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Forage/Foot Toy Basket

Forage/Foot Toy Basket

On my (admittedly long) list of things I could not imagine keeping parrots without, a good basket full of foot toys and some treats is high up. It’s so simple, so easy, so cheap, and it keeps them happy and blissfully quiet. It’s also a fantastic way to use those toy parts that have been skillfully removed from their hanging counterparts. What’s not to love?
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Foraging Toy Reviews

Foraging Toy Reviews

In my house, we try to do as much foraging as possible. For these reviews, I am using the impressions by Quakers (Bobber, rest in peace) and Jingo (who lives with a family member) as well as my own bird, Ripley (Jardine's Parrot). I will be updating this as we explore more toys!
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Pellets for Parrots

Pellets for Parrots

I have gone through a LOT of pellets in my time due to Jingo being so picky! It seems that this information has gotten around, so I get asked about them from time to time. I figured I would write up a post that compares key features of pellets for easier references, for myself and others.
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My Chop

My Chop "Recipe"

I see a lot of requests in bird groups and forums all over the web asking for a good recipe for chop. It's hard to give a definite or correct answer to that question because there simply isn't any right way to do it.

(Chop, for those who don't know, is simply a name for "salad" or "mash" as some call it. It usually consists of veggies, fruits, legumes, and grains, or some combination of those. It's a way to give our feathered friends a tasty, healthy variety of good things to supplement their diet. For my crew, it makes up about 30-40% of their diet.)

For a long time, my birds would not accept any frozen chop, so I developed this formula to help me stay focused on nutrition without making a ton of food. After a lot of trial and error, they finally started to eat the frozen stuff, and Jingo actually prefers it now when it's still a little frozen vs completely thawed! You can use this formula whether you want a little or a lot.

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Vitamin D3 for Our Birds

Vitamin D3 is one of those things you will hear me harp about a lot. That's because Vitamin D3 is one of the most essential nutrients that our birds need, and in our homes, it is often hard to get. Along with Vitamin A and Calcium, it is one of the most reported deficiencies in captive parrots. It is a crucial component in the calcium-phosphorus-Vitamin D triangle. A problem, whether too much or too little, of any of these, can cause issues with the other two. Not only does it help with calcium metabolism, it is also important to cellular function, bone mineralization, and helps regulate other body functions. 

Let's go over some of the popular methods of providing this important nutrient and their drawbacks. 
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International Shipping Update

Hello everyone! 

I wanted to make you aware of a change to international shipping. Currently through my website, I offer international shipping around the world through USPS. Not all countries are currently eligible for First Class International insurance (purchased through InsurePost) If your country is not listed below and  you would like your package insured, you will need to use the Priority Mail option. 
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What is a Skewer Filler?

What’s a skewer filler, exactly?
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Why Toys?

Are toys necessary for a bird's health and happiness?
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