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What Gives Feathers Their Color

Hyacinth Macaw

The color most people think about when they think of parrots is green. Did you know that parrots actually have no green pigment? Although they “appear” to be green, the only pigments are red and yellow, and the only other factors that affect color are melanin and feather structure. Continue reading »

New Year’s Resolutions for Parrot Owners

Blue Mutation Rosella

As the New Year approaches, many people start making lists of things they’d like to accomplish in the coming year. Why not make a list that includes your parrots, finches, and doves? You can resolve to work on those issues you have been meaning to deal with for so long… Continue reading »

A Pandemonium of Parrots

A Lovely Bunch Of Lovebirds

Someone wrote to me recently asking what a group of parrots is called. My first reaction was, “a flock of parrots.” That is the most common reference to them, but did you also know a group of parrots is called a pandemonium? It tells you something about the noise a wild flock of parrots can make because the definition of pandemonium is “wild uproar or noise!” (Source: American Heritage Dictionary). You can also call them a company of parrots. Continue reading »

A Toy to Destroy

amazon with chew toy

Short Cuts from Fowl Play

Most of us know what it’s like to buy an outrageously expensive toy, only to watch our bird totally destroy it in a matter of days. Or worse, they nibble at it for a few minutes then never touch it again. For this reason, we love it when we find that perfect toy, one that is inexpensive yet totally absorbs our bird’s attention. I have found many such items at Fowl-Play, an online store that has a nice selection of items for parrots. They carry a variety of toy parts as well, so you can put together your own toys according to your (or rather, your bird’s) tastes. Continue reading »

Parrot Gallery

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