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Natural Parrot Care: Healing Feather Destruction, 1 of 7

This is the first of seven articles that chronicle the details of this precious bird’s healing process. In sharing this information with you I ask you to acknowledge along with me that parrots are intelligent, sentient and self-aware individuals capable of feeling a wide range of human-like emotions. x Using...

Natural Parrot Care: Why do Parrots Pick Their Feathers?

This begins a new series discussing how to heal feather destruction habits in parrots. In sharing this information with you I ask you to acknowledge along with me that parrots are intelligent, sentient and self-aware individuals capable of feeling a wide range of human-like emotions. Green-checked conure...

Parrot Care: Answering Questions from a New Avian Caretaker

o Always Stay Open to Learning o Samantha with her precious Sun conure Mango. x o One of my Face Book friends, Samantha Beyer, provided the inspiration for this column. As a new avian caretaker, she had a lot of questions regarding some of the does and don’ts of parrot care. Samantha asked about topics...

Healing Feather Destruction

Healing Feather Destruction
Situation Elvis, a Green Cheeked conure, was given to Leslie in May 2005 because he plucked his feathers. His former caretakers knew they could not address his needs and decided it was in his best interest to re-home him. When Leslie first met Elvis he had no conure-appropriate toys in his cage. His...
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