Bird Tricks Up Your Sleeve

October 18th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Every pet bird owner wants to be the proud pet parent of a happy and well-behaved
parrot. But not every bird owner knows how to accomplish this. And when their
bird currently bites, scratches and screams constantly, training them may seem
an extremely difficult task.

The trick to this task is to learn how to teach your parrot in a positive
way to ensure their happiness. A happy parrot is a well-behaved and loving parrot!

Before you can expect your parrot to be happy, you need to be happy and positive
first. If you are not and you attempt a training session your parrot will immediately
pick up on your hesitation and will become nervous around you. So, keep your
cool and talk to your parrot in a friendly and reassuring voice.

Another aspect to training your pet bird is schedule a training session during
a time when your house is quiet and there will be no disruptions. Turn off the
TV or radio and make sure that you aren’t expecting any guests. Such disruptions
can cause both you and your parrot to lose the momentum of the training session.

When you are in a training session, you should be as amusing as possible with
your interactions with your parrot. You should also carefully pronounce words
and phrases. These comical antics will capture your parrot’s attention
and they will want to mimic you to join in the fun.

Keep these training sessions short, sweet and to the point. If they are too
long your parrot will become bored and irritated. If this happens, avoid the
need to raise your voice at your parrot. This will only make your parrot afraid
and more nervous. Instead, simply voice your disproval with a firm tone and
a disapproving look.

Once this point has been reached, it is time to end the training session.
Regardless of whether the session ends on a good or bad note, place your parrot
gently back on his play stand and step away. The two of you deserve a break
from each other and this playtime will be seen as a reward by your parrot for
a successful training session.

Keep in mind that every parrot has their own unique personality and so the
time it takes to train them will vary from parrot to parrot. Never rush your
parrot to learn. Let them set the pace and always be respectful of your parrot’s
space. If they do not want to come out of their cage for a training session,
then just step away and try again later. Never force them to learn.

By being happy and positive your parrot will be happy and positive too!

Bird Tricks Up Your Sleeve

Training Doesn’t Have to be Tricky!

Click here to see easy ways to train your parrot

So, I know it seems like training a parrot might be a tad bit tricky, and where
can you find the right person to help you along the journey? It’s not like there
are bird training classes or a bird trainer listed in your phone book.

The internet has broadened your options and now provides you with the ability to bring the bird trainer right into your living room! You can watch training videos, read informative articles, and be able to teach yourself how to teach your bird.

Click here to see a little bit of the information you can access

Not All Training is Equal

While the internet brings this wealth of information to you, you want to make
sure that it is good information that won’t harm your bird or your relationship
with your bird. That means seeking out only a true professional who knows birds
and loves birds. The wrong methods can not only damage your relationship with
your bird but can even harm the bird. Selecting only a professional who works
with a bird in a respectful and positive manner should be a priority.

The Womach brothers, consisting of Chet and Dave, have created Bird Tricks
to share their years of experience with birds right with you. Both have extensive
training experience, and Dave also has a magician background which includes
working with David Copperfield’s birds.

Click here to read more about the Chet and Dave and their training

How Bird Tricks Works

Bird Tricks is unique in that it is chock full of bird information that is
easy to digest. There are training videos that show each skill step-by-step
which makes it easy to follow and then implement. You’ll learn about clicker
training and target training as well as a lot of really neat tricks.

Chet and Dave offer free training videos to watch and learn from. Plus, you
can learn how to train any bird. This includes the eager bird that is very socially
interactive as well as the bird that may be more hesitant, fearful, or who suffers
from behavioral issues. Every bird and bird owner can benefit.

Click here to see exactly what is included in the videos

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Bird Toy Mania

September 25th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Parrots are very intelligent beings. So intelligent, in fact, that they have the same mental capacity and intelligence as a two to three year old human child!

Just like children, these parrots need to be mentally stimulated. If they are not, they will literally go mad. They will also become increasingly destructive. But proper parrot toys also help parrots to hone their foraging skills.

But choosing the perfect parrot toy is essential to your parrot’s overall health and mental wellbeing. Did you know that parrot’s require a minimum of five toys? Each of these parrot toys should be as unique as your parrot. They must all be different colors, have different textures and, more
importantly they must each serve a different purpose.

The most important type of parrot toy is a foraging toy. When living in the wild, parrots forage for the food, but in a caged captivity environment, such as in your home, parrots do not have as much of an opportunity to forage for their food. Foraging helps to keep your both your parrot’s mind and beak very busy. Foraging toys allow you to place your parrot’s favorite treats inside them. Your parrot now has to attempt to figure out how to get their yummy treats out of the toy.

