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Phoenix Landing Foundation Rescues 26 Parrots

On February 11, parrot welfare organization Phoenix Landing rushed to save the lives of 26 parrots facing euthanasia at the Catawba County Animal Shelter in Newton, North Carolina. These birds, ranging from tiny parakeets to large macaws, were part of a group of nearly 200 animals seized by local law enforcement from an abusive situation late last year.  With no…

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Favorite Foraging Toys for Parrots

Foraging toys are a wonderful way to enrich your bird’s life. There are a lot of great DIY foraging toy ideas out there, but in this post I’m going to concentrate on a couple of our favorite commercially available foraging toys. In particular, I like to use acrylic puzzle toys to encourage Stewie to work…

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Annual Well-Birdie Visit to the Avian Vet

Last week, Stewie and Mika went to the vet for their annual checkup. Stewie posted about his trip on Facebook resulting in a long comment thread about everybirdie’s vet-visiting habits. Among most of Stewie’s bird friends, the consensus matches the advice you’ll find on boards and parrot organizations: a routine checkup every year is the…

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Walnut Exchange Program: Cockatoo “Recycles” for Treats

This cockatoo has learned that it can barter for a yummy treat by bringing back an empty walnut shell. Shells = currency in this simple economy. The owner explains “if I don’t want him to ask for more, I simply remove all the empty shells [from the cockatoo’s reach]” How clever! The bird has learned…

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