Stress Management for People & Parrots

by Sherri Moorer Sherri's latest article continues her discussion on the importance of stress management. When you add birds to the mix of life, sometimes being able to manage stress becomes more of a challenge.  How can you best reduce stress for yourself and your birds?  Sherri shares a few tips that she's found helpful in … Continue reading Stress Management for People & Parrots

Hatchline: Weather Bombs & Birds

by Mary Caton Dramatic weather changes are unnerving to people and animals. Animals, however, particularly birds, know and even warn of its coming. To hear the term “bomb” used to describe a weather event sounds terrifying.  A weather bomb, cyclone bomb or 'bombogenesis' is a winter hurricane with gale force winds, snow, ice, rain, flooding … Continue reading Hatchline: Weather Bombs & Birds

What to do when you can’t take care of your bird

by Mary Caton There are times when a parrot owner realizes that they can no longer take care of a beloved pet.  Before looking for a new home, you need to ask yourself why you want to re-home your bird.  Maybe it's a behavioral issue that you need help with.  As parrots are incredibly intelligent … Continue reading What to do when you can’t take care of your bird

Bourke’s Parrot

by Mariah Hughes The Bourke's Parrot is a nomadic parakeet that thrives across the diverse landscapes of Australia.  These small, diurnal, pink-and-brown birds can be observed in tight-knit flocks anywhere from eucalyptus forests to dry scrubland to harsh cityscapes, but their preferred habitat is arid scrub.  In captivity, Bourke's Parrots are gaining popularity, thanks in … Continue reading Bourke’s Parrot

Mischief

by Sherri Moorer There’s one thing birds have in common: they’re mischievous!  It seems that something about us brings out the silly side in our parrots.  Such behaviors serve parrots well in the wild where they need a lot of energy and intelligence to seek food sources, create safe homes, and protect their young.  In … Continue reading Mischief

Keeping our Birbs Safe!

by Tiellover Word went out from a local bird club about a tragic case of dog vs. bird.  A 30 year-old double yellow-headed Amazon had played regularly with the family dog, without incident.  The bird was allowed to roam the floors freely and walked up to the dog's food dish.  The bird, being a bird, … Continue reading Keeping our Birbs Safe!

What is Love?

Did you know there are personality tests that match animal traits to human personality?  One test is called the DOPE Bird 4 Personality Types Test.  This test groups people into one of four groups based on their bird “personality.” Doves are peaceful and friendly. Owls are wise and analytical. Peacocks are showy and optimistic. Eagles … Continue reading What is Love?

Teach your bird to Come when Called

by Joanna Berger Training your pets to come when called is extremely important for their safety and provides them with lots of great mental and physical exercise. Training your birds to come when called can be a fun game to play with them.  A key first step is to train your bird to Step-Up AND … Continue reading Teach your bird to Come when Called