Category Archives: Bird Tips

Full Spectrum Lighting for Parrots By Featherbrite

Full Spectrum lighting emits light that is very close to that of natural sunlight. Sunlight and artificial sources of light are measured by color temperature and rendering. If you were to consider the intensity of the sun at noon daylight, it is about 5500 degrees Kelvin (K). Natural light not only provides warmth, but brings […]

Pelleted or Seed Diet for my Parrot

You may ask………..Pellets or Seed Diet for my parrot.  That is the question. When we first brought home our Umbrella Cockatoo Marshmellow as a baby 26 years ago, seeds were the staple of any bird’s diet.  Within a couple of years companies came out with pelleted diets for companion parrots. As we found out a […]

Avian Stress

There are a lot of factors than can cause stress during a bird’s lifetime. Whether you own a cute budgie or maybe an African Grey, limiting stress for your pet parrot is very essential for their health and well being. Stressors are found everywhere and can happen in different forms. It can either be mental […]

A Bird Buffet

By Robyn Bright Pet Birds require a variety of food for optimal health, and while pellets were once thought of as a complete diet for avian pets, that has changed. Pellets made for specific bird groups or even one species may be beneficial, as they will cover a lot of nutritional needs, but birds […]

The Importance of Play for your Pet Parrot

With all the many things you might have read or heard about parrots, there is one thing that is common above them all; and that is they are fun and loving. Perhaps one of the best ways to develop these traits for your parrot is by playing interactively with them each day. By playing with […]