If your bird is quiet destructive whenever he is let out of his cage, and prefers to rip up your curtains, then you will certainly need to purchase a special kind of toy. This type of toy will be one that is meant to be destroyed by your parrot, such as a shreddable toy. But the time it takes your parrot to do this should be quite a while. If it takes your parrot only a few hours or minutes to destroy their new toy, then do not buy that toy again in the future. Those toys are a waste of your money.

The next best type of parrot toy is a puzzle toy. These carefully constructed toys are meant to keep your parrot happily occupied for hours. Some puzzle toys are designed to be nibbled on and even destroyed. With these toys it is important to remember that it is the learning experience that counts and not necessarily how much the toy can withstand from your parrot’s strong beak.

Other great toys to purchase are foot toys that your parrot can play with both in and out of his cage. If your parrot spends a lot of time outside of his cage, then consider buying a play gym. This free standing gym resembles a tree on which you can hang a few toys for you parrot. With branches pointing in different directions, your parrot will also be working out his feet.

Parrot toys provide your parrot with safe opportunities to explore and investigate various textures and tastes. Such toys offer many health and psychological benefits for your parrot.

Bird Toy Mania


No More Boredom, Ever!

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Birds get bored too! Sure, you’ve got a few toys sprinkled in his cage for him to play with, but those old toys get boring after a while too. Imagine if you could provide him with a way to have new toys that are safe and healthy for him and limit his boredom all in one fell swoop.

Click to see how new toys stimulate your parrot’s brain

New Toys Every Month

In an ideal world, you would be able to easily and affordably provide your parrot with new toys each month. Today can be the ideal world for your parrot.

Never has it been easier to provide your bird with the kinds of toys he will enjoy at such an affordable rate and in such a convenient manner. You don’t even have to leave your house to have access to some of the neatest bird toys around. The Parrot Toys by Mail club sets you bird up with monthly access to new toys he will absolutely love. The part is that the toys are all natural and entirely safe for your bird. Plus, the club selects the best toys for your individual bird based on his breed and size, and then they come right to your home without you needing to do anything!

If for any reason you’re not happy with what toys you receive, you have the option of a money back guarantee.

Click to learn about the Parrot Toys by Mail club and receiving toys each month

Fun and Safe and Guaranteed to Thrill

Let the Parrot Toys by Mail club show you just how easy it is to give your bird safe toys that are free of poisons and toxins, which are common in the commercially made, unregulated bird toy industry.

Once you know you don’t have to worry about your bird’s safety, you can sit back and watch him enjoy. These toys are all natural and are made for your bird to enjoy. He can play with the toys, shred them and even rip them to pieces if he wants to. Really? Yes, indeed, they are created for him to use his beak and feet to play with, and the materials are all made to be chewed on, ripped at, and shredded. He’ll enjoy toys made with things like coconut fiber, corn cob, oyster shells, safe leather, sisal cord, cuttle bone and bamboo. You’ll enjoy seeing how happy he is each month when the toys arrive.

Click here to check out what toys are in the Parrot Toys by Mail club

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Tips for a Trained Bird

September 15th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Not every parrot owner acquires their parrot as a baby or directly from a reputable breeder or pet store. Some parrot owners acquire their older parrot through a pet adoption program, or through a rehoming situation. No matter how an older parrot is acquired, they will have very special training needs.

Most likely your older parrot is more nervous being in a strange home with strange people and even stranger sounds and sights. They will typically express this nervousness through aggression that is commonly displayed by your parrot being extremely territorial of his cage or carrier.

You must have the utmost patience with your older parrot during his adjustment phase into his new home with you. This is certainly not the time to fight fire with fire! The quieter you are around your parrot and the softer you speak, the calmer your older parrot will become. Ever heard the expression “Music soothes the savage Beast”? Well, try playing some soothing music for your parrot.

Make sure that you also provide your new parrot with all of the foods that they are used to eating in their former home. If those foods can be considered to be ‘parrot junk-food’, such as foods that are heavily dyed and covered in sugar or salt, then you should also offer your parrot healthier food choices. But allow him to get used to eating different food at his own pace. Never simply replace his old brand of food with a new brand of food. Parrots need time to adjust to their food as well. Switching over too soon could cause your parrot to refuse to eat and he may starve. Sounds rather extreme, but it is sadly quite true.

You should also try to make sure that your parrot’s cage is a safe and happy haven for him. If your parrot still has his old cage, then you should clean it thoroughly and replace any broken toys, torn up ropes and whittled perches with newer and stronger ones. If you are giving your new older parrot a brand new cage, then do try to outfit with new perches and toys that are of the right dimension and size for your breed of parrot.

