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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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Liz Wilson

About Liz Wilson

We’re extremely sorry to hear that Liz Wilson passed away on Saturday 13th April 2013. Liz lived and worked with Parrots for nearly 50 years and dedicated her life to improving avian knowledge and care. She was a talented author and speaker and we were privileged to have her write for us for a number […]

Parrot species

Is a Parrot Right for Me?

Is a Parrot right for you? Liz Wilson explains.  This question delights me because it indicates that people are thinking about this issue in advance; that they are not getting into the world of Parrots on a whim. That’s what most of us did: the dreaded Impulse Buy. We fell madly in love with the Parrot’s […]

ZuPreem Natural

About ZuPreem

Find out more about ZuPreem. ZuPreem’s history spans back more than 40 years through 3 generations.  The Morris family’s continual commitment to bettering the lives of animals through proper nutrition is now as ever the driving force behind the success of ZuPreem.  Having already developed Hill’s Prescription Diets, to include reducing diets, diets to treat urinary […]

About Lafeber

Find out more about Lafeber.  Lafeber’s NutriBerries are a unique and complete food for Parrots, containing only nutritious, natural ingredients. Rolled into berry shaped pieces perfect for your Parrot to hold and enjoy!   Each berry contains the 40 essential nutrients recommended by Dr. T.J. Lafeber, top avian veterinarians, nutritionists and behaviourist. They believe that nutrition […]


About Kaytee Exact

Kaytee Exact has been the recognised nutritional leader by avian veterinarians and breeders since its introduction in 1989. Kaytee Exact is developed by the nutritional experts at the Kaytee Avian Educational Centre, established to enhance people’s knowledge and enjoyment of birds through education, conservation and research.  Complete Food   Kaytee Exact Rainbow is a 100% complete food […]

Avian vets abroad

Avian Vets Outside The UK

A handy list of RCVS qualified Avian vets outside the UK. Find the nearest Avian Vet to you in our guide below. Or, for a full list of Avian Vets in the UK by region click here.  The health and well being of your pet is top priority, if you require and advice or support […]

Petting your Parrot

Petting Your Parrot

Barbara Heidenreich has advice on petting your Parrot. People often warn of the dangers of petting your Parrot. Usually they are referring to the kind of touching that leads your Parrot to believe you two would make lovely children together. This might include stroking under your Parrot’s wings or near the base of his tail.  This […]

Managing mess

Managing Mess in Parrots

Barbara Heidenreich explains how to manage mess in Parrots. Zookeeper Once a zookeeper, always a zookeeper. I admit I was trained well. When I started my career in zoos back in 1990 I worked for the best kind of boss a newbie could have….a stickler for cleanliness and exceptional animal care. The standards were high […]

Parrots can't wait

Parrots Who Can’t Wait To Do As You Ask

Barbara Heidenreich explains what to do if your Parrot can’t wait to do as you ask. Joker the Yellow-naped Amazon Parrot made me proud today. As mentioned in an earlier blog, both Joker and Jackson the Blue-throated Macaw showed some hesitancy in returning to their cages after a few hours spent outside their cages training […]

Towel training

Training a Parrot to Love a Towel

Barbara Heidenreich explains how to teach your Parrot to love a towel. How much do I love this behaviour? Let me count the ways. Training a Parrot to look forward to being wrapped in a towel has become one of my favourite behaviours to train. I think in part because I know most Parrots at […]

Parrot training diet

The Parrot Training Diet? by Barbara Heidenreich

Find out more about the Parrot training diet. I decided to write about this topic because people who have signed up for my mailing list automatically get sent a series of three video clips in which I demonstrate how I trained my Amazon Parrot to let me trim his nails. Questions Some of the questions I keep getting are […]

Parrot toys

How To Get Your Parrot To Play With Toys

Here is how to get your Parrot to play with toys. New toys I have been inspired by a question posted to my yahoo group. The question was asked how do you get a Parrot used to a new toy? I think that is a marvellous question. All too often we assume because it is a […]