Cockatiel with basil sprig.

36 herbs for parrots | Enriching parrot diet

As parrot owners, we’re always looking for ways to enrich our bird’s daily routine and diet. Variety is the spice of life, after all, and this applies to our birds…

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African grey parrot | All about aspergillosis in parrots

Aspergillosis in parrots | Causes & what to do

Aspergillosis in parrots can be dangerous and is not uncommon. So, let’s take a closer look at this avian disease: prevention is better than cure, so it’s important to know…

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Amazon parrot

Hormonal parrot: Causes & solutions

If your parrot suddenly seems to turn on you in every possible way, it can be easy to become frustrated with your bird. Many parrots end up being given away…

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My Pet Parrot Stories by Parrot Essentials

My Pet Parrot Stories Introduction

Don’t you just want to shout from the rooftops sometimes about how amazing your parrot is? The Parrot Essentials team would like to listen! Our new monthly publication, My Pet…

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How to recognize and deal with a stressed parrot by Parrot Essentials.

Stressed parrot | Causes & solutions

If you have some experience with parrots, you’ll know that these birds can be prone to stress. They need a lot of mental stimulation and attention, and they can be…

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Parrot activities | 6 ways to exercise your bird

Did you know it’s very important to make sure your parrot gets enough exercise? Obesity and the resulting health issues are a big danger to domestic parrots, so we’ve gathered…

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Amazon parrot nibbling hand | How to deal with an aggressive parrot

Parrot aggression: Explanations and solutions

It can be heartbreaking if your previously snuggly parrot seems to become aggressive overnight, or if the long-awaited feathered addition to the family doesn’t turn out to be as friendly…

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Headshot of pink Galah cockatoo

Loss of a pet parrot: 6 tips to help you cope

We know the loss of a pet is not the nicest topic, but as much as we wish our parrots were immortal, all good things must eventually come to an…

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Quaker parrot bathing

Why do pet parrots like to bathe?

Most of us know that birds in general bathe from time to time. New parrot owners, though, are sometimes left amazed at how much their feathered friend loves to take…

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How to sprout seeds for your parrot

Sprouting seeds for parrots | In 4 steps

Here on the blog, we’ve talked before about the problems associated with a feeding your parrot a seed-heavy diet. We’re proponents of feeding pellets, which are less fatty and more…

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