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!

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Teen Turns Love of Birds Into a Game

Adam Dhalla, from Vancouver, B.C., isn’t your typical video-gaming teen. He’s a passionate birder who wants to introduce birding to his peers. He did just that by creating a mobile gaming app available for download on smartphones that gives players the opportunity to virtually traverse the globe in search of birds and learn more about them.

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Juliet the Wild Blue & Gold Macaw Looks for Love in Rio Zoo’s Aviary

Rio’s last wild macaw, affectionately named Juliet, is looking for love by visiting the zoo’s aviary.

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Lafeber’s Global Parrot Conservation Spotlight: The Pantanal of Brazil

Lafeber’s latest Conservation Spotlight takes us to Brazil, where the Instituto Arara Azul is fighting to save the majestic hyacinth macaw in its native Pantanal region.

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Inside Dr. Pepperberg’s Lab: What Goes into Research Design

In her latest blog, Dr. Irene Pepperberg explains how, when working with parrots, designing and implementing seemingly simple experiments are never as easy as one might assume.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Be Inspired By These “Special-abled” Birds

Special-needs birds are perfect in the eyes of those who care for them. The stories of Cricket, Oscar, Emma Lynn, Igor and Ren, and Thumper and Sammy prove without a doubt that they are much more than just special-needs birds.

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