Articles: Parrots

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.

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Parrot May Know Who Committed Murder

A possible murder witness has something to say. His name is “Bud,” and he’s an African gray parrot in Ensley Township, MI, with a filthy mouth, according to NBC affiliate WOODTV. His latest phrase – the one he won’t stop shouting at the top of his lungs mimicking his owner’s voice – is a chilling…

Choose Qualified Help for Pet Behavior Problems

Michael Shikashio, president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants chats about the best way to train pets – positive reinforcement. Listen HERE  on my national radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Michael explains how to find qualified help for pets with behavior problems. There are veterinary behaviorists, veterinarians with a special interest in…

Camp Dogwood is More than S'Mores, Featured on Steve Dale's Pet World

Alsya Slay and Dave Eisendrath talk about the 14th year of Camp Dogwood. – it’s a camp for dogs. Can you believe that? Listen HERE to my interview with the camp’s founders and head marshmallow roasters, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. It’s true, listen here for more about this camp, where the big events…

Camp Dogwood & Big Announcement on Steve Dale's Pet World

Check this out, a camp for dogs (and their people)….it’s not far, and it’s called Camp Dogwood. The camp’s founders Alysa Slay and Dave Eisendrath appear on Steve Dale’s Pet World, Sunday January 11, at 6:30 AM CDT on WGN Radio (listen at 720AM or HERE). Animal News: Parrot Saves Speeders Steve Dale’s big news!!!…

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