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    ArticleParrot Advice27-05-2013
    Losing your parrot can be deeply distressing and also a nightmare that has come true. Thankfully there are a number of practical steps to a) prevent this from happening and b) to help find your bird.   Prevention First of all to prevent your parrot from going missing you want to make sure their cage is secure. This is especially important if you have bought a used cage as the c...

    ArticleParrot Advice29-04-2013
    Parrots can be incredibly noisy at times for a large variety of reasons. They will make noise at the start of the day and at the end of the day, they will scream when they are excited or bored and they are also vocal if they hear noise or not enough. Parrots will never scream with the sole purpose to annoy you. Usually there are underlying issues in the enviroment they live in. There are a few ...

    ArticleParrot Advice24-04-2013
    So you have got a parrot and from watching television and movies you notice they talk. You think, "hey, that looks easy". In theory it looks easy however in practice it is quite difficult. We have drawn up a plan to help you get your bird to say those first few things. You can even go further, believe it or not, some birds can be trained to whistle and even sing. Parrots ...

    ArticleParrot Advice13-06-2012
    Parrots are becoming more and more popular in captivity through their unique way of charming themselves into your home. Their delightful "Hello" and "What are you doing?" sayings have a way of captivating many people into adoption. Mimicking human language and cuddling themselves into your arms tend to make people impulsively bring a parrot home. However, especially for ...

    ArticleParrot Advice08-05-2012
    A lost parakeet in Japan was returned safely to its owner last week after it told police its home address. Why do captive birds mimic human speech, and how do they decide what to say? They’re trying to fit in with the flock, and they’ll say whatever it takes. Parrots are among a handful of animal families that possess an aptitude for vocal learning, meaning that they can form new soun...

    ArticleParrot Advice23-02-2012
    The difference in their nesting habits and breeding from other avian species are quite remarkable. The average Quaker parrot's life span and markings are ordinary. In making a decision on getting a Quaker parrot, read several different books about their species. The level of intelligence they can achieve is astounding, and can be quite entertaining.   The behavior and personality develop...

    ArticleParrot Advice23-02-2012
    The Quaker Parrot also known as the Monk Parakeet is a native of South America and is actually found in large feral colonies in southern Florida, the northeast US and the Midwest. Some places consider them pests due to their destructive tendencies in the wild and have outlawed them. If you’re interested in getting a Quaker Parrot for your home, make sure it’s legal to do s...

    ArticleParrot Advice29-11-2011
    Jardine parrots should be correctly called Jardine’s parrots and they are native to the region around Central Africa where they can be found inhabiting lowland forest areas. Although there are more striking species of parrot, the Jardine’s parrot is considered by most to be one of the more beautiful African parrots. They have vibrant green wings edged with a little black. T...

    ArticleParrot Advice22-11-2011
    PDD is a very devastating, fatal disease affecting not only macaws, but has been seen in many other parrot species, including African Greys, cockatoos, cockatiels, conures, Eclectus parrots, Amazons, and budgies. There also are reports that suggest that birds that are very distantly related to parrots can be infected, such as spoonbills, toucans,&n...

    ArticleParrot Advice15-11-2011
    In many cases (particularly in cases of poorly socialized or abused birds), it is self-defense. They may have learned that hands are something to be scared of -- because people might have punched at them (or actually hit them) in the past, waved their hands in a threatening manner at them, used their hands to toss things towards them ... Once that happens, birds will associate hands with somethi...

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