Place the cage in such a way that it is up against at least one wall in your house, and in an area of the house that is most often frequented by family members. Older parrots desire a sense of security and being against a wall offers that to them. The easiest way to assimilate your older parrot into the comings and goings of your family is to place them where they can feel that they are a part of your family, such as in the living room. But do not place their cage in the kitchen as fumes from certain types of pots and pans can be quite lethal to parrots.

With older parrots it is best to simply take your time in training them and allow them to actually set the pace.

Unlock the Inner Bird

Training Your Bird Can Do So Much….

Click here to see easy ways to train your parrot

When we see a parrot, we see what a pretty bird it is and think it can’t be that hard to have a bird for a pet. Well, that’s not a safe assumption! In fact, birds are great pets, if you know what you’re in for. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can end up with a pet you can’t stand who screams at you, bites you, and generally disrupts your life.

Bird rescues are filled with birds that are no longer convenient as pets for owners who have grown tired of them. These birds can come with bad behaviors that need to be reworked before they can be adopted out.

The good news for bird rescues and bird owners like you is that any bird can be trained out of bad habits! Proper training and management can keep bad behaviors from forming altogether or can help change behaviors a bird may already have.

Click to see how training can help your bird

What
Does Training Do

Training helps change the relationship between a bird and his human. It develops communication between bird and human, and it can actually make your bird learn to love you.

Many mistakes in bird training are easily made by an owner, particularly if you don’t know it’s a mistake. Sometimes owners resort to mean or punitive styles of training that just don’t work and are cruel. These methods create birds that are fearful or mean in exchange.

Training should be positive and geared towards the bird. When training is done this way, a bird quickly responds and noticeable changes occur in a matter of days or weeks. Those previous behaviors of biting, screaming, or trying to harm you gradually reduce and go away.

Click here to learn how training helps change bird behaviors

The Best Way to Train Your Bird

Bird professionals have developed a way of working with your bird that is easy for the bird owner to replicate. You don’t have to be a professional to know how to do it! If you want to have access to FREE videos, information on birds and training, and know that you’re getting the real deal on advice, you need to check out this training system. It’s even the training style that world famous magician David Copperfield used for his very own birds. If it’s good enough for him, it’s definitely good enough for everyone else too!

In the process, you’ll learn so much about your own bird, you’ll be amazed at what it does for you and your bird!

Click here to begin watching FREE videos on bird training

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Bird Training Miracle Work

August 10th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Bird Training Miracle Work

Are You Frustrated?

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happy, healthy and obedient parrot

If you’re one of many frustrated bird owners, today is your day to turn it all around.

“In just under 2 weeks I have gone from a quivering, tearful, frustrated bird rescuer, to the proud owner of Dylan, the Parrot who in his own words is ‘alright’…. Thank you for your information…” Josette Bellham, Lowestoft, UK.

Just like Josette, Parrot Secrets can help you learn how to communicate with your bird and teach him new things (like tricks and building vocabulary). It can also help you fix bad behaviors.

Click here to learn about Parrot Secrets

Learn from Experience

Experience teaches you the best way to do things. Sometimes when we first start out, we muddle our way through things, learning by trial and error. This is how many parrot owners start out….learning from trial and error. Unfortunately, this can help create a lot of bad bird habits in the process.

Most bad bird habits are created by mistakes made in training. The good news is that all of this can be easily corrected with just a simple 15 minutes a day! There are three important things you need to do:

1. Learn all the key points of parrot knowledge, which you will easily learn with the Parrot Secrets system.

2. Armed with this knowledge, work to correct any miscommunications between bird and human.

3. Be able to recognize early symptoms of problems and fix them (or even prevent them).

Click here to read about common bird problems and how to fix them

What is Parrot Secrets?

Parrot Secrets is a comprehensive program to teach you how to work with your bird. It’s an easy-to-read 4 e-book system that teaches you things like:

Book 1: Learn how to teach your bird tricks and improve his vocabulary. You’ll learn neat things like the 3 easiest words to teach your bird and what are the most common indicators for a bird ready to speak.

Book 2: Creating a bird that loves you! This book will help you deal with bad behaviors like screaming and biting plus it shows you how much a difference toys and cage placement can make.

Book 3: The proper parrot diet, and one surprise for many ….seeds aren’t enough!

Book 4: The tips to pick out the right bird and how to avoid bad bird sellers. Learn how to do the proper research and get the right bird for you.

Along with these 4 e-books, you’ll receive bonus materials!

Click here to begin really connecting with your parrot

Results are in….

“I found your parrot training courses easy to understand and follow. With a little patience and good humor, you can follow Nathalie’s information and train your bird to be a wonderful, life-long companion. My bird Sapphire is screaming less and I’m enjoying her more. What more could you ask?” Bill Tanner, Los Angeles, California.

