Behavioral Issues In Psittacines

2021-06-17T09:22:44-07:00

Parrots are intelligent, beautiful, and are able to create a loving bond with their humans; for these reasons, they make engaging companions”. People have kept these captivating animals as pets for thousands of years. They are popular, too. In the United States, over 3.5 million households have companion birds. Despite our admiration for our parrots, they aren’t always happy in our houses.  Most companion birds aren’t truly domesticated and may not adapt well to the household and types of attention offered to them.   For example, many pet birds don’t like excessive handling and petting in the same way a

Behavioral Issues In Psittacines2021-06-17T09:22:44-07:00

Pet Bird Safety: Holiday Hazards

2020-12-08T16:09:27-08:00

The holidays are in full swing! The days are shorter, many streets are festively festooned, and pumpkin spiced lattes are in hand. Many of you amazing pet bird owners out there will likely include your feathered friends in the festivities this year, as many will be staying home for the holidays due to COVID-19. To help ensure that they too enjoy the cheer, Nestbox would like to gift our readers with a holiday pet bird safety guide! Seasonal Plants and Decorations Many of the splendid traditional holiday accents; including festive plants, glittering Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and the smell of

Pet Bird Safety: Holiday Hazards2020-12-08T16:09:27-08:00

Experiencing the Bird Blues? Advice for Avoiding and Addressing Behavioral Issues in Pet Parrots from an Experienced Parrot Parent

2020-10-01T08:12:39-07:00

It’s not hard to imagine why people fancy parrots - there are over 300 different species, each with a unique size, shape, and a distinctive combination of beautiful, vibrant colors; and of course, some parrots even talk! These features make them very attractive pets. However, many first-time bird owners don’t realize that raising a parrot to be a happy, healthy bird can be a lot more challenging than one might think.  Even though they are born in captivity, parrots that we keep in our homes are genetically identical to wild parrots. Many of our pet parrot’s behaviors are based on

Experiencing the Bird Blues? Advice for Avoiding and Addressing Behavioral Issues in Pet Parrots from an Experienced Parrot Parent2020-10-01T08:12:39-07:00
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