It’s the most wonderful time of the year! So let’s make sure it’s safe for all family members, including our feathered friends. Candles: We all like a cosy vibe during the colder months, however it’s best not to use candles, wax melts or anything else that burns or gives off a scent. Parrots have veryContinue reading “How to Keep Your Bird Safe at Christmas!”
Category Archives: Parrot Health
Pumpkins for Parrots!
It’s pumpkin season! One of our favourite times of the year, and you can get your bird involved in the festivities too by offering pumpkin to them! Pumpkins are packed full of nutrition including lots of vitamin A which is essential for eye health. Many pet birds are deficient in vitamin A so it’s importantContinue reading “Pumpkins for Parrots!”
All About Parrot Poop and Parrot Poop Guide!
We can learn a lot about our parrot’s health by examining their poops. A healthy parrot poop is made up of three components: faeces which are tubular like structures and usually green or brown in colour, urates which are solidified uric acid and are cream or white in colour, and urine which is the liquidContinue reading “All About Parrot Poop and Parrot Poop Guide!”
How To Keep Your Bird Cool in Hot Weather!
Parrots naturally come from very warm and humid climates, however that doesn’t stop our pet birds from getting too hot in our homes! Here are our top tips for keeping your bird cool in hot weather: Keep your bird’s water refreshed with cool water throughout the day. Offer regular bathing and misting – if yourContinue reading “How To Keep Your Bird Cool in Hot Weather!”
Signs of a Sick or Ill Bird:
Parrots are prey animals, which means if they show any sign of weakness in the wild, they will be more likely to be attacked by predators. For this reason, our pet birds will also often hide signs of illness for as long as possible until they are very unwell. Becoming familiar with the signs ofContinue reading “Signs of a Sick or Ill Bird:”
DIY Dry Mixes for Parrots!
Dry mixes for parrots are becoming increasingly popular. When the right ingredients are chosen to create a dry mix, you can create a very healthy addition to your bird’s diet. An ideal parrot diet is made from raw, whole foods as this is the most natural and bioavailable approach. Safe vegetables, sprouts, grains, seeds, flowers,Continue reading “DIY Dry Mixes for Parrots!”
Common Household Dangers for Pet Parrots Part One:
There are many things in and around our homes that pose a risk to our birds. Being aware of these risks can help to keep your bird safe! Non-stick cookware: Any product that contains Teflon, PFOA or PTFE can be extremely dangerous to your bird. When these items are heated up, thy release toxic fumesContinue reading “Common Household Dangers for Pet Parrots Part One:”
Why sleep is so important to your parrot’s health and wellbeing!
We all know what it feels like to wake up grumpy in the morning after not getting enough sleep. That feeling of not wanting to get up and having it impact on our mood throughout the day. It’s not difficult to imagine that parrots are very similar to us, in that a decent amount ofContinue reading “Why sleep is so important to your parrot’s health and wellbeing!”