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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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Parrots biting

How To Stop Your Parrot From Biting – PART 2

Here’s how to stop your Parrot from biting.  Please click to read PART 1 first as you will find this article much more helpful. If you are following this after PART 1, welcome back! For more advice on training and behaviour please click here.  A useful way to gather background information is to keep a diary for a while. […]

Parrots biting

How To Stop Your Parrot From Biting – PART 1

Liz Wilson tells us how to stop your Parrot from biting. One of the most common complaints we Parrot behaviour consultants hear are complaints about problem aggression and biting. Generally speaking, aggression is a response to fear. Perhaps your Parrot fears being locked up alone in his cage, so he lunges at you when you […]

Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement Training: Dealing With the ‘Cage Bound’ Parrot

Find out more about positive reinforcement. I wrote an article about the so-called “cage-bound” Parrot decades ago. In retrospect it’s a good example of how my approach to training and behaviour has changed dramatically over the years.  Back then, my approach was simple. I advocated removing the recalcitrant Parrot from its cage by gently capturing […]

Parrot boy or girl

Is It A Boy or Girl?

The importance of knowing the sex of your Parrot and whether they are a boy or girl Many years ago, I adopted a tiny motherless kitten. The vet for whom I worked said the mite was a female, so I named her Annie and everything was fine … until a month or two later. During […]

Hahn's Macaw

Hahn’s Macaw Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low explains more about the Hahn’s Macaw in her fact sheet. Scientific name Diopsittaca nobilis nobilis Common name(s)   Hahn’s or Red-shouldered Macaw Adult length 31cm (12in) Adult weight   About 165g. Potential lifespan  About 30 years.  Status in wild Common. Find lots of Hahn’s Macaw goodies here. Origin North-eastern South America The smallest of the Macaw’s, […]

Parrot ownership

10 Basic Don’ts of Bird Ownership

Liz Wilson has 10 basic don’ts of Parrot ownership.  Companion birds come in all sizes, shapes, colours and personalities. They range from the diminutive Finches with their soft beeping calls, to the Hyacinth Macaws, the largest and one of the loudest of the Parrot family. Interactions with companion birds can range from a friendship-from-a-distance with […]

Parrot ownership

10 Basic Do’s Of Bird Ownership

Liz Wilson has 10 basic do’s of Parrot ownership. Companion birds come in all sizes, shapes, colours and personalities. They range from the diminutive finches with their soft beeping calls, to the Hyacinth Macaws, the largest and one of the loudest of the Parrot family. Interactions with companion birds can range from a friendship-from-a-distance with […]

Lovebird and Parrot behaviour consultants

Things Parrot Behaviour Consultants DO Agree On – PART 2

Here’s more things Parrot behaviour consultants agree on. Several years ago, I was talking with another Parrot Behaviour Consultant and she commented that people complained to her about how Parrot Behaviour Consultants [PBCs] never agreed on anything. My response was to suggest to those people to seek out books about teaching a child to read. […]

Budgerigar

Budgerigar Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low reveals more about the Budgerigar. Common name:  Known as ‘Parakeet’ in the USA. Adult length: Wild type 7in (18cm) and slim; exhibition type larger and heavier. Adult weight:  30-35g. For everything you need for a Budgerigar please click here.  Expected lifespan: Exhibition type birds about seven years, wild type double or even longer. […]

Lorikeet

Things Parrot Behaviour Consultants DO Agree On – PART 1

Liz Wilson tells us things behaviour consultants do agree on. Several years ago, I was talking with another Parrot Behaviour Consultant and she commented that people complained to her about how Parrot Behaviour Consultants [PBCs] never agreed on anything. Books My response was to suggest to those people to seek out books about teaching a […]

Parrotlet

Parrotlets Fact Sheet

Thanks to Rosemary Low for this interesting article about Parrotlets. Common names: Celestial or Pacific Parrotlet Scientific name: Forpus coelestis Adult length: about 5in (12-13cm). As they are a similar size to a Budgie, find items for them here. Adult weight:   25-30g Status in wild: Common, especially in drier regions. Origin: of genus: Mexico and […]

Creative Foraging - What The Experts Say

Creative Foraging Systems – What The Experts Say…

Find out why Parrot experts recommend Creative Foraging Systems. This article was written by Liz Wilson, CVT, Parrot Behaviour Consultant. Treasurer, and Founder and Chair of Parrot Division International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants www.iaabc.org Education Vice President, Phoenix Landing Foundation www.phoenixlanding.org Sam I recently had a chance to try out some Creative Foraging devices with my own Blue and […]