“I cannot thank you enough, and aside from this bird, your training was the smartest purchase I have ever made. Every day we learn new things together. This course in less than 2 weeks has changed both of our lives… Thank YOU, again!!!” Jennifer Clark,New Hyde Park, New York, USA.

Click here to check out what others are saying about Parrot Secrets!

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Learning to Speak Bird

July 25th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

If you are a parrot owner, then you surely know how wonderfully talkative parrots can be! They have an amazing ability to create all kinds of sounds and noises. But they also have the ability to say words and phrases too, all they need is the proper training.

Teaching your parrot to talk at home is not as daunting a process as you may think. As long as you equip yourself with the right tools, and the right frame of mind, anything is possible!

Parrots are smarter than dogs and cats and easily pick up words and sounds quickly. Parrots can be taught to understand long sentences and short words alike. Their first attempt at learning to talk will most likely be by learning to mimic the noises and sounds that you make when you are talking to them.

Therefore, you should always be consciously aware of the words you speak around your parrot. Choose words that are easy to pronounce so that your parrot can easily pick up on the sounds as this will help them to learn faster.

You should then focus on these words and use them in various phrases and sentences so that your parrot can easily pick them out, as well as hearing them used in different types of contexts. Pretty soon your parrot will be picking up on those words and will be repeating them back to you! Remember, that as soon as your parrot says a word, or at least tries to say a word, you should immediately praise him or her. Giving your parrot their favorite treat is also a good idea to reward them from their effort.

Set aside some time each day where you and your parrot can have some alone time to learn new words and phrases. Make sure that there will be no interruptions during this time! Make the teaching lessons short and sweet - never overdo it or expect too much from your parrot during the first few lessons. And make the lessons fun! A bored parrot will not learning anything!

You can also teach your parrot to talk at home by repeating certain words with certain actions, such as saying ‘bye-bye’ whenever you leave the house, or ’sleepy-time’ every night when you cover your parrot’s cage for the night. This will help your parrot to associate certain actions with certain words.

Another tip is to tell your parrot what food they are eating every time you offer it to them, such as a banana. This will help reinforce the meanings behind the words to your parrot.

Remember to have fun teaching your parrot to talk!

Learning to Speak Bird

Want a Chatty Bird?

Have you always wanted a bird that could talk up a storm, whistle, sing tunes, and more? Maybe you’ve admired other birds and thought you couldn’t teach yours to do the same thing. Or maybe it’s just a whole lot easier than you thought it was!

Click here to see how easy it is to teach a bird to speak

Why Can It Be Easy?

It can be easier than you think if you just know the way to do it. Most training problems with birds come down to the fact that we don’t always know how to work with them. Training a bird doesn’t have to be hard at all.

A new system, a “real speech” training system, makes it easier than ever to teach a parrot to talk. You can actually help your bird build a vocabulary of several hundred words! This system was developed by bird people who learned through experience exactly the best ways to train your bird. There are lots of factors that can affect your bird’s learning. Things like:

How much time you spend working with your bird

How you train your bird

What kind of bird you have

What mistakes you might be making

Your bird’s individual personality

Click here to learn more about teaching a bird to talk

The Best Training
Method for Teaching a Bird to Talk

You have the opportunity to learn these “real speech” methods for a limited time offer of a 30 day free trial. There is no risk for you at all, but you have a lot to gain! Birds are actually very eager learners, and with the right methods, you can easily learn how to communicate with your bird. The “real speech” training system can help you know how to tell what will work best for your individual bird.

Click here to learn about the FREE “real speech” system

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

All the Bells and Whistles

July 7th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Some parrots are prone to developing bad habits just like a three year old child is prone to having a tantrum. Just like with a child, a parrot will need to ‘unlearn’ those behaviors and replace them with acceptable ones. Ignorance is not bliss in this case as those bad habits and behaviors can cause your parrot to injure himself or worse. Every parrot can be trained out of their bad habits and behaviors. It is simply a matter of learning how to properly train your parrot and have lots of patience.

Training Recommendations:

Decide on a training time that does not interfere with your family’s busiest times, such as during breakfast or when everyone comes home from school or work.

Set a time limit. A good timeframe for any training session is 20 to 30 minutes. It best to keep them on the shorter side as your parrot may become bored and act out which will have the opposite effect of what
you are trying to accomplish.

Make sure that you are in a calm and relaxed frame of mind before taking your parrot out of their cage to begin a training session. Parrots are sensitive creatures and will mimic your emotions.

