Understanding your bird’s emotional health and care needs is the recipe for a happy parrot-person household. Our avian-expert written articles are here to give you the information you need to keep your pet bird healthy and happy. Each week, we bring you exclusive articles written by veterinarians, behaviorists and other experts in the avian community. Whether you are new to the world of companion birds or are a seasoned parrot parent, you’ll find fascinating facts, need-to-know medical information, behavior tips and tricks, and much more!
Perks of Owning a Pet Parakeet
Parakeets as pets are a manageable size, entertaining, social, and talkative. Small enough to fit in your apartment and travel with you, parakeets can make great pets. Check out these 7 perks of sharing your life with a parakeet.
Foods Toxic To Pet Birds
Foods on your avian vet’s do not feed list include chocolate, avocado, onion, high-fat, and high-sugar foods.
Budgie Vs. Cockatiel — Which Is Right For You?
For years, budgies, also called parakeets, were the most numerous companion birds, and only recently were overtaken by cockatiels. If you’re looking at getting one or the other, how do they compare?
9 Things Never To Do Around Your Pet Bird
While most responsible pet bird owners strive to make their birds feel part of the family and offer them plenty of one-on-one time whenever feasible, there are times when your bird should perch elsewhere.
Secret to Birds’ Amazing “GPS” Abilities
Science has long wondered how birds navigate; essentially what drives their internal compass? Recent research sheds light on birds’ amazing navigational abilities — namely the discovery that they can see magnetic fields.
Scarlet Macaws Soar Once Again In Mexico
Of Mexico’s more than 40 protected biosphere reserves, the Tuxlas region of Veracruz, Mexico, is one devoted to the re-introductions of scarlet macaws back into the wild, with the hope that these majestic parrots will once again thrive in their native habitat.
Inside Dr. Pepperberg’s Lab: Do Parrots Understand “Process of Elimination?”
Process of elimination and inference are two powers of reasoning, and Dr. Pepperberg conducted fascinating tests to determine the existence of inference in African greys.
Wild Birds Become Each Others “Wingmen” To Survive
Wild birds of differing species cooperate with each other to enhance the safety of their families over long periods of time.