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Northern Parrots Blog: July 2014

Welcome to our Blog page. Here you'll find lots of useful information about Everything for your Parrot. There's expert blogs & articles from Rosemary Low, the late Liz Wilson, Mike Simmons, Dorothy Schwarz and Barbara Heidenreich to name a few.

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The Impact of Early Learning Experiences on Kakapo

Thursday, 31st July 2014Written By Barbara Heidenreich

What happens to a young Parrot matters. Our last night of kakapo training was quite exciting. A three year old bird who had been hand raised several years ago had discovered a way to enter the large enclosure where the chicks are housed as they prepare for...


Thank You to Barrett Watson

Tuesday, 29th July 2014Written By Northern Parrots

It was a lovely sunny day here at NP HQ and we were all excited as we waited on the arrival of Barrett Watson, a highly respected Parrot breeder who many of you will have heard of, or had the pleasure to meet him in person.


Ringneck Parakeets Fact Sheet

Wednesday, 16th July 2014Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low takes a look at Ringneck Parakeets. How suited are these extremely hardy, intelligent and very active birds to live as a cage an aviary companion. Read on to find out more...


Lena's Story

Friday, 11th July 2014Written By Dot Schwarz

Twelve years ago our local zoo contacted me; would I take any of their unwanted birds? The most suitable turned out to be Archie and Lena, a pair of elderly Orange-winged Amazons (Amazona amazonica).

Like most wild caught birds, their history was largely unknown.


Why Train Kakapo? Parrot Conservation

Wednesday, 9th July 2014Written By Barbara Heidenreich

Conservation projects are all about saving wild birds, the emphasis of course being on the word `wild.` Training tends to conjure up images of pet birds and cute tricks and seems on the surface quite contradictory to keeping birds wild. However conservation involves more than breeding and releasing birds.


A Day Out to Treasure

Monday, 7th July 2014Written By Dot Schwarz

Dorothy Schwarz visited the recent Think Parrots Show with her Parrots Artha and Casper. She has kindly written about her thoughts and opinions on her experience of Think Parrots. Whether you managed to visit the show this year or not this is definitely worth a read...


Goldies Lorikeet Fact Sheet

Friday, 4th July 2014Written By Rosemary Low

Slender, graceful and streamlined, Rosemary Low takes a look at these Pretty and diminutive birds with their gentle and pleasing personality. Read on to find out more about the Goldies Lorikeet.


Parrot Training Challenges - Training Kakapo Chicks

Tuesday, 1st July 2014Written By Barbara Heidenreich

One of the cornerstones of animal training is to set your environment so that it is easy for your Parrot to do what you want. This often means arranging your props just right, having a stash of the perfect training treats and making the set up comfortable for both you and your bird.


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