Parrot Alert.com

Mar

10

2012

Hello folks, Since the aim of this blog is to inform and educate, I try to give you readers as many resources as possible. This is why we have recently added information from parrotalert.com to the sidebar of each blog post. This widget is a 10 most recent lost and found list from the Parrot Alert website....

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The Alex Foundation’s New Website

Mar

6

2012

Just in case you haven’t noticed, The Alex Foundation has a spiffy new website. Amazon Art & Design donated the website makeover as a part of their yearly charitable contributions. I highly recommend checking out this extreme makeover, and letting them know how much you like it. While you...

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Ghosts of Birds Gone Past

Sep

9

2011

Article originally posted on UTV-News Ambitious multimedia art project will bring together works inspired by extinct birds from high-profile musicians, writers and poets They are all, alas, bleeding demised, passed on, no more, ceased to be, bereft of life and resting in peace. Like Monty Python’s...

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Fans Flock to See Famous Kakapo

Sep

5

2011

This was originally posted on the Dominion Post website. One of only 131 kakapo in the world, Sirocco is being flown to Wellington by the Conservation Department on a special assignment as part of his role as conservation spokesbird.An audience with everyone’s favourite frisky parrot will cost...

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Troy, Ohio Bird Rescue Situation

Aug

10

2011

If you haven’t already heard, there is a huge rescue situation happening in Troy, Ohio. The following is an article from UPI.com TROY, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A veterinarian is asking for help in removing as many as 60 exotic birds from a condemned house in Troy, Ohio, they say are being mistreated. Daniel...

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Spend Less Time Cleaning

Jul

27

2011

Birds can be extremely time consuming pets. From cleaning up the constant barrage of molted feathers, feather dander, misplaced poop; to preparing, cooking, and feeding a well rounded diet. For people like myself that own multiple birds, it is sometimes easy to get disenchanted with your bird(s), and...

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AFA Fundamentals of Aviculture

Jul

22

2011

The American Federation of Aviculture has recently released their Intermediate level of their online Aviculture course. Offered in 15 chapters that cover a range of topics, including: Conservation and research Courtship and nesting Basic avian genetics Color mutations Hybrids Breeding Stimuli Incubation Hand-rearing Non-parrot...

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Full Spectrum Lighting

Jul

11

2011

  Recently, I’ve been re-examining the way I provide my birds with full spectrum light. According to research I’ve been doing, full spectrum tube lighting is more beneficial then compact fluorescent lights (CFL’s). With the recent full spectrum light movement in the avian world,...

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