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Parrots with UV light

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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Bathing Parrots

Getting Your Parrot To Bathe

Barbara Heidenreich explains how to get your Parrot to bathe.  Delbert In many cases Parrots love to bathe….as my Yellow Naped Amazon Delbert is happy to demonstrate.  Jeez! Even my dog loves a bath. Honestly he would jump in the shower with me everyday if he could. But that is another story. Back to Parrots. […]

Parrot behaviour

Changing Your Parrot’s Behaviour

Barbara Heidenreich has advice on changing your Parrot’s behaviour.  Some may be familiar with the hierarchy of behavioural procedures. This is essentially the order in which we apply the principles of behavioural analysis to address a behaviour…typically this list is quite helpful when trying to change a Parrot’s problem behaviour. 1. Make sure Medical, Nutritional, Physical […]

Wild Parrots

Get To Know The Wild Side Of Your Pet Parrot

Having a Parrot as a pet is pretty special. Because so many families have dogs and cats as companions, many people are very familiar with the behaviour of these animals. But Parrots are a bit different. Even though our companion Parrots live in our homes, they still do things their wild cousins do. This means it […]

Zoo-Max

About Zoo-Max

Zoo-Max was founded in 1988 and initially only imported bird food. They soon however started creating their own bird food and in 1994 progressed even further by producing their own range of Parrot toys under the name Fun-Max. All the toys are designed and built in Canada, on just the one site so that each toy […]

Parrot obesity

How to Stop Your Parrot From Becoming Obese

Parrots kept in captivity can be at risk of becoming obese when given too much food and too little exercise. About It’s not rocket science, but this is a good solid fact for any owner to know. Parrots kept in captivity rely completely on us to keep them bright eyed and healthy, so they are […]

Parrots and cages

Parrots And Cages

Elaine Henley explains more about Parrots and cages.  Elaine Henley P.G.Dip CABCClinical Animal Behaviourist There are many articles written to assist caregivers with making a choice about which cage to purchase. These articles generally provide caregivers with information relative to choosing the proper size (bigger is better), safety issues, cage styles, cage composition, and ease […]

Parrot school

Back to Parrot School

Bucktons explain what to teach your Parrot at “Parrot School”.  As a Parrot owner you will know that these beautiful, intelligent birds can be very demanding, but also extremely rewarding. If you don’t give them enough attention and engagement, they can very quickly become isolated, lonely and bored. Bit like humans really! So it’s time […]

Parrots socialising

Socialising A Parrot With Family Members And Friends

Bucktons explain how to help your Parrot with socialising Pet birds, particularly Parrots, are extremely social creatures and given the right training, will enjoy being the life and soul of any party. Social Wellbeing Being out and about in the fresh air and meeting new people will greatly benefit the health and wellbeing of your […]

Preventative medicine

The Importance Of Preventative Medicine In Birds

The team at Avian Veterinary Services explain why you should take your Parrot for regular health checks. They also discuss some of the health issues that can be picked up by taking your Parrot for a check. Vaccinations In most other branches of veterinary medicine companion animals present for annual vaccinations to prevent the development of some of […]

Parrot flock

Expanding the Flock

Liz Wilson explains what to think about before expanding your flock. WHY Do You Want Another Bird? So you are considering getting another Parrot, yes? May I ask why? Are you hoping another Parrot will help to “fix” a behaviour problem in your first bird? If so, please don’t. Parrots are quick learners and certainly learn from […]

African Grey lockdown

How To Help Your Parrot During Lockdown

Here is how to help your Parrot during lockdown. This blog was written by Elaine Henley P.G.Dip CABCClinical Animal Behaviourist Togetherness: From March until June 2020, our Parrots may have become very used to our full-time presence at home during lockdown, with few or no visitors to their home. For some Parrots this may have been positive, […]

Parrot aggression

Coping with Parrot Aggression

Here is how to cope with Parrot aggression. Sudden onset of aggression towards caregiversElaine Henley P.G.Dip CABCFull Member Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)Animal Behaviour Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist In a previous article, I explored the reasons why Parrots might display aggressive behaviours towards caregivers who approach their cage, or who “enter” their cage by putting their hands […]