Articles: Parrots

January 2 2021

Ringneck Parakeets Enjoying One Another’s Company

Here’s how to kick off the New Year with a smile. These Indian Ringneck Parakeets, Fabio and Gabriel, clearly enjoy one another’s company.

December 29 2020

Chatty and Affectionate Parrots

This is my favorite video of 2020 – just so sweet. Do you speak parrot? I believe these are ring-necked parakeets. These birds are truly communicating something (aside from obviously affection), but what in the heck are they saying?

October 2 2020

Vulgar Birds Grounded

Parents learn to watch their language around little kids, or pet parrots. At least they should. Five African grey parrots have been removed from public view at a British wildlife park after they started swearing at customers. The foul-mouthed birds were split up after they launched a number of different expletives at visitors and staff…

November 25 2019

De-Stressing Pets on Thanksgiving, And Keeping them Safe

Thanksgiving is fun family time, or it can be. Here are tips to de-stress pets, to ramp up fun and to keep them safe and out of the pet emergency room. Dumpster diving and counter surfing is dangerous sport for dogs – turkey and chicken bones can be a choking hazard. These bones can easily…

May 4 2019

Parrots Performing in the Shower

It turns out pet parrots are like a lot of us. When others are around, mustering the courage to perform isn’t easy. But when no one’s looking, who knows what can happen – maybe your singing parrot is a star.

April 2 2019

Rescuing Pet Parrots: Gabriel Foundation

Parrot Behavior Consultant Julie Weiss Murad is a hero for pet birds, and the Founder and President of the Gabriel Foundation is interviewed on national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Parrots land in rescues like the renown Gabriel Foundation for various reasons. One problem is that people don’t make plans when their animal that…
Ajax is trained to find endangered Kea

December 1 2018

One Dog Helps to Save an Endangered Parrot Species

It’s astounding what dogs can do. Ajax is the only dog that is training for finding kea birds. The kea is an endangered flightless parrot species only found on New Zealand’s South Island. And researchers need to keep tabs on how many there and where they area. And Ajax is the nation’s official and the…

July 25 2017

Wildlife in Mexico

Viva Natura: A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico author Petr Myska talks here on Steve Dale’s Other World podcast about how, as a tourist in Mexico, you might take a day trip to see and swim with whale sharks or sea turtles or walk through a jungle with monkeys and…

March 7 2017

Parrot in Need of Fear Free

Fear Free pets isn’t only about dogs and cats, but IS about preventing this sort of thing from happening. At times, yes, amusing to watch – with nearly 13 million views – but the bird is VERY frightened. And dogs and cats often feel the same way about visiting the veterinarian. They don’t NEED to…

September 17 2016

Can You Catch Parrot Fever?

This no likely what Hillary Cinton’s pneumonia was about. In England, a 61-year old many was recently hospitalized with what doctors first identified as the flu, and later as pneumonia.  But his symptoms included forgetfulness, confusion, a rash and even a seizure. Doctors realized this was more than your ordinary flu, and while he appeared…

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