Cage and Toy Safety Tips

Inspect Your Cage(s) Regularly For Hazards – It is absolutely necessary for the safety and health of any bird, that the cage be checked regularly for safety and health hazards.  Most birds are potential escape artists; they love the challenge of … [Continue reading]

Poopology – Bird Care

Check your bird’s poop daily for the proper consistency. Droppings should be well formed with both green and white streaks in it. (Lorys and Lorikeets are the exception.  They have looser poops due to their high sugar/nectar diet). If you … [Continue reading]

Re-Painting a Bird Cage

Companion parrots can be hard on cages. Ingesting flakes of paint, or inhaling new paint fumes, can be harmful and possibly fatal. If you are planning on re-painting a cage, you should use only paints that do not contain lead, zinc or chromate, … [Continue reading]

Proper Diet for Your Bird

Fresh clean water is a must. How you provide your parrots water is a personal preference. You can provide water in a bowl or a water bottle. It is very important to sterilize any container that you use daily. If you use a bowl make sure … [Continue reading]

A Parrots Average Life Span

So you’ve made the decision to enrich your life with a feathered friend. Parrots are unique among pet birds in that they have the potential to be with you for your entire life. A parrot’s life span in captivity is considerably shorter than his … [Continue reading]

Beaks, Nails and Feathers

Take Care of Beak & Nail Healthy happy active birds rarely suffer from over grown beaks. The best way to keep your bird's beak and nails in tip top shape is to provide them with lots of toys and different perches. The best toys for … [Continue reading]

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

The Major Mitchell’s or Leadbeater’s Cockatoo is often kept as a pet bird, but; unfortunately, it is one of the less suitable and more expensive pet cockatoo’s that can be chosen as a pet. They are a joy when they are young and hand-raised; but, … [Continue reading]

Parrots and Bathes

Birds need to bathe for health. It is essential for healthy feathers and skin. Their natural instinct to bathe will make it easy to establish a routine. If you don’t bathe them or give them the opportunity to bathe they will make their own … [Continue reading]