Feather Plucking


Feather-plucking, feather damaging behavior or mutilation is a behavioral disorder sometimes seen in captive parrots, companion parrots which chew, bite, snip or pluck their own feathers, resulting in damage to the feathers, feather follicles and occasionally the skin. It is especially common among, African Greys and Cockatoo's. The areas of the body that are mainly

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Over Bonding


Indications of parrot/human bonding, loosely in order by strength and the progression of bonding. The parrot ceases other activity and watches the human when visible, but shows no fear or nervousness. The parrot parallels the human's movements and vocalizes when the human talks. The parrot will make direct eye contact with the human and vocalize,

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Common illnesses


Symptoms of Illness can be subtle in birds. Things to look out for include; a change in colour or consistency of droppings, sleeping more, changes to the voice or not talking/singing, breathing heavily or any abnormal noises when breathing e.g clicking or wheezing, decreased appetite, changes to thirst, vomiting or regurgitating. At the Parrots Trust

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The Biting Parrot


Could the reason be YOU? Companion parrots react to how we humans feel when we approach them. They pick up on if we are stressed, nervous or unhappy, so its best not to approach them when we are nervous, stressed or unhappy. They will sense it and this will result in fear and apprehension. Parrots

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Avian Vets


veterinary caressing a beautiful yellow-crested cockatoo An important part of caring for your parrot is regular check ups from an avian qualified vet. However, not all vets are comfortable dealing with parrots. Below are a list of vets in the central belt of Scotland who we know of who are willing to see

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