Study your parrot’s body language as this will help you to quickly identify when your parrot is stressed out or about to lash out and bite you. Their body language is the only true way in which they can really communicate to you. A stressed out or nervous parrot will not learn anything during a training session simply because they will be too consumed with being stressed out and nervous. Offer your parrot a treat to calm them down.

Positive reinforcement is the best method of training any parrot anything. Immediately after your parrot has obeyed your command or responded to your training request, whether or not he was successful, you should give him a treat or praise. However, if your parrot is not truly following your command or is obviously acting out, it is best to simply ignore him.

Regardless of how frustrated you become, you should never punish your parrot by withholding food or treats or by hitting or throwing things at your parrot. Negative attention, such as in the form of punishment, is still deemed to be attention from you by your parrot and so punishing him will simply condition your parrot to become used to the negative attention which will simply perpetuate his naughty behavior.

Once the allotted time for the training session is completed, return your parrot back to his cage or play stand so that he can have some well-deserved playtime.

All the Bells and Whistles

What to Do?

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I don’t know if you’re like me or not, but I love birds. I find myself admiring them when in a nearby pet store, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet because I don’t know how to train a bird. It looks like it would be hard, and birds bite!

After doing a little research, I found a system that can teach you, whether you’re a total newbie like me or a more experienced bird handler, how to really work with your bird. It has all the bells and whistles you want in a system!

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Learning is as Easy as 1-2-3

One of the disadvantages of birds and training was that there was never any easy way to learn how to train them. You could read books, but the odds of finding a professional bird trainer near you are just impossible. And reading a book is just not the same as watching someone show you what to do.

That’s where Bird Tricks comes in. They make learning super easy since they show you what to do through videos and instruction. They even have free training videos. These videos help you learn not only how to train your bird, but also how to work through behavioral problems like biting, screaming, and
feather plucking too.

Click here to learn all about Parrot Training 101 and Bird Tricks

An Established Program

Bird tricks has been successfully used by tons of bird owners who happily share their results.

“In just one week, this badly abused and vicious bird has become the best pet in the world!” one bird lover exclaims. Another says, “Thanks to your training system, my bird is now a loving pet—not just a bird in a cage.”

See what the training system can do for your bird too!

Click here to read more from satisfied bird owners all over the world

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

A Veterinary Perspective on Bird Health

June 20th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Did you know that malnutrition is one of the most common illnesses experienced in captive pet birds today?

Sadly, this is mostly due to parrot owners not feeding their parrots a proper diet. This can easily be changed by simply learning about each parrot’s unique dietary needs. Each species of parrot has their own nutritional requirements and understanding them can truly make the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy parrot.

Every parrot in the world, wild or pet, must have access to seeds, grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables. But those parrots that are kept in captivity as pets must also have a diet that is fortified with extra minerals and vitamins.

There are many commercial parrot food companies that manufacture and sell ‘extruded’ parrot food. These can be good places to start to provide your parrot with extra nutrients. However, be careful when feeding your parrot a pelleted diet, especially commercially prepared parrot seed and pellet mixes that contain plenty of brightly colored pellets. These pretty pellets essentially consist of sugary food coloring to make them look more appealing to parrots and their owners alike. But these colorful pellets can be harmful to parrots when they are eaten over a long period of time.

There are also other foods that are highly toxic and should never be fed to pet parrots as they can be quite lethal:

Chocolate

Avocados

Rhubarb leaves

Alcohol

Caffeine

Salty foods

Fatty foods

Feeding a nutritional sound diet to a parrot also includes providing them access to clean water at all times. This means changing out their water bowls every time they get soiled. A few parrots are picky eaters and prefer to dunk pieces of their food into their water bowls, which means that you will need to change their water as soon as possible to avoid harboring any bacteria in their water bowl.

All parrots also need to be able to take baths to help keep their dander in check, especially during the summer months when temperatures can soar. You can help your parrot by placing a small bird bath or extra bowl at the bottom of his cage for him to use as a bath. If this is not possible, such as in the case of a bigger parrot and not enough room at the bottom of their cage for a bath dish, then simply use a spray bottle filled with room temperature water. Always use a very gentle mist when spraying your parrot. Never use a stream option as that can actually hurt your parrot.

A Veterinary Perspective on Bird Health

Do You Know Who Your Veterinarian Is?

Become An Expert On Parrot Care Health!

If you have ever had a dog or cat, you know that it’s pretty easy to find a qualified veterinarian if your pet gets sick. You’ve got an absolute ton of choices at your discretion.

Now, if you have a pet bird, then you know that it’s just not that easy. First, there aren’t many avian veterinarians, and if you do find one, that may be your only choice. You don’t get to be nearly as picky. That’s why it’s so very, very important that you know a lot about bird care and health so that you can hopefully prevent most diseases from happening in the first place.

