Archive for May, 2018

The Key to a Happy and Healthy Bird

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Dear Parrot Lover,

Just like with any other companion pet, parrots require certain things and care in order to flourish in their new home with you.

Trying to find out what this particular information is can be difficult as many places offer inaccurate advice. To make it a little easier for you, here are few things you need to know on how to raise the perfect parrot.

If you haven’t chosen your new parrot yet, you will need to make sure that the parrot you do choose is perfectly healthy. It can be a bit tricky to distinguish between a healthy baby parrot and unhealthy baby parrot. You can usually avoid this dilemma by purchasing your baby parrot from a reputable breeder as the nursery is usually kept better sanitized than at a pet store. Parrots sold through pet stores can be exposed to such harmful things as diseases and even physical and emotional abuse. This could have terrible long-term effects on the well-being of your parrot.

It is easy to find a great breeder! Simply do an online search for breeder websites and join parrot forums. Once joined, you can then ask other members for recommendations to good breeders. Forums are also a great place to learn more about the breed of parrot that you have chosen; plus you can also ask other owners questions about your parrot.

Once you have a list of possible breeders, you should always ask to see if you can visit with them and meet some of their parrots. Not every breeder will actually allow you to go inside the baby bird nursery because of the risk of airborne illnesses and diseases. But they may allow you to interact with the breeder parrots and pet parrots too.

When you do meet with the breeder, take a look around at their breeding facility. Take notice of whether it is clean; keep an eye out for birds that seem to be unwell or overly afraid or aggressive of the breeder and/or you. Parrots that have suffered mental abuse, or that have a developmental oddity can sometimes be harder to ascertain. But some of the more common signs include being unable to walk, play, or eat as well as other peer parrots. Young, malnourished parrots will have what appear to be large breastbones. However, this is really a sign that their overall muscle mass has diminished.

The parrot that you ultimately choose to take home with you should have feathers that have a slight shine to them and are not dirty. There shouldn’t be any signs of feather plucking either. Their eyes must bright without any discharge from the eyes or nostrils. Watch how the parrot walks as well; if they are young and healthy they should be able to walk or shuffle without any problems.

Once you have selected a parrot, make sure that you visit with him or her every day, or at least as much as possible because you want to have your parrot become accustomed to you as quickly as possible. This will make the transition to their new home with you much easier.

The Key to a Happy and Healthy Bird

Do You Want to Know the Secrets to Having a Bird?

Click here to learn how to raise a healthy, happy and thriving parrot

If you’ve never had a bird before or you’re maybe wondering what you could do better for your bird, I’ve got the secrets for you. Birds are delicate creatures that we just don’t know as much about. The average bird owner purchases a bird from a local pet store without knowing all of the ins and outs of bird ownership. This can make for learning about birds the hard way!

Instead, if you know the simple secrets to bird care, your bird can live a very long, happy, and healthy life.

Click here to read about the secrets of bird care

Did You Know?

Did you know that a bird should live, on average, decades? Did you know that he won’t make it this long without the right nutrition and care?

Did you know the secret to proper bird care really is boiled down to 3 main factors:

1. Correct cage setup: knowing what kind of cage and where to place it

2. How to maintain those nice conditions within the cage. Dirty cages help breed diseases!

3. The right way to feed a parrot for total nutrition.

These 3 factors are the keys to a healthy bird! Diseases can occur if his living environment isn’t clean or he can become sick if it’s located in the wrong spot. Plus, using the wrong food can be detrimental to his health and lead to a shortened life as well.

Click here to learn more about bird care

Learn from
a Pro

You could scour the internet for bits and pieces of information about bird care and health OR you could do it the simple way: learn from a pro with decades of experience. He’s sharing all of his knowledge learned over the decades in an easy-to-read e-book called Raising Polly: How to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Well Adjusted Bird. He offers details in non-technical language that allow you to easily learn how to care for a parrot. He shows you how easy it really is to prevent many of the diseases and issues that cause premature parrot death.

It’s a perfect book to start you on the path to a healthy bird!

