Editor Laura Doering asked if I wanted to write about the Parrot Festival, hosted each year by the National Parrot Rescue & Preservation Foundation (NPRPF) in Houston. I racked my brain on how to best describe the Parrot Festival without simply resorting to adjectives such as: “amazing, brilliant, fun, awesome.” Check out the Parrot Festival slide show here.
Banish Bad Behavior
8 tips to bring out your bird’s best behavior.
BY REBECCA SWEAT
Top 10 reasons why you need a new cage.
BY LAURIE HESS, DVM, DIPL. ABVP-AVIAN PRACTICE
Discover the evolution of the Eclectus parrot’s dietary preferences.
BY ROB MARSHALL, B.V.S.C., M.A.C.V.S.C. & TAILAI O'BRIEN
Find out why the kakapo is like no other parrot in the world.
BY ROBIN SHEWOKIS
Can adding oils to your bird’s diet better its health?
BY JASON CREAN & PATRICIA SUND
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Memo To Pepper & Parker
Subject: "The Look"
BY PATRICIA SUND
An end-of-life plan is our final gift to our beloved pets.
BY LIZ WILSON, CVT, CPBC
Causes & Cures
Help your bird find allergy relief.
BY MARGARET A. WISSMAN, DVM
Heart To Heart
The right cage location can make your bird feel right at home.
BY CHRIS DAVIS
Larger Than Life
Interactive play builds trust and adds fun.
BY SALLY BLANCHARD
Birds On The Brain
Reading materials on birds get better and better.
BY SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN
Manage Small Bird Mess
Follow these tips to keep small-bird mess from becoming a big cleanup .
BY DIANE GRINDOL
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Eclectus by Gina Cioli/BowTie/Courtesy Omar's Exotic Birds