Click here to learn more about avian veterinarian care

A Must Have Reference Book for Bird Care

There are a lot of ways you can try to learn about the best way to care for your bird, but you’re always best to reach for an expert, if you can. In this case, the must have book comes right from a well-respected avian veterinarian, Dr. Joel Murphy who has 21 years of clinical veterinarian experience from The Animal & Bird Medical Center of Palm Harbor.

How to Care for Your Pet Bird takes everything Dr. Murphy has learned in his decades of experience and puts it into an easily accessible e-book. In 22 chapters, you will learn more than you ever thought possible about important bird care subjects like:

Choosing the right bird

Pet bird nutrition

Pet bird misconceptions

Selecting a veterinarian

Bird care

Bird illness

Emergencies

Beak issues

Feather plucking

Infectious diseases, fungal problems, and viruses from minor to severe

Parasites

Baby birds

Aviary management

You won’t find a more comprehensive e-book!

Click here to view the whole Table of Contents and information about the book

Don’t Miss Out on This Book!

“How To Care for Your Pet Bird is the consultation you always wished you could have with an avian veterinarian. A “must have” reference for every birdkeeper!” Susan Chamberlain, Contributing Editor, Bird Talk

Click to read more testimonials for this book and Dr. Murphy

Regards, Nathalie Roberts

Gain Super Bird Knowledge!

May 26th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Parrots are complex creatures, that when cared for correctly and loved intently, can provide you with many years of happy companionship.

The life of a parrot is directly related to his health. His health is directly related to the care that he receives from his owners. It is therefore very important to know how to care for your parrot so that he can be as healthy as possible.

The easiest way to guarantee your parrot’s health right from the start is by providing him with nutritious and healthy food. A parrot that lives in captivity requires a different diet than a parrot living in the wilds of South America, Africa and Australia. A proper captive diet would be one that includes a good mix of either dried or fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a good ratio of nuts, grains and pellets.

However, try to steer clear from commercially prepared parrot seed and pellet foods that contain a large amount of colored pellets. This is because these colorful pellets are actually died with food dye in order to obtain the bright coloring. The food dyes used are high in sugar and too much sugar, ingested in any form, is harmful to a parrot’s short and long term health, especially if fed for years.

Pellets are a great way to ensure that your parrot receives all the necessary nutrients, but instead of feeding those sugar-coated colorful pellets, opt instead for pellets that are all-natural as these do not contain any sugar and are healthier for your parrot to consume.

There are, of course, many other foods that should never be fed to your parrot and some of these can be lethal. A few of the worst culprits are avocados, rhubarb leaves, chocolate, alcohol, and any food that is high in salt, fats, and caffeine. Although fruits are great to feed your parrot, when feeding apples, make sure that you de-seed the apple slices first. Apple seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide which can cause death in parrots. However, since each parrot breed has a unique diet, it is best to do your own research on what your parrot can and cannot eat.

The next vitally important element in having a healthy parrot is to always ensure that your parrot has fresh, clean water at all times. Some days you will have to replace your parrot’s water three or four times in one day just so that they can have clean water. This is important to do because there are plenty of bacteria that can grow in soiled water and your parrot should not drink dirty water as he can get sick from it. In addition, many parrots prefer their food to be dipped in water before consuming it. Particles of food left behind can also create unhealthy water.

Make sure that your parrot has a Well Bird Exam at least once a year with a certified avian veterinarian. This exam is a unique health checkup conducted by a veterinarian that is qualified especially to treat parrots and birds. Since parrots can mask illness very well, it can be hard to know if your parrot is sick or not. Therefore, such an exam can help pinpoint any health issue that you may not have noticed. It also imperative that if you do see a change in your parrot’s eating habits or behavior, that you immediately see an avian veterinarian.

Gain Super Bird Knowledge!

Do You Know All About Birds?

Become An Expert On Parrot Care Health!

It can be hard to learn as much about birds as we need to know in order to properly care for them. Sure, the pet stores sell basic books and the internet has articles here, there, and everywhere, but is any of this information any good? Plus, have you tried finding a quality avian veterinarian yet? It’s not as easy as locating a dog or cat veterinarian!

That means you’ve got to learn all that you can so that you can take the best care of your bird. Where to turn to? Dr. Joel Murphy!

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What Can You Learn about Birds that You Didn’t Know?

Dr. Murphy is a longtime respected avian veterinarian that decided it was time to write a book for all of the bird owners. He realized there was a need for it, and he knew that bird owners needed to know there were many mistakes in bird care that could easily be avoided.

