What Your Parrot is Trying to Tell You

2022-04-15T18:49:38-07:00

Learning About Your Parrot's Health and Well-being Through Vocalizations and Behaviors   Parrots rank as one of the most vocal bird species in the world. Like other birds, parrots use vocalization and different types of calls to communicate with each other. However, unlike most avian species, parrots can learn and repeat phrases that they overhear from humans. You might be asking yourself: why would these birds copy humans? This blog will help explain the odd behaviors that your pet parrot might be displaying and the reasoning behind these actions.   Why do parrots speak to humans?   In the wild,

What Your Parrot is Trying to Tell You2022-04-15T18:49:38-07:00

Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)

2022-03-11T14:08:15-08:00

Psittacines, colloquially known as parrots, have been a staple bird companion for humans for thousands of years. Parrots come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes, and some species can be very talkative. Although parrots are very cute, fun pets, they have very strict dietary and nutritional needs that are necessary for them to stay healthy. This article is meant to introduce you to the basics of psittacine nutrition.    Psittacine Nutrition Basics: Psittacines comprise over three hundred different breeds and each one has slight differences in their nutritional needs. That being said, their diets basically consist of pellets

Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)2022-03-11T14:08:15-08:00

Toxic Fumes: PTFE Non-stick Coating Poisoning in Birds

2021-12-23T18:11:15-08:00

Most of us have heard at one point or another that you can’t cook with non-stick pans around pet birds, and if you have not heard now you know!  The culprit lurking on the pan’s surface is the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE or commonly Teflon) coating that makes the cookware non-stick. PTFE and related coatings (PFOA, PFOS, etc.) emits toxic fumes when heated that are especially dangerous to birds due to their unique respiratory system. These coatings are the most common source of inhaled poisoning in companion birds. This article will discuss why pet birds are particularly sensitive to PTFE fumes, which

Toxic Fumes: PTFE Non-stick Coating Poisoning in Birds2021-12-23T18:11:15-08:00
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