Baby Parrots It was another big day for the baby Parrots. I packed two familiar perches, toys, treats, my dog and the babies into the car for another excursion. This meant a little more time in crates for each Parrot. Beni the Blue-throated Macaw […]

When A Parrot Does Not Want To Go Back In Their Cage

Barbara Heidenreich explains what to do if a Parrot doesn’t want to go back in their cage. Jackson Having a baby Blue Throated Macaw (Jackson) and baby Double Yellow Headed Amazon (Joker) Parrot in the house is fun. And apparently it is fun for them too. I like to think so as my house has […]