Category Archives: Parrot Raising Tips

Toys for Parrots

Parrots, which are one of the most common types of exotic birds is the name given to approximately 372 species in 86 genera. Common characteristics of parrots include a strong curved beak, an upright stance and zygodactyls feet. This means that each foot of the parrot has four toes; two pointing forwards and two pointing backwards. A parrot’s usual diet includes plant material such as seeds, nuts and fruits. However in certain instances the pet sellers recommend special diets depending on the bird. Thus when an individual […]

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Food for Parrots

When considering the right type of food for parrots you also need to be mindful of what they would generally consume out there in the wild. Finding a diet that best suits their natural diet is best and will help avoid health complications. The shopping list for food for parrots must contain a variety of items but in the case of vegetables and fruits it is essential that they are as fresh as possible. And this means they are likely to go bad much sooner and must […]

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Raising a Healthy Bird

1. If you want your bird to live a long life it is important to feed it in a nutritionally sound way. Birds often die too young because they are malnourished or they pick up a disease because they were not being fed correctly. 2. Birds who are part of the parrot family should be fed a variety of foods. Seeds are used by most as the only part of the bird’s diet and this is a mistake. Seeds have too much fat, not enough protein and […]

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