Inside Dr. Murphy’s How to Care for Your Pet Bird you’ll find valuable chapters of information on subjects like:

Pet bird misconceptions: Simple myths could be the root of poor care.

Pet bird nutrition: Did you know the #1 cause of bird illness is malnutrition? It’s easy to avoid when you know what you should be feeding instead.


Veterinarian: How to actually find a proper veterinarian for your bird. Learn what a good bird doctor looks like.

Bird illness: Learn to recognize the early symptoms of illness and to know when you need to see the veterinarian.

Bird care: How to housetrain your bird and properly care for him to keep him healthy.

Emergencies: Learn to spot the difference between just illness and emergency!

Beak issues: Understand more about your bird’s beak and the disorders that could affect him.

Feather plucking: Learn the reason this occurs in the first place and what can be done to stop it.

Parasites and how to deal with them if they occur.

Infectious diseases, fungal problems, and viruses from minor to severe.

Baby birds: For those of you that may have baby birds, learn the right way to care for them as well as how to detect any disorders.

Aviary management: Basic and advanced information for optimum bird care.

Click here to see more of the table of contents and peek inside the book

So, Is he Really a Knowledgeable Person I Can Trust?

You don’t have to take my word on this. Everyone agrees that this is a fantastic book for any bird owner! The experts agree that Dr. Murphy’s How to Care for Your Pet Bird is a valuable book for anyone:

Susan Chamberlain, a Contributing Editor for Bird Talk, says, “How To Care for Your Pet Bird is the consultation you always wished you could have with an avian veterinarian. A “must have” reference for every birdkeeper!”

“Dr. Murphy has produced a very useful book, written in an easy-to-understand style. This text should prove an invaluable resource for pet bird owners and aviculturists alike,” adds Phillip Samuelson, Technical Editor for Bird Talk as well as a bird breeder.

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to read other testimonials for How to Care for Your Pet Bird

Regards, Nathalie Roberts

The Key to a Happy and Healthy Bird

May 4th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

Just like with any other companion pet, parrots require certain things and care in order to flourish in their new home with you.

Trying to find out what this particular information is can be difficult as many places offer inaccurate advice. To make it a little easier for you, here are few things you need to know on how to raise the perfect parrot.

If you haven’t chosen your new parrot yet, you will need to make sure that the parrot you do choose is perfectly healthy. It can be a bit tricky to distinguish between a healthy baby parrot and unhealthy baby parrot. You can usually avoid this dilemma by purchasing your baby parrot from a reputable breeder as the nursery is usually kept better sanitized than at a pet store. Parrots sold through pet stores can be exposed to such harmful things as diseases and even physical and emotional abuse. This could have terrible long-term effects on the well-being of your parrot.

It is easy to find a great breeder! Simply do an online search for breeder websites and join parrot forums. Once joined, you can then ask other members for recommendations to good breeders. Forums are also a great place to learn more about the breed of parrot that you have chosen; plus you can also ask other owners questions about your parrot.

Once you have a list of possible breeders, you should always ask to see if you can visit with them and meet some of their parrots. Not every breeder will actually allow you to go inside the baby bird nursery because of the risk of airborne illnesses and diseases. But they may allow you to interact with the breeder parrots and pet parrots too.

When you do meet with the breeder, take a look around at their breeding facility. Take notice of whether it is clean; keep an eye out for birds that seem to be unwell or overly afraid or aggressive of the breeder and/or you. Parrots that have suffered mental abuse, or that have a developmental oddity can sometimes be harder to ascertain. But some of the more common signs include being unable to walk, play, or eat as well as other peer parrots. Young, malnourished parrots will have what appear to be large breastbones. However, this is really a sign that their overall muscle mass has diminished.

The parrot that you ultimately choose to take home with you should have feathers that have a slight shine to them and are not dirty. There shouldn’t be any signs of feather plucking either. Their eyes must bright without any discharge from the eyes or nostrils. Watch how the parrot walks as well; if they are young and healthy they should be able to walk or shuffle without any problems.

Once you have selected a parrot, make sure that you visit with him or her every day, or at least as much as possible because you want to have your parrot become accustomed to you as quickly as possible. This will make the transition to their new home with you much easier.

The Key to a Happy and Healthy Bird

Do You Want to Know the Secrets to Having a Bird?

Click here to learn how to raise a healthy, happy and thriving parrot

If you’ve never had a bird before or you’re maybe wondering what you could do better for your bird, I’ve got the secrets for you. Birds are delicate creatures that we just don’t know as much about. The average bird owner purchases a bird from a local pet store without knowing all of the ins and outs of bird ownership. This can make for learning about birds the hard way!

