Subject: 🐦Hi Friend ~ Is Organic Bird Food Really Better for My Bird?

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Good morning Friend, "Welcome to Your Birdie Brunch!"

Disclaimer. I fully understand if you clip you bird's wings.

Large birds especially in homes with 8 foot ceilings and lots of windows open themselves up to injury from flight.

I like flighted birds but what's right for me is not necessarily right for you. Read more

We get a lot of inquiries about perches. We also get phone calls on a fairly regular basis that go something like this:
"Hi, I'd like to return the perch that I just got from you."
"No problem why's that, is it defective?"
"Yes it is, it's too big and my bird keeps slipping off of it."
"I'm sorry to hear that. We'll gladly accept the return but I'm curious, when was the last time your bird had its toenails trimmed or it's wings clipped?"  Read more

Subject: Re: Hi Leigh ~ Why Won't This African Grey Play With His Toys?

Hello Mitch!

I wanted to thank you for your awesome weekly email - I look forward to the information and the humor every week!

I have a question on lighting and biting:

We have a 4yr old Quaker, Boop, who we think is male... does a bit of chest plucking - almost like a Tourettes behavior... but he seems to get awful pin feathers.

It’s better now I have him on an avian vitamin powder. Read more


What is the best way to introduce my Quaker to his new cage?



Greetings Mark,

What I have always done is assemble the cage in the same room assuming there is room for all the components prior to putting it all together.

The room should be well lit and early in the day. You may want to wait until Saturday for more time. Read more
 First off, I love your site and am grateful to have found it. I like local shops, don't shop Petco, and most pet stores don't have a great bird section anyway. 

I'm writing because I have a question about Bell, my quaker parrot. He squeaks. He didn't used to, and it seems to be getting more pronounced. When he sleeps and sometimes when he eats - it just occurred to me it must be a breathing thing.

I should take him to the vet, maybe. Read more

What Bird Seed Blends Have No Safflower or Sunflower?


I've been feeding my 12 conure and cockatiel friends Kaytee cockatiel Fortidiet and then top layer with Roudybush pellets for many years. 

Their doctor objects to the safflower and sunflower "too much fat".  

(I also feed vegetables) can you suggest a replacement for Fortidiet?

 Thank you,  Read more

How Do We Teach Our Bird His Name? is a follow-up post to: 

How to Remodel a Cage to Reduce 2 Bird's Hormonal Behavior

Lisa Nowak writes:

Happy New Year Catherine this is Lisa.

I just wanted to let you know that Reggie and Kiwi are getting along like best friends. 

There have been no problems with Reggie attacking Kiwi they love being together. Thank you for that lighting treatment.   Read more
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