Many pet bird owners keep more than one bird in their home. Some devote large portions of their house to elaborate bird rooms or build outdoor aviaries capable of housing many individuals. In some cases, they have fallen in love with a particular species of bird, in which case there is no question that the birds can live together. They may not always bond in the way their owners may want them to, but there is no issue of species compatibility. [Read more…] about Bird and Parrot Species Compatibility: How to Mix A Bird Cage or Aviary
While it is perfectly natural for female parrots to lay eggs, it can pose challenges for the bird’s owner. In the wild, parrots will not lay eggs without the presence of a mate. This is not always the case with captive birds, and conditions may exist that trigger an egg-laying response in your pet bird. Problems can develop if you are not careful with the way you handle this situation. [Read more…] about Parrot Egg Laying: Why? How Often? And How To Stop It
You may be considering buying or adopting a parrot. Maybe you are attracted to the idea of having a pet that can talk, or are interested in having a beautifully colored bird in your home. Sharing your life with a parrot can be an extremely rewarding experience.
But it does come with challenges that you need to be prepared for before you make the commitment to actually get a parrot. Many birds are given up to parrot rescue because well-intentioned, prospective owners did not understand what owning one of these incredible creates entails.
This article intends to serve as a guide to help you determine if a parrot is the right kind of pet for you. We will look at a number of issues that need your serious consideration before you get a bird. After determining that you are going to go ahead and obtain a parrot, we will examine some specific types of birds and issues related to living in harmony with your avian companion. We will attempt to help you make a good choice as to which kind of bird will be best for you. [Read more…] about Owning A Parrot: How to Take Care Of A Parrot, A Quick Start Guide
Some pet bird owners make it a point to never travel any distance or length of time without bringing their birds with them. This entails a degree of planning prior to taking a trip. It may also pose limitations on the destinations that you can travel to without putting your bird through a stressful plane flight. In some cases, your bird may not be allowed to enter a certain state or country due to local ordinances. [Read more…] about Bird Boarding: Guide to using a Bird Sitter
The first thought that comes to mind when considering the way that parrots communicate is through their vocalizations. They can produce an incredible number of diverse sounds, including mimicking human speech in some cases. Large parrots have voices that can carry for miles so they can call to their flock in the wild. [Read more…] about Parrot Body Language: Reading & Understanding Your Pet Birds
Parrots are creatures that will form bonds with both humans and other animals. Whilst this is one aspect of their behavior that can make them adorable, it is also something that can have a drawbacks as we shall see.
Parrot Bonding in Nature
Parrots form strong and complex bonds with each other in nature. In many species, mated pairs bond for life. They engage in mutually beneficial behavior such as nest building, foraging, and grooming each other’s plumage. The pair will also raise their young and defend their territory. In addition to their individual bonds, parrots also form a bond with their flock. [Read more…] about Parrot Bonding: How To Bond With A Parrot And Avoid Overbonding