Instead, if you know the simple secrets to bird care, your bird can live a very long, happy, and healthy life.

Click here to read about the secrets of bird care

Did You Know?

Did you know that a bird should live, on average, decades? Did you know that he won’t make it this long without the right nutrition and care?

Did you know the secret to proper bird care really is boiled down to 3 main factors:

1. Correct cage setup: knowing what kind of cage and where to place it

2. How to maintain those nice conditions within the cage. Dirty cages help breed diseases!

3. The right way to feed a parrot for total nutrition.

These 3 factors are the keys to a healthy bird! Diseases can occur if his living environment isn’t clean or he can become sick if it’s located in the wrong spot. Plus, using the wrong food can be detrimental to his health and lead to a shortened life as well.

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Learn from
a Pro

You could scour the internet for bits and pieces of information about bird care and health OR you could do it the simple way: learn from a pro with decades of experience. He’s sharing all of his knowledge learned over the decades in an easy-to-read e-book called Raising Polly: How to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Well Adjusted Bird. He offers details in non-technical language that allow you to easily learn how to care for a parrot. He shows you how easy it really is to prevent many of the diseases and issues that cause premature parrot death.

It’s a perfect book to start you on the path to a healthy bird!

Click here to read more about Raising Polly:

How to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Well Adjusted Bird

Regards, Nathalie Roberts

New Parrot Toys Every Month

April 11th, 2017

Dear Parrot Lover,

By now you know the importance of toys for your parrot…or at least you should! Since most parrots have the mental capacity of an inquisitive toddler, it is very important to their overall wellbeing to have adequate toys to play with. Not only do such toys provide your parrot with mental stimulation, but they can even help you to teach your parrot skills such as foraging.

But it can be quite difficult when it comes to choosing the right type of toy for your parrot. Just as there are many different varieties of pet birds and parrots, there are also just as many varieties of toys for parrots.

Keep in mind that parrots need a minimum of five toys in their cage, and each toy should be of a different texture, color and used for a different type of playing and learning. When choosing a toy for your parrot, you can’t go wrong with choosing a foraging toy. Wild parrots have to forage for their food and such a foraging toy in your parrot’s cage can help them keep their mind stimulated and their beaks busy. You can place your parrot’s favorite treats inside a foraging toy and allow him or her to have fun trying to figure out how to get to their treats.

Another favorite toy to get, especially if you have a very smart parrot, is a puzzle toy. Such a toy can keep your parrot occupied happily for hours on end! Smart parrots love a challenge and puzzle toys are just perfect.

If you have a parrot that loves to chew things up and destroy everything you put on, in or near their cage, then the best type of toy to get them is one that is made hardily and that will stand up to even the strongest beak.

Toys for parrots provide a better alternative than to have your parrot chew up your furniture or curtains. Parrot toys also give your parrot safe items to investigate instead of exploring dangerous household items, such as cleaners. Remember to always praise your parrot whenever you see him or her playing with their toys, as this will reiterate to them that playing with their toys is a good thing.

However, you must take care when choosing toys for your parrot. Some parrot toy manufacturers are unscrupulous and create toys that can be downright harmful to your parrot. There are some toys that are available to purchase right now on the shelf at your local pet store that contains Zinc, Lead and made with harmful, toxic wood. You’ll have to be very careful in your parrot toy selection to insure the health and safety of your parrot.

New Parrot Toys Every Month


Bird Toys are One of the Best Ways to Stimulate Your Bird’s Mind

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We all know how intelligent our pet birds are, so imagine how boring their day can be when they are left all alone while you are at work. Wild parrots are used to flying over 50 miles in just a single day to forage for food! This means that a pet bird has to have other ways to stimulate his mind and keep him busy.

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Toys Prevent Bad Behaviors

When a bird gets bored, oftentimes problem behaviors develop. You might see things like:

Screaming

Biting

Plucking Feathers

Rotating new toys every month means that your bird never tires of the toys and remains mentally and physically stimulated.

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Where Can You Buy SAFE Toys?

Safety has to come first. Many commercial parrot toys are flimsily made, and your bird may be exposed to zinc, lead, formaldehyde, or stained woods. All of these items can be toxic to your bird and can lead to life threatening issues!

Parrot Toys by Mail has toys that are 100% double-checked for safety and include only natural, non-toxic items like:

Bamboo

Cuttle bone

Coconut shell

Corn cobs

Oyster shells

When you join Parrot Toys by Mail, you’ll receive 3 size appropriate toys for your bird to enjoy each month. Plus there is a Rewards program where you can earn FREE toys, and there is no long-term commitment!

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see actual examples of the toys

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts