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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 live

How Long Do Parrots Really Live?

Rosemary Low tells us how long Parrots really live. FACT Many birdkeepers do not keep records pertaining to their birds. FACT Most birdkeepers have birds which are not ringed and without history. FACT Many birdkeepers exaggerate or over-estimate the age of their birds. FACT Many national newspapers and others have run stories about Parrots and […]

The One Person Bird | Why Parrots Need Multiple Attachments

Liz Wilson explains why the common perceptions about our companion Parrots being a one person bird can actually be the cause of the problem. This article is filled with useful information covering areas such as rehabilitation, controlling aggression and prevention. Having lived in the world of Parrots for over 40 years, it amazes me how […]

Wing clipping

Wing-clipping Yes or No?

Liz Wilson discusses wing clipping in Parrots.  In the forty years in which I have lived and worked in the world of companion Parrots, the subject of flight feather clipping seems to me to be the most fraught with angst and passion. Rarely have I seen such blind devotion to one side of an issue […]


Household Dangers And Sensible Precautions

Liz Wilson looks at household dangers and sensible precautions.  When we consider the potential dangers to Parrots in our households, the list can be rather daunting. Indeed, it has often been pointed out how people living in industrialized nations have grown accustomed to living with a breath-taking array of deadly substances in their homes. Tortoise […]

Addressing fear

How To Address Fear In Parrots

Here is how to address fear in Parrots.  Example Have you ever been really scared? Perhaps it was a moment when you did not have control. For example as a passenger on a turbulent plane ride, or you realized someone was targeting you to pick your pocket, or you were stuck in a big crowd […]

Parrot Body Language

Find out more about Parrot body language. While Parrots might be considered to be rather noisy, babbly creatures, they do most of their actual communication through body language, not voice. This is crucial for us humans to understand if we ever want to successfully communicate with our Parrots, so we need to learn to pay attention. […]

Green-Winged Macaw Fact Sheet

Find out more about the Green-winged Macaw. Scientific name: Ara chloropterus Common name: Red and Green Macaw Adult length:  90cm Adult weight: 1.2-1.4kilos. For everything you need for Green-winged Macaws please click here. Potential lifespan: 60-65 years. (It is a myth that large Macaws live to 80 to 100 years.) Range in wild: It occurs over […]

10 Ways to get your Parrot to try New Food

10 Ways to Get Your Parrot to Try New Foods

Here are 10 ways to get your Parrot to try new foods. Encouraging Parrots to eat new foods or introducing new foods such as vegetables can be tricky. Give these tried and tested top tips from Liz Wilson a try today… 1. Eat the new food in front of the bird, acting like it is delicious! […]

Spring behaviour

Spring Behaviour in Parrots

Liz Wilson tells us more about spring behaviour in Parrots. As the hours of daylight start to increase in the early spring, life becomes chaotic for companion Parrot behaviour consultants, and we are inundated with phone calls and emails from distraught Parrot people whose birds are suddenly a problem. Rescue organisations It is tremendously sad […]


Senegal Fact Sheet

Thanks to Rosemary Low for this interesting fact sheet about the Senegal Parrot. Scientific name:  Poicephalus senegalus Adult length:  23cm (9in) Adult wingspan:  about 43cm (17in) Adult weight:  125g Potential lifespan:  35-40 years Find lots of Senegal products here. Status in wild:  Common Origin:  Central-western Africa Sexing:  The under tail coverts (those below the vent) are slightly […]

Thinking On The Wing – Part 1

At the first hint of danger a bird normally takes to flight. During the hundreds of defensive short flights which flighted birds take each day, they are quickly assessing potential dangers and deciding if they need to keep flying to avoid a real danger. These short flights require immediate and appropriate decision making abilities. The […]