Biting Parrots

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Being Non Confrontational with new Birds

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What Parrot is Good for a Beginner?


Great article on what parrot is good for a beginner

Originally posted on Students with Birds:

I want to start that by saying that there should be no such thing as a ‘first bird’ or so-called beginner parrot. Every single species is similarly messy, loud, and challenging. They are demanding pets no matter their size. Meeting their complex care requirements is not spoiling them, it’s making sure they lead a decent life in captivity.

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Most of us cannot provide this for our parrots, but it is what they most need

Parrots as pets are often compared to children, babies that never grow up, which you bring into your home for life. And I think it’s unfair to compare them to one another in terms of size alone. Even a very small parrot needs a lot of time, and will cost you quite a bit in terms of vet care, toys, housing, and food.

So what parrot species is right for me? Answer – the right parrot for your family is…

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The Importance of Sun to Parrots


Great information! Thanks for sharing!

Originally posted on Students with Birds:

Parrots need sunlight. It has been instrumental in the healing of our umbrella cockatoo, Bobo, since he went to live at the Island Parrot Sanctuary in Scotland (and for the mental and physical recovery of all parrots there), and it has helped my birds, too, although they are not emotionally traumatised as Bobo was. If you think about how wild flocks live, and realise that your parrot is just one or two generations removed from that, you’ll see that something critical is missing in their lives. This is part of making sure your pet gets the full range of nutrition he needs.

Without sun, parrots simply cannot absorb everything properly. It is a necessity, as much as fresh fruits and vegetables are in a parrot’s diet.


UV helps convert a bird onto a good diet of fresh fruits, sprouts, grains, and vegetables.

What is the impact of going without sun?

  • Increased…

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[Mildly] Successful Parrot Blogs: How to Have One.


Great information! Thank you!

Originally posted on Students with Birds:

While I don’t consider Students with Birds Blog a massively successful endeavour, I do think it is doing okay for a small-timer, and I’m proud of it. Three-hundred-some followers, hey, I’ll take it. That number does seem tiny compared to those blogs with thousands of subscribers, but writing about a highly focussed, narrow topic like parrot care isn’t exactly a mass interest.

That said, parrot bloggers have to get creative. In honour of my 193rd  post, I wanted to share what I’ve done to garner views for my site, little by little (and these can be used for any blog). Assuming you’ve chosen a place to write – like WordPress or Blogspot – here are my tips:


Celestial parrotlet claims credit for co-founding this blog.

1. Work that social media: Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, etc.) is an important tool for any blogger, but it…

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Snow Day

It’s a beautiful day today! But the yorkies don’t like it! God Bless Everyone!

20 Essential Facts Dog Lovers Must Always Remember!

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