The cuttlebone is the long, oblong shell of the cuttlefish, a marine cephalopod that resembles a squid. Cuttlebone is applied to many animal habitats, including bird cages. Among the main […]
Health And Wellness
Can I Wash My Parrot with Shampoo or Soap?
Whether red, green, or blue, parrots have beautiful feathers. So, you’ll want to maintain their feathers by washing the parrot, but this is seldom necessary. Parrots rarely need to be […]
Is My African Grey Plucking or Molting Feathers?
While molting is a natural process for all African grey parrots, it mustn’t be confused with feather plucking, which involves a parrot forcibly removing healthy feathers from its body with […]
7 Signs of A Calcium Deficiency in Parrots (Hypocalcaemia)
A calcium deficiency in parrots is a common nutritional problem. Wild parrots gain the calcium they need from a diverse diet and get the vitamin D3 needed to absorb calcium […]
Do Parrots Get Constipated? (10 Warning Signs of Constipation)
Parrots can become constipated due to an inappropriate diet (low in fiber), dehydration (not drinking enough water), a lack of exercise, cloacoliths, or gastroenteritis due to poor husbandry. Constipation is […]
Is Air Freshener Safe for Parrots?
Parrots have proportionately larger and more sensitive respiratory systems than humans, enabling them to get oxygen (which is in low supply at high altitudes) while flying. The respiratory sensitivity of […]
What Causes Seizures in Parrots?
Seizures are common in parrots, especially African greys, Amazon parrots, and parakeets. Causes of seizures in parrots include head injuries, inhaling toxins, dehydration, malnutrition, overheating, and underlying health concerns. Seizures […]
How Cold Is Too Cold for Parrots? (Bird-Safe Temperatures)
Parrots originate from far-flung hotspots like Madagascar and Indonesia, thriving in warm and sunny weather. Unsurprisingly, psittacines are less likely to be happy and healthy in cold temperatures. The optimal […]
Can A Parrot Have Nightmares? (Night Terrors in Birds)
Owners sometimes hear loud squawking and screaming or observe panicked behavior in a parrot’s cage at night. If so, something in the bird’s environment has likely triggered a night terror. […]
Why Do Parrots Need Sunshine?
Most parrots hail from tropical and subtropical climates, so they need exposure to the sun’s Uv rays in captivity to remain mentally and physically healthy. Sunlight is vital to a […]
Why Are My Parrot’s Feathers Changing Color?
A parrot’s plumage should be bright and colorful. You’ll see a healthy bird preening regularly, so its feathers will be free from dirt/debris, perfectly aligned, and glowing with vitality. A […]
A Guide To Ringworm in Parrots (Dermatophytosis in Birds)
Ringworm (dermatophytosis) is a fungal skin infection that can affect bird species. It’s rare but most common in young parrots and those with pre-existing medical conditions. When a parrot is […]