Avian Expert Articles

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!


Webinar: From Head to Tail – Visual Clues to Pet Bird Health

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to examine your bird from head to tail from avian veterinarian Stephanie Lamb.


Rocky the “Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Owl” Goes Home

The tiny Saw-whet owl rescued from the 75-foot-tall Norway spruce tree that was brought from upstate New York to Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center takes flight after being treated at a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

Chris Davis

Webinar: Heart to Heart: Pet Bird Behavior Q&A with Chris Davis

In this live webinar, Chris Davis, CPBC, will share a behavior case or problem and then field viewers’ behavior-related questions.

Leila Jeffreys photo

Artist Leila Jeffreys Captivates with Stunning Bird Portraits

Leila Jeffreys is an artist from Australia who uses the tools of photography to create incredible portraitures of birds of all kinds The result is large prints that reveal immaculate details of the bird subject she is working with

Pepperberg, Alex Foundation

Inside Pepperberg’s Lab: Research Under COVID-Optimal Conditions

Dr. Irene Pepperberg gives us an update on how she is forging ahead despite that challenges posed by COVID-related social distancing requirements and the shutdown of her cognitive behavior research lab on the Harvard campus.

Green-cheeked conure

New To Conures? Answers to Common Conure Questions

Are conures parrots? Do they talk? What size cage do they need? What food provides the best nutrition? Find the answer to these and other common questions about conures.

cockatiel on cage

What Scares Your Pet Bird

Halloween is just around the corner. We are scared of zombies and ghosts, and perhaps even the thought of a whole community of children eating sugar. But what’s scary to your small companion bird?

Parrot Feet

When we think of birds, we often imagine these fascinating creatures flying through the air. Yet, what goes up must come down. Let’s focus on birds’ feet, which allow birds to maneuver and rest while taking a break from flight.

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