Archive for July, 2010

Long parrot life is possible—not guaranteed

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

There are just as many parrot owners than there are dog and cat owners in the world today. However, not every parrot owner knows how to properly raise their parrot.

One of the first mistakes that a new parrot owner will make is that they will fail to purchase the right sized cage for their parrot. New parrot owners should adhere to a very simple rule: buy the biggest cage that you can afford for the size of your parrot. Do not buy a Macaw-sized cage if you have a Conure. Make sure that your parrot will have plenty of space inside the cage so that when he turns around on his perch; neither his outstretched wings nor his tail feathers touch either side of the cage. Also make sure that the bar spacing is not too wide, as you don’t want your parrot to get his head or toes stuck.

Remember to add at least 3 different size perches inside your parrot’s cage, and 5 different kinds of toys for your parrot to enjoy. It is also a good idea to purchase a parrot cage that is easy to clean as it will need to be thoroughly washed and sanitized at least once a week.

Once you have your parrot’s cage set up, you will need to remember to provide your parrot with fresh, clean water daily. Also, since all parrots love bathing, you should either place a large water dish inside your parrot’s cage for him to bathe in, or use a spray bottle and gently mist him with water.

Proper avian nutrition includes a diet mix of pellets, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables and grains. Be careful not to feed your parrot too many colored pellets as these contain sugared food coloring that can be harmful to your parrot in large quantities.

Avoid feeding your parrot the following toxic foods as they can kill him:

Chocolate

Avocados

Rhubarb leaves

Alcohol

Caffeine

Salty foods

Fatty foods

Raising your parrot properly means allowing your parrot to play outside of his cage for at least 2 hours every day. You should also give your parrot his own tree-stand or tabletop play gym and place it the family room for your parrot to play on when the family is home.

Give you parrot a concrete perch or place a cuttlebone inside his cage to help keep his nails and beak trim. Never try to clip your parrot’s wings or nails before you have asked your avian veterinarian to show you how to do it properly.

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Most people know that parrots can live a long time. Why then, do many parrots die within a few years? Because people confuse the ability to live a long time with toughness. In fact, parrots are extremely sensitive.

Successfully raising and keeping a parrot healthy and safe requires awareness of the many factors necessary for a parrot to live its long natural life. But, the job is very easy when you know exactly what a parrot needs and how to meet those needs

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Parrot Facts

Parrots get sick easily. In fact, most parrots in captivity live just a few years! But many parrot diseases are 100% curable, if an owner can diagnose the disease and provide the right medication.

Improper diet drastically cuts parrot longevity (they CAN live up to 60 years if they have a proper diet).

Parrots thrive, both physically and emotionally, when their diets are properly administered.

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A Proven Parrot Care System

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His foolproof “formula” for feeding and setting up a safe and healthy cage environment virtually eliminates any chance your parrot will get sick.

You can get this downloadable compilation of Michael’s knowledge in his guide Raising Polly: How-to Raise a Healthy, Happy, Well Adjusted Bird. It gives you everything you need to help your parrot live a long and healthy life.

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Regards, Nathalie Roberts

Parrot toys should be fun—not dangerous

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

Parrots are like 2 year old children - they need toys! Not only do the toys provide parrots with mental stimulation, but they also help teach a parrot to forage and amuse themselves.

For those parrots who are deemed to be ‘destruct-o-birds’, i.e. those parrots who attempt to chew up and destroy your upholstery, curtains, etc, the instant that they are allowed free flight in the home, it is imperative to understand the importance of parrot toys. In fact, if you have one of these ‘destruct-o-birds, go and take a quick peek inside your parrots cage. How many toys do you see? What kind of toys are they? What condition are these toys in?

Parrots need a minimum of five toys in their cages. Each toy should have a different color, use and texture. One of the best types of parrot toys is a foraging toy. In the wild Parrots forage for their food and in your home, foraging can be an easy way to keep your parrot’s mind stimulated and his beak busy. With foraging toys you can place your parrot’s favorite treats inside, and then let your parrot have a go at trying to figure out how to get to their treats.

Don’t forget that all parrots love puzzle toys! These toys can keep your parrot happily occupied for hours. Also keep in mind that some parrot toys are designed to be chewed up, so do not be too surprised when your parrot has completely destroyed one of his toys.

There are many health and psychological benefits for having lots of toys in a parrot’s cage. But toys can also be placed on your parrot’s play-stand; foot toys can be given to your parrot to play with whenever he is out of his cage.

A parrot toy offers a much better alternative to your parrot than chewing on your furniture. Such parrot toys also give your parrot safe items to investigate, instead of exploring any dangerous household item. However, if you do see that your parrot has become overly interested in an item that they should not have, quickly give your parrot one of his toys to play with as this will be a perfect distraction. Always give your parrot lots of praise when they are playing with their toys, as this will help them understand that playing with their toys gets them lots of attention.

Every parrot has a desire to chew on something, and some toys are able to provide that relief much more than other toys. However, there are also many other different types of toys for parrots, such as swings and boings, shredable toys and puzzles.

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The last thing you think of when you see parrot toys at the pet store is POISON. So you make a selection, thinking of how much fun your parrot is going to have.

But, those recent stories about tainted pet food from China that killed dogs and cats because of melamine fillers and the recalls of lead-containing toys from China are WARNINGS. Some manufacturers, under competitive pressure and a lack of scruples do not put life and safety first.

It would be unrealistic to expect owners of pet supply stores to research the safety and quality of every product they carry, or to be aware of the mile long list of “common toxins” that affect sensitive parrots.

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Rush Your Bird to the Vet if He or She has These Symptoms

Parrots are extremely sensitive creatures and can suddenly exhibit symptoms of serious problems that should be taken care of right away, such as:

  • Anemia
  • Blindness
  • Bloody feces
  • Bloody urine
  • Circling
  • Convulsions
  • Depression
  • Feather plucking
  • Green diarrhea
  • Head tilt
  • Head tremors
  • Increased urination
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of balance
  • No appetite
  • Paralysis
  • Rashes
  • Regurgitation
  • Respiratory problems
  • Seizures
  • Staggering
  • Tremors
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss

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Regards,
Nathalie Roberts