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 […]
At What Age Do Parrots Start Laying Eggs?
To remain agile, female parrots have just 1 active ovary, which produces eggs in optimal conditions. Breeding taxes parrots’ bodies, so females lay eggs when they believe the time is […]
Why Does A Parrot Stand on One Leg? (Bird Lifting Foot)
Parrots stand on one foot, often for extended periods. You may be concerned that it’s a sign of a leg or foot injury, but this is rarely the case. Standing […]
Why Do Parrots Preen Humans?
Parrots aren’t always thought of as affectionate, but they’re very social and loving animals. Parrots like preening their owners as much as they enjoy being preened by same-species birds. Pet […]
Are Baby Toys Safe for Parrots?
Parrots are clever animals that need enrichment, so toys are a non-negotiable part of their care. Traditional parrot toys can be surprisingly expensive, so baby toys are a cheaper alternative. […]
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 Do You Promote Feather Growth in Parrots?
Feathers are among the most prominent and important parts of a parrot’s anatomy. They’re essential for flight, temperature regulation, attracting mates, camouflage, waterproofing, and defense. All parrots shed and regrow […]
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 […]
Do Parrots Have Eyelids? (Nictating Membrane + Blinking)
Parrots have eyes that sit flat against the sides of their heads, making it hard to see the eyelids, let alone when they blink. Eyelids are essential for keeping the […]
How To Stop A Baby Parrot from Biting (in 8 Easy Steps)
Biting is among parrots’ most common behavioral problems, frequently leading to rehoming. However, baby parrots can be trained to stop biting, carrying this vital lesson into adulthood. Owners must know […]