Archive for February, 2010

Kill 3 parrot problems with one stone

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

Parrots are very curious and playful creatures that need to be constantly stimulated in order to be happy and healthy.

The easiest way to do this is to provide your parrot with plenty of safe toys to play with. However, parrots are extremely intelligent and get bored quickly and so need a variety of toys that can be rotated every week.

There are many different types of parrot toys available, but when choosing one, or three, you should make sure that it is safe for your parrot to play with. Always choose a toy that has been specifically designed for your parrot’s size and playing ability.

The first thing to look for is what type of attachment the toy has. This is the part of the toy that will fasten it to your parrot’s cage. Avoid attachments in which your parrot can his beak stuck in, or one which he can unscrew by himself.

The next thing that you should look for in a safe toy is whether there are any spaces that can catch your parrot’s feet, toes or beak. There should be not splinters or sharp points either. Toys that have too many parts should also be avoided, as well as small parts that can easily be pulled off.

A safe parrot toy is one that is made entirely of materials that are both non-toxic and parrot-safe, such as wood, acrylic, leather that has been vegetable-tanned, sisal and cotton.

Parrots of all sizes love to chew on wood so don’t be alarmed if the new toy you just bought is reduced to shreds within a few hours of placing it in your parrot’s cage. Just be sure that the wood is untreated.

Bells, such as jingle bells and cowbells, should be avoided at all costs! The slits in jingle bells can easily trap a parrot’s toe and cause serious injury. Always remove the clapper from inside a bell, no matter the size! Parrots can easily remove the clapper and swallow it leading to lead poisoning.

When placing toys in your parrot’s cage, be careful not to add too many toys. Your parrot still needs to be able to climb and flap his wings without bumping into anything.

Safe toys are essential to your parrot’s mental and physical wellness. They are the key to a happy parrot.

Three Things Needed to Keep
Your Parrot Safe and Happy

Without knowing your parrot’s special needs and the dangers pet birds face, you could lose your feathered friend. Here are three points to remember for creating the safe environment essential for your parrot’s health and longevity:

Parrots need variety and stimulation. If they become bored they can develop bad behaviors-like feather plucking or screaming-and can experience health problems.

1) Parrot popularity is increasing (15% of households now keep birds), which is generating a lucrative market for makers of bird toys. The problem is: This market is open to low-cost producers who use materials and ingredients that are seriously harmful to birds.

2) You need to find an easy, reliable and affordable source for safe parrot toys. Most people cannot afford the time it would take to seek out stimulating toys and to check product labels for safe ingredients (many of which are not disclosed anyway!).

Click here for the single solution to these three challenges

The Dangers

You’ve seen the news stories about tainted pet food imported from China that was killing dogs and cats because of melamine fillers. And the recall of Chinese-produced toys because of lead paint.

Warning! Poisons and toxins commonly found in bird toys include:

Formaldehyde and formalin

zinc

lead,

arsenic

woods with toxic varnishes and stains

Parrots are extremely sensitive creatures and can die from ingesting these ingredients

Click here for the whole story on these dangers

Don’t be Overwhelmed - There’s an Easy Solution

Well known parrot expert Chet Womach has come up with an easy solution for the challenges you face in keeping your bird safe and vibrantly healthy. It’s a membership website called Parrot Toys by Mail Club.

When you join this club you can sit back and receive by mail each month 100% safe, natural, organic toys that are designed to challenge the size and breed of parrot you own. Parrots love the variety, complexity and ingredients of the toys, and parrot owners love the security of knowing that Chet is looking after the health and safety of their bird.

Click To Order 100% safe, natural, organic toys For Your Parrot Right NOW

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts

Don’t make parrot soup yet

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

Every parrot owner’s worst fear is that their parrot will bite them. And rightly so! All parrots have the capability of biting their owners at some point. However, there are a few simple steps that you can take to stop your parrot from biting you.

The most common reason that a parrot bites is that he does not want to do what his owner wants him to do at that time. For example, if a parrot does not want to step off your shoulder, he will try to bite your hand when you raise it to your shoulder for your parrot to step on to. Parrots love high places, such as the highest branch in a tree and, obviously, your shoulder is the highest branch that you your parrot can get to, which means that your parrot will be quite reluctant to step down from your shoulder.

You should teach your parrot some boundaries in order to avoid being bitten in the future. Perhaps it will be better if you did not allow your parrot to step up onto your shoulder in the first place.

Other reasons why some Parrots may bite:

Molting Feathers

Fear

Frustration

Jealousy

Protecting their cage/toys

Reaching Adolescence

However, simply understanding your parrot’s body language can help you to stop your parrot from biting you ever again! Before he bites, your parrot will exhibit rather subtle behavioral signs to warn you that he is getting ready to bite. But, once you’ve recognized these signs, not only will you be able to understand your parrot’s behavior better, but you will also be able to identify the triggering factors that can lead up to a bite, thereby preventing your parrot from biting you ever again!

The most common behavioral warning signs are fluffed out feathers or pinning eyes.

If you ignore these warning signs, your parrot will bite you causing you to pull back and perhaps shout out in pain or shock. Your parrot will actually love your antics and will quickly learn that biting you rewards him with a show!

Therefore it is very important for you carefully observe your parrot so that you can learn to identify which behaviors are normal and which are trouble.

Like dogs, parrots can also sense when someone is afraid of them and they will react negatively towards that person. Therefore it is best that you always approach your parrot in a confident and positive manner, attempting to regain his trust.

By learning to understand your Parrot’s behavior you will have more trust and confidence in your parrot and vice versa. This will help immensely in creating a loving and trusting bond between the two of you.

Don’t Let Your Parrot Intimidate You

Learn amazing tricks that will quickly change your parrot from an aggressive biter to a playful companion

Parrots don’t bite, screech or poop on you because they are mean, it’s because they’re afraid! The first step toward gaining a playful companion is to help your bird overcome fear.

Chet Womach has dedicated a ton of time, money and effort to find out why birds behave the way they do and to develop magically effective training techniques based on that knowledge.

His approach works because it is based on what parrots need.

Click here to see Chet and hear him tell you how he does it

It Takes a System to be Successful

No one less dedicated than Chet would go to such lengths to guarantee that both you and your parrot will overcome your fears, learn to enjoy each other’s company and become great playmates.

His proven and popular system includes videos, manuals and access to animal specialists so that failure is virtually impossible.

Not only will you see what works, you will witness “failed” training sessions to teach you what to do when a training step doesn’t go as planned.

Click here to see what parrot owners have achieved with Chet’s system

This guy clearly loves what he does!

In some of his videos Chet takes you into his house and lets you see every step he takes to get immediate results with untrained birds and how to set the stage for developing the perfect relationship with your parrot (of any breed, size or temperament!).

With Chet’s techniques you can work with any bird to:

Stop biting

Stop screaming and screeching

Get your parrot to willingly go back into its cage

Build a playful, trusting bond

Train your bird to greet you

Train your bird to “step up” onto your hand

Train your bird to lay on its back in your hands

Don’t wait — click here to get started now

Regards,
Nathalie Roberts