Hand Feeding Instructions

Hand Feeding Instructions   Cockatiel babies from 20 to 55 days old.  Each feeding should be 6 to 10 cc (ml). Sun Conure babies from 22 to 82 days old.  Each feeding should be 7 to 12 cc (ml). Typically feed 3 times a day. …

Hyacinth Macaw Tips

Perch arrangement: Good solid perches should be positioned at both ends of the flight and directly in front of the nest box. The nest box perch gives the birds easy access to the nest. These perches should be hard wood making them difficult…

Sexing Cockatiels

Determining the sex of the young cockatiel is not always easy; it often consists of an educated guess. The males and females of the normal greys and cinnamons are identical when young. They show little or no yellow on the face and both have…

Welcome To Parrots

Welcome to the wonderful world of parrots. Okay, it may be wonderful, but it’s not utopia. There’s a lot to know and a lot to do in order to make a parrot happy and keep it healthy in the average home. This article gives you an overview…

Why The Bite? Resolving Behavioral Problems

Training your Parrot ... Resolving Behavioral Problems ... Foraging No bird is innately mean. They don't like to bite, but will do so in order to protect themselves or to stop behavior they are not comfortable with. Some time ago, I overheard…

The "Up" Command

There is one thing you can train your parrot to do that will improve and help maintain your relationship, it is to step up on command.  This can be done with a simple two word command, "Step up" or as I use with my birds, "UP".  The command…

The Problem with Bird Mills

Know the Source of Your Bird to Avoid Life-Long Issues Most of us have seen the sad videos of puppy mills. Hundreds of wretched creatures huddle in too-small cages. Their only purpose in life is to breed, breed, breed with little regard for…

Birds and Antibiotics

Many people fear antibiotics. They believe they are inherently "bad" for them and for their birds. This belief is unfortunately based on the misuse and abuse of antibiotics, and has nothing to do with their true value. Before antibiotics millions…

Lovebirds Can Be Lovable!

Time and time again I hear from disgruntled lovebird owners. They bought a hand-fed baby lovebird from a pet store and the bird bites, refuses to come out of the cage, and acts as if it is being murdered when you finally catch it. These experiences…

When a Bird Escapes

How to Prevent It - How Best to Find a Lost Bird There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when a pet bird suddenly takes off, flying into the wild blue yonder, while you watch helplessly from the ground below. The first time this happened…