Archive for November, 2010

The power of passion for parrots

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

Your parrots health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance. However, not everyone understands how to properly care for their family’s parrot.

Before even bringing home a new baby parrot, you will need to purchase the right sized cage. But be careful! This where most parrot owners make their first mistake. Your parrot’s cage should be large enough so your parrot can turn around inside the cage with his wings outstretched and not have a feather on his body, tail, or wings touch either side of the cage. The easiest way to buy a cage for your new parrot is to try to purchase the largest cage that you can possibly afford AND that has the right sized bar spacing as well otherwise your parrot may get his head or toes stuck between the bars. This is tricky as you will need to know what the minimum and maximum bar spacing requirements are for your particular parrot species.

In conjunction with the proper bar spacing, your parrot will also need at least 3 perches all with varying diameters for your parrots toes. It is also recommended that you parrot’s cage is outfitted with at least 5 different types of toys, such as foraging, chewing, and swinging. You will need to sanitize your parrot’s cage at least once a week, so keep this in mind when selecting a cage.

Ask your avian veterinarian to show you how to properly trim your parrots nails and wings. Afterwards, supply your parrot with a cuttlebone or concrete or sand perch to help keep his nails and beak trimmed.

Always provide your parrot with pure, clean water every day. Some days you may need to change your parrot’s water two or three times as some parrots love dunking their food into their water before eating it.

If your parrot is small enough, you should place a large water dish at the bottom of his cage for him to bathe him. If you have a larger parrot, you can teach them to shower with you.

Feeding your parrot requires attention to detail. The proper parrot diet will include the right amount of seeds, pellets, nuts, fruits, vegetables and grains. One word of caution though in regards to pellets - avoid feeding too many of the colored pellets as they contain sugared food coloring.

There are other foods that are highly toxic to parrots, such as avocados, rhubarb leaves, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, fatty foods and salty foods.

A properly raised parrot should spend about two hours outside of their cage playing every day. This can be simply playing with a member of the family, or entertaining themselves on a play stand in the family room whilst the family is gathered to watch television or eat dinner.

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Regards,
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Long parrot life is not automatic

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

Having a baby parrot as a new member of your family can be quite exciting. At such a young age, parrots are very sweet and cute. But if they are not raised correctly from the start, they can turn into little monsters later on.

All parrots need to be properly handled and socialized right from the start, because whatever their experiences are during their first few months will ultimately affect them for the rest of their lives.

There are very specific techniques that should be learned concerning hand feeding and weaning baby parrots. Some unscrupulous parrot breeders do not know the difference; whilst some just do not care. When purchasing a baby parrot always ask how the parrot was raised: was it hand fed by a human or was it naturally weaned off of its mother?

You should never purchase a baby parrot that has not yet been weaned until you have considerable more experience in raising parrots.

Keep in mind that the more intelligent a parrot is, the higher the chance is that it will grow into bad behavior habits later in life, if it is not properly raised to begin with. Therefore it is very important that a parrot is taught early socialization skills that will help them effectively deal with change in their home environment, as well as to better understand their place within your household flock.

Once your new baby parrot has settled down in your home, you should begin teaching him socialization skills. Here are a few tips on how best to teach early socialization skills to your parrot in order to raise a happy and healthy parrot:

Give your parrots lots of food and treats that vary in color, texture, size and shape.

Furnish your parrot’s cage with a variety of toys with lots of different colors, shapes and textures. Remember to rotate on a weekly basis.

Take your parrot through all the rooms in your house so that he can get his bearings.

Purchase a parrot harness or carrier for your parrot and take him along with you when you go on car rides, or when you go to visit family and friends.

Remember that parrots are flock creatures and they have a natural instinct to bond with other beings, be it human or parrot. Many parrot behaviorists believe that the issues involving unmanageable and destructive parrots are simply due to inadequate parrot raising and poor socialization techniques during the first few months of their lives.

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Regards, Nathalie Roberts

A bountiful parrot world

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Dear Parrot Lover,

Training a pet parrot can be fun and rewarding; but it can also be frustrating too. So as not to become discouraged early on, here are some suggestions to keep in mind when attempting to train your parrot at home:

The most important thing to remember is that parrots are very intelligent beings, and as such they should always be treated with lots of love and kindness.

Parrots also have a great memory and therefore have the ability to not only learn what you are trying to teach them, but are also able to remember what you are teaching them. Consequently, this also means that your parrot will remember if you treat him badly.

Never raise your voice to parrot, because when you do, your parrot will simply believe that you are playing some sort of game with him and he will just scream back at you in order to join in the fun. Screaming never solves any problem, it just makes it worse.

Always stay calm around your parrot and talk softly and slowly to him, especially when you are reprimanding him. Never give him any cause for alarm.

Under no circumstances should you ever hit him or throw things at your parrot’s cage. Like most small creatures, parrots are extremely fragile and become hurt quite quickly if they are handled roughly. Such abuse will inevitably lead to psychological trauma.

Under no circumstances should you punish your parrot by withholding any food or water. This is also considered abuse and may lead to both physical and emotional damage in your parrot. Instead, offer your parrot his favorite food as a treat for learning something new.

Never tease your parrot as this will lead to aggression later on.

Never hold a grudge against your parrot. They are quite sensitive and will understand that you are not happy with them by just looking at your body language and facial expression. Prolonged negative attention can cause undue emotional stress for your parrot so remember to liven up as soon as your parrot realizes that he has done something wrong.

Always be extremely enthusiastic in your praise. Again, your parrot will think that you are playing a game and will want to join in by doing whatever it is that makes you smile, make a happy facial expression and say soothing words.

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Regards,
Nathalie Roberts