Click here to read more about Raising Polly:
How to Raise a Happy, Healthy, Well Adjusted Bird

Regards, Nathalie Roberts

Unlock the Inner Bird

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Dear Parrot Lover,

Not every parrot owner acquires their parrot as a baby or directly from a reputable breeder or pet store. Some parrot owners acquire their older parrot through a pet adoption program, or through a rehoming situation. No matter how an older parrot is acquired, they will have very special training needs.

Most likely your older parrot is more nervous being in a strange home with strange people and even stranger sounds and sights. They will typically express this nervousness through aggression that is commonly displayed by your parrot being extremely territorial of his cage or carrier.

You must have the utmost patience with your older parrot during his adjustment phase into his new home with you. This is certainly not the time to fight fire with fire! The quieter you are around your parrot and the softer you speak, the calmer your older parrot will become. Ever heard the expression “Music soothes the savage Beast”? Well, try playing some soothing music for your parrot.

Make sure that you also provide your new parrot with all of the foods that they are used to eating in their former home. If those foods can be considered to be ‘parrot junk-food’, such as foods that are heavily dyed and covered in sugar or salt, then you should also offer your parrot healthier food choices. But allow him to get used to eating different food at his own pace. Never simply replace his old brand of food with a new brand of food. Parrots need time to adjust to their food as well. Switching over too soon could cause your parrot to refuse to eat and he may starve. Sounds rather extreme, but it is sadly quite true.

You should also try to make sure that your parrot’s cage is a safe and happy haven for him. If your parrot still has his old cage, then you should clean it thoroughly and replace any broken toys, torn up ropes and whittled perches with newer and stronger ones. If you are giving your new older parrot a brand new cage, then do try to outfit with new perches and toys that are of the right dimension and size for your breed of parrot.

Place the cage in such a way that it is up against at least one wall in your house, and in an area of the house that is most often frequented by family members. Older parrots desire a sense of security and being against a wall offers that to them. The easiest way to assimilate your older parrot into the comings and goings of your family is to place them where they can feel that they are a part of your family, such as in the living room. But do not place their cage in the kitchen as fumes from certain types of pots and pans can be quite lethal to parrots.

With older parrots it is best to simply take your time in training them and allow them to actually set the pace.

Unlock the Inner Bird

Training Your Bird Can Do So Much….

Click here to see easy ways to train your parrot

When we see a parrot, we see what a pretty bird it is and think it can’t be that hard to have a bird for a pet. Well, that’s not a safe assumption! In fact, birds are great pets, if you know what you’re in for. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can end up with a pet you can’t stand who screams at you, bites you, and generally disrupts your life.

Bird rescues are filled with birds that are no longer convenient as pets for owners who have grown tired of them. These birds can come with bad behaviors that need to be reworked before they can be adopted out.

The good news for bird rescues and bird owners like you is that any bird can be trained out of bad habits! Proper training and management can keep bad behaviors from forming altogether or can help change behaviors a bird may already have.

Click to see how training can help your bird

What Does Training Do

Training helps change the relationship between a bird and his human. It develops communication between bird and human, and it can actually make your bird learn to love you.

Many mistakes in bird training are easily made by an owner, particularly if you don’t know it’s a mistake. Sometimes owners resort to mean or punitive styles of training that just don’t work and are cruel. These methods create birds that are fearful or mean in exchange.

Training should be positive and geared towards the bird. When training is done this way, a bird quickly responds and noticeable changes occur in a matter of days or weeks. Those previous behaviors of biting, screaming, or trying to harm you gradually reduce and go away.

Click here to learn how training helps change bird behaviors

The Best Way to Train Your Bird

Bird professionals have developed a way of working with your bird that is easy for the bird owner to replicate. You don’t have to be a professional to know how to do it! If you want to have access to FREE videos, information on birds and training, and know that you’re getting the real deal on advice, you need to check out this training system. It’s even the training style that world famous magician David Copperfield used for his very own birds. If it’s good enough for him, it’s definitely good enough for everyone else too!

In the process, you’ll learn so much about your own bird, you’ll be amazed at what it does for you and your bird!

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Regards,
Nathalie Roberts