Here’s fun commercial featuring a gorgeous macaw… who wants to go to doggy daycare. Your bird doesn’t have to think he’s a dog to learn to fetch though. Teaching a parrot to retrieve is easy with clicker training. Learn more about parrot training and parrot training props.
If you think that animals evaluate potential mates solely on physical characteristics… you probably have a pretty clinical view of life. Most of us probably suspect that personality plays some factor, but now there’s a scientific study that shows clear evidence that zebra finches, at least, do consider “personality” when choosing mates; more specifically, female finches prefer […]
It is critical that cockatoos have large cages that provide lots of room to move and a variety of enrichment opportunities. Check out these tips and examples of cages appropriate for cockatoos, along with ideas for cage setups and layouts.
It’s time for another weekly parrot news round-up! Good Bird Inc: Parrots and Stress Bars Marnie (who rose to fame on Cute Overload) has his own website Tarantino sues neighbour over ‘blood-curdling’ noise of pet parrots Bird lovers lobby for (Quaker) parrots Rebecca O’Connor gets ready to write a parrot training book A reminder about […]
National Geographic: Best Rare-Bird Pictures of 2010 Named Horn Lake woman has soft spot for feathered pets facing hard life Auction for Phoenix Landing: Parrot Feather Pillow Behind the Scenes of Parrot Training DVDs Video: Wild Quaker Parrot Hangs out with Starlings Jackson man faces animal torture charge in parrot attack Three people sentenced in […]
This week’s parrot highlights from around the web: Kaytee Parrot Relinquishment Survey Results Lost parrot reunited with UK owners after two months living with chickens Skating parrot steals the show at Prague festival Nashua woman loses fight to keep her Quaker parrots Petition for Animal Planet to air Parrot Programming Barbara Heidenreich: Improving Flight Skills […]
Wondering what to give to that bird person in your life? While we do not advise getting your loved one a pet parrot as a gift, you can delight them by giving a present that recognizes their passion. Gift Ideas for Those Who Love Parrots Pet Portrait – A wonderful personal gift for a bird […]
Holy crap, this is amazing! Even if the owner is coaching the parrot off-screen somehow (though there hardly seems time), that’s still pretty amazing. Keep in mind that the bird needs to be able to read Arabic numerals in order to do the math, then do the addition and subtraction, plus be able to count […]
Hilarious music video featuring a dancing macaw! (Warning: lyrics not for those with delicate sensibilities.)
Ever wonder how strong a macaw’s beak is? Have any doubt that a macaw could easily break steel-welded cage bars? I think you can see where I’m going with this post… Please note that the person uploading this video wants to make clear that this cage was only a temporary cage (because Kaiser the Hyacinth […]
Pionus are one of the best-kept secrets in the parrot world, but they appear to be gaining in popularity. They have a reputation for being “perch potatoes” but I’m not sure they deserve that rep. The pionus we know may not be quite as hyperactive as some species, but they do enjoy playing with toys, […]
Much has been written about why foraging is important and how easy it is to begin adding enrichment and mental stimulation to your bird’s life. It’s exciting that there seems to be growing interest in enrichment and foraging for parrots. Luckily there are also a growing number of great foraging resources available — many of […]