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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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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. […]


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 […]


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 Education Vice President, Phoenix Landing Foundation Sam I recently had a chance to try out some Creative Foraging devices with my own Blue and […]

Parrots and other pets

Keeping Parrots and Other Pets

Liz Wilson explains how you can keep Parrots and other pets together. Many of us who love Parrots are also fans of other companion animals.  For instance, besides my Blue and Yellow Macaw Sam, I have two cats (Millie and Chelsea) and a leopard tortoise named Emmett.  But we multi-species animal lovers need to be […]

Young Parrot

Toilet Training Your Parrot

Toilet training your Parrot

Umbrella Cockatoo

Umbrella Cockatoo Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low has written this article with lots of interesting facts about the Umbrella Cockatoo. Scientific name: Cacatua alba Common names:  White-crested Cockatoo, White Cockatoo Adult length:  approx 18in (46cm) Adult wingspan:  35in (88cm) For everything an Umbrella Cockatoo needs please click here. Adult weight:  approx. 500g Potential lifespan:  60 years Origin:  The northern Moluccas Islands […]

Clicker training

Clicker and Target Training

Find out more about clicker and target training your Parrot. Read more about training Parrots here.  I’ve mentioned clicker and target training in a couple of my Q&A responses, so we thought a more detailed explanation was necessary. The concept of clicker training was formulated over 50 years ago, but it has only become popular in […]

Parrot species

Which Species Should I Choose?

Rosemary Low tells us which species you should choose.  When you start with Parrots, don’t think big! Many first-time Parrot buyers start too ambitiously with birds that they literally cannot handle. Small Parrots Unfortunately I know of many sad cases in which the new owner does not allow the Parrot out of the cage because […]

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet Fact Sheet

Rosemary Low has kindly written this article with interesting facts about the Rainbow Lorikeet. Scientific name:  Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus Adult length:  30cm. Adult weight: 140g. Potential lifespan:  25-28 years Status in wild:  common. Origin:  eastern Australia and South Australia. Introduced to the Perth area of Western Australia. Suitability as pets Although they are charming, playful […]


All The Essentials You Need For A New Parrot

Liz Wilson has guidelines for new Parrot owners.  New Parrot owners often complain that there is no owner’s manual that comes with a Parrot, whether baby or adult. However, there is some basic information that all new Parrot owners can use to help ensure their future with their psittacine bird is long, happy, and healthy. […]

Baby Parrots

Important Stuff to Teach Baby Parrots

Liz Wilson tells us everything you need to know about baby Parrots. So you’ve decided you want to get a Parrot. You think they are beautiful and you know they can talk, and loveliest of all, you don’t have to walk them like a dog … so what a great companion! Maybe you’re different from […]