Author: Chester Ayers

Healthy Parrot: Diet, Nutrition, Toxic Foods

Contrary to popular belief, parrots should not be fed seed. Their diet should consist of a combination of pellets and whole, fresh foods. Pellets for parrots The current recommendation by board-certified avian veterinarians who study avian nutrition is that pellets should make up 50-70 percent of a parrot’s diet. The best pellets to feed your […]

The best technique for parrot hand-rearing

Hand-rearing has long been practiced by native communities, who would take parrots nestlings from nests to rear. The birds would be kept as pets in the village, would be gifted to friends or visitors or would be traded. Many of the parrots that reached Europe from the 16th century on and the USA from the 18th […]


Parrots are unique, complex, and entertaining birds. They are smart, can learn tricks, and provide excellent companionship for some people. Parrots have become increasingly popular as pets in the United States, but it is important to recognize the responsibility involved with caring for a parrot. Parrots come in hundreds of species. Therefore, pet owners should […]


Parrots are known for their colorful plumage. In popular culture, they are associated with pirates, as exemplified by Treasure Island’s Long John Silver, whose parrot, Captain Flint, was constantly on his shoulder. They are best known, however, for their ability to precisely mimic sounds, including human speech. Many animals are able to communicate with humans, […]

Fun Parrot Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun parrot facts for kids. Learn about different parrot species, what they eat, which make popular pets and much more. Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about parrots.         There are around 372 different parrot species. Most parrots live in tropical areas. Parrots have […]

Common Fun Facts About Parrots

After dogs, cats and fish, birds are America’s fourth favorite pet. An estimated 14 million birds live in captivity across the United States, a great many of them parrots. And no wonder: With their captivating colors, acrobatic antics and often silly personalities, these avian characters are hard to resist. Pet parrots can be incredible if […]

The Parrot Bird

The Parrot is a large group of birds with curved beaks and oftentimes-colorful plumage. There are nearly 400 known species of Parrots, all of which are in the taxonomic order Psittaciformes. Researchers divide these birds into three primary groups, or superfamilies. The three superfamilies are the true Parrots, the cockatoos, and the New Zealand Parrots. […]

How to Raise Parrots for Profit

Raising parrots can be both challenging and rewarding. Making a profit from breeding birds takes time, and some species only breed one time each year. Adequate housing, good nutrition and maintaining a sanitary environment are crucial to success, as avian diseases can spread rapidly through an aviary that is not properly cared for. Breeding Stock […]

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