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Vaccinations For Parrots | Should Parrots Have Injections

Lafeber tells us about vaccinations for Parrots.  We are often asked about vaccinating our Parrots. And the answer is, well, maybe. We have limited vaccines and some have come and gone from the market — mostly gone. The only vaccine available is the polyomavirus vaccine. So what should we do? Polyomavirus at one time was killing […]

Pet Sitter Prep

Lafeber have useful pet sitter prep.  There will probably be a time in your bird’s life when he needs temporary care in your absence. We hope that’s because you plan a wonderful vacation, or have an opportunity to visit far-off relatives. But in other scenarios, a person can be hospitalized or be called away to […]

Parrot Food Recipes From Lafeber

Here are some Parrot food recipes.  What do I feed my pet bird? That’s a question we hear every day. The ideal avian diet is much more than birdseed and Parrot pellets. Parrots, Finches, Canaries and other companion birds require a varied, nutritious diet, which can include seeds, but also pellets and fruits and vegetables.  […]

5 Ways You Could Be Ruining Your Bird’s Day

Lafeber explain how you could be ruining your bird’s day While we all want the best for our feathered friends, sometimes we get so wrapped up in our day-to-day routines that we overlook the things that can make our birds’ day. Gestures Think about all the seemingly small gestures and things that go into making your […]

Morning Workout For Parrots

Lafeber tells us about a morning workout for Parrots. We all know that exercise is important for good health … for all species. Exercise is particularly important for our Parrots, as most conditions in captivity are extremely different from the lives they live in the wild. For example, my students found that Grey Parrots in Africa can fly up to […]

Inside The Mighty Avian Heart

Lafeber tells us more about the avian heart. The most striking features of birds is their ability to perform very rigorous functions in harsh environments such as diving deeply in cold water, flying at high altitudes, and running in hot deserts. This requires that their cardiovascular system (CVS) must be able to meet the demands […]

NutriBerries VS Standard Avian Diets

Lafeber tells us more about NutriBerries vs standard avian diets. It has been 25 years since NutriBerries became part of the spectrum of foods for companion Parrots. When they were first rolled out the door, they were considered a bridge diet for all of the seed-eating Parrots. The idea was to have birds move from eating unbalanced seed-only […]

Three Tricks Your Budgie Can Do

Lafeber explain how to teach your Budgie tricks. Socialization Our small companion birds do some things naturally that are quite entertaining. Anytime you spend with your bird, interacting together, is good socialization. Birds learn quickly and retain their mastery of “tricks.” There are many behaviours that a Budgie will do naturally. With some practice, you can give a […]

Summer Safety For Bird Owners

Lafeber have advice on keeping your Parrot safe this Summer.  Summer wouldn’t be summer without backyard barbecues or time at the pool. But before you fire up your backyard grill or unroll the pool or spa cover, take a moment to see what steps you need to make to ensure your bird’s safety and well-being […]

What’s Your Parrot’s Play Personality?

Use this article to determine your Parrot’s play personality.  This article was originally published by Lafeber in April 2015. Book In the best-selling book, “Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul,” (2009) author Stuart Brown, M.D. validates the importance of play in the lives of both people and animals. “ Play lets […]

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