Lafeber Home Learning

Learning can be fun, especially learning about your best feathered friends! So join Lafeber to explore different topics that help you get closer to your birdie buddies by understanding them better.

Each Lafeber “course” includes several articles to enlighten you. Although these “courses” don’t earn you a degree or CE, you can pat yourself on the back. And if it were possible, your birds would surely applaud!

New courses are added each week, so check back regularly. You never know what you will find!

Course 27: Helping Birds

Building A Legacy One Bluebird Nest Box At A Time
Cyclone’s Affect On Migratory Birds
Lafeber Helps Birds Displaced By Recent Hurricanes
Genetic Engineering: New Hope For Rare Species?
Parrot Conservation Surprise Challenge: Bees
Bird Conservation Yesterday & Today
Macaws Get U.S. Fish & Wildlife Protection
Parrot Conservation: How We Can Help & How It Helps Us

Course 26: Toys, Toys, Toys

Webinar: Fun With Foraging -- How To Get Started Fun Toy Ideas
Parrot Toys: What Are We Going To Chew Today?
Top Toys For Parakeets

Course 25: Parrot Safety

Playing With Fire: Tobacco & Pet Birds
Pet Bird Home Hazards
Don't Leave These In Your Pet Bird's Cage
Summer Safety
Pet Bird Owner Summer Safety Tips
Halloween Safety For Birds
After The Hurricane: What Pet Bird Owners Need To Know

Course 24: Easy Living With Your Parrot Roommates

Why A Routine Helps The Flock And The Caregiver
Tips To Manage Your Pet Bird's Mess
Furniture Fixes For Pet Bird Owners
Tips To Get Your Bird Back In The Cage
Spring Cleaning Tips For Bird Owners
Give Your Bird A Clean Cage This Summer

Course 23: More Bird Species Info

New To Conures? Answers To Common Conure Questions
Finch Or Canary -- What's The Difference?
Budgie Vs. Cockatiel -- Which Is Right For You?

Course 22: Harmony For Your Feathered Family

Birds & Other Pets: Why You Need To Be On Guard
Friends Or Frenemies: How Well Do Parrots Interact With Each Other?
Pet Birds & Other Birds

Course 21: Make Your Parrot's Environment A Joy

Making Space For The Parrots: Adding On A Bird Room
Pet Bird Enrichment: Four Great Uses For Newspaper
Tune In To Your Bird’s Daily Habits
Give Your Bird Some "Gym Time"
Transform Your Bird's Cage From Drab To Fab
The Splash About Bird Baths
The Optimal Social Environment For Your Parrot

Course 20: Flying!

Flight & Exercises To Keep Your Bird Moving
Is Your Bird Ready To Fly?
Feather Trims & Other Summer Safety Info
The Miracle Of Flight

Course 19: Get To Know The Avian Heart

Inside The Mighty Avian Heart
Anatomy Of The Avian Heart
Journey Inside The Hearts Of Birds

Course 18: Good Health For Your Bird

Fall Pet Bird Health Check: Hormones & Respiratory Concerns
5 Health Choices Pet Bird Owners Should Make Today
Follow This Stay-Healthy Plan For Your Pet Bird
A Healthy Year Ahead For Your Pet Bird

Course 17: What You Need To Know About Parrot Reproduction

An Egg's Incredible Journey
Parrot Breeding Biology In The Wild & In The Home
How Egg Laying Affects Your Pet Bird
The Female Reproductive System: Along Comes The Egg!

Course 16: Bird-Proofing Through The Year

Pet Bird Owner Summer Safety Tips
Halloween Safety For Birds
Top-Ten Holiday Hazards For Your Pet Bird
Keep Your Pet Bird Out Of The ER This Holiday!

Course 15: Parrots & Food

Pet Parrots & Ground Foraging
"Healthy" Foods Your Bird Should Stop Eating Today
Foods Toxic To Pet Birds

Course 14: Avian Ailments & Vaccine Info

Psittacosis: What Bird Owners Need To Know
Vaccines & Pet Birds
Is Your Pet Bird A Healthy Weight?
Pet Bird Research: PDD
Psittacosis & Other Zoonotic Diseases
Unraveling The Puzzle Of Avian Bornavirus & PDD

Course 13: Parrot Beak, Feet, Eyes, Sounds, & Gut

The Bird Beak Inside & Out
Parrot Feet
Why Birds' Eyes Are So Different From Ours
Voice/Sound Changes In Pet Birds: Cause For Concern
See How They Fly

Course 12: Focus On Avian Veterinarians

Why You Need An Avian Veterinarian
Why An Avian Vet?
18 Ways To Drive An Avian Vet Crazy
Why Is Avian Medicine So Expensive?

Course 11: Exploring The Bird Brain

Complex Intelligence Defines Bird Brained
Rethinking What "Bird Brained" Means
Bird Brains Are Not That Simple!

Course 10: Test Your Parrot Knowledge

What Is A Geriatric Parrot?
Five Pet Parrot Facts
Why Birds Live So Long

Course 9: Is Your Bird's Environment Healthy?

Playing With Fire: Tobacco & Pet Birds
Birds & Other Pets: Why You Need To Be On Guard
Car Safety: Why Your Bird Needs To Buckle Up
Did Avocado Fumes Cause Bird's Death?
Protect Your Pet Bird From Mold
Moving With Your Bird? How To Reduce Stress For Everyone

Course 8: The Science & Wonder Of Birds Talking

Do Parrots Understand What You Are Saying?
How Dr. Pepperberg Taught Parrots To Use Speech Appropriately
Why Parrots Can Talk
Small Birds Do Talk!
Decipher Your Pet Parrot's Vocalizations

Course 7: The Fun Side Of Bird Food

Foraging For Food Satisfies Parrots' Appetites & Minds
Pet Parrots & Ground Foraging
Fun With Food For Your Pet Bird

Course 6: All About Budgies

3 Tricks Your Budgie Can Do!
Perks Of Owning A Pet Parakeet
Budgie Sounds
Budgie Vs. Cockatiel: Which Is Right For You?
Top Toys For Parakeets
Budgie Species Page

Course 5: Bad Bird Or Misunderstood?

Uncover The Pitfalls Of Problem Behaviors In Pet Birds
Parrot Behavior: What Are You Actually Rewarding?
Pet Birds And Excessive Screaming: Rewarding The Wrong Thing
Accidental Rewards For Pet Bird Aggression
4 Easy Ways To Deter Breeding Behavior

Course 4: All About Cockatiels

Cockatiel Behavior: Brilliantly Baffling
3 Tricks Your Cockatiel Can Do
Why Cockatiels Make Great Pets
Budgie Vs. Cockatiel: Which Is Right For You?
Cockatiel Sounds Explained
Cockatiel Species Page

Course 3: Pet Bird Training Basics

Learn The Polite Way To Train Your Parrot
Teach Your Bird To Communicate "Yes" And "No"
Small Bird Taming & Training Basics

Course 2: Happy Parrot, Happy Home

Stress Reduction For Companion Parrots
Do Parrots Get Depressed?
Birds & Other Pets: Why You Need To Be On Guard
Healthy Habits We Can Learn From Our Birds

Course 1: Need-To-Know Info For A Happy Life With Your Parrot

Do's And Don'ts For Living With Parrots
15 Things Every Parrot Owner Should Do
Tips To Get Your Parrot To Be Quiet
Tips To Get Your Bird Back In The Cage
The Optimal Social Environment For Your Parrot
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