Thinking Outside The Box When Training

Thinking Outside The Box When Training

For the most part, the tide has turned regarding animal training philosophy. It’s understood now that empowering animals rather than disempowering them not only garners better results but creates happier and healthier animals. What isn’t mentioned often enough though,...
Helping Pet Store Parrots Live Their Best Lives

Helping Pet Store Parrots Live Their Best Lives

A parrot is an iconic part of a pet store; many people have strong memories of visiting pet stores as children and being amazed by a big red macaw, or delighted by flocks of colorful lovebirds. Even now, many companion birds are bought after a visit to a store that...
Is a Busy Parrot Really a Happy Parrot?  

Is a Busy Parrot Really a Happy Parrot?  

Summary: As bird owners, we are quickly taught that toys are super-important for parrots. We need to keep them busy to avoid boredom and stereotypical behavior, and to keep them healthy. Keeping parrots occupied is indeed an important part of bringing them in to our...
Parrots Need You! The Lacey Act and USDA-APHIS

Parrots Need You! The Lacey Act and USDA-APHIS

Summary: Two new sets of regulations, from different parts of the US Government, are poised to create serious problems for parrot caregivers, avian veterinarians, rescuers, and breeders. This article looks at the legal foundations of the proposed amendments to the...
Sex in the Psittacine

Sex in the Psittacine

Summary: The dedication most parrot caregivers have to their avian companion’s wellbeing, combined with their air-conditioned, artificially-lighted indoor lifestyles, means they are in perfect shape to want to reproduce. If they’re not careful, caregivers...