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Welcome Maui!
2019-11-19 22:02
MauiOn Wednesday November 6th, 2019 I was contacted by a lady I spoke with 2 years ago at the parrot supply store. I couldn’t recall who she was but she wanted to re-home her bird to m… Read More
A Rehome
2019-11-18 06:00
I’ve taken in a few re-homes since starting Parenting Parrots, a set of Quakers, a pair of cockatiels and a few single birds here and there. The last ones I took in, were two beautiful… Read More
Foraging Is Easier Than We Thought
2019-11-02 03:08
A very simple concept, foraging! For parrots, this is a very important process to include in our captive parrots’ lives. However for some of us it seems like a struggle to always have… Read More
2019-10-07 18:30
Some pelleted diets are better than others but how does one make that decision? Have you ever taken the time to look at the ingredients list? To be honest, I went by what was suggested to me… Read More
2019-10-05 23:59
One thing about having birds is cleaning up after them. How does one choose the best bedding for your parrots’ home? For me it’s all about the easiest to clean up and the cheapes… Read More
2019-10-05 01:31
Ringo and PookieLearning is always a positive thing to do. One of the many ways I stay updated and informed about parrots is by listening to parrot podcasts. When I would be at work, I would… Read More
2019-10-01 23:57
Grayson, 7 yr old CAGI’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve hindered my Grey’s intellect. So now I’m trying to play catch up and teach him things I never bothered to b… Read More
2019-09-18 12:30
I’m fairly new to owning Indian Ringnecks. I have a beautiful grey IRN who came to me very scared of people/hands etc. He still would prefer to be without me I’m sure but I have… Read More
Beginning Of My African Grey Search
2019-09-17 12:30
Yes, this story began with Chico, the Senegal parrot but it doesn’t end there. I thought Chico was an one off, well it turns out, I’m about to find out different. I continued to… Read More
My 2nd Attempt At Parrot Ownership
2019-09-16 23:58
After my scare with the gray cockatiel named Sky, I was certain birds were not for me. However, I was drawn back to parrot ownership a few years later and decided this time I was going to an… Read More
A New Parrot
2019-09-12 23:24
So if you follow our YouTube or our Instagram, you already know we got a new Parrotlet. Very sweet boy. He was hatched on March 11, 2019 and is our very first store bought bird. I got hi… Read More
2019-09-11 16:30
33,32,350,359.526672Out of all my birds, the Lories/lorikeets are by far my favorite. They are very energetic and keep me on my toes however they also make me worry a lot. I’m always w… Read More
2019-09-10 10:30
Back in the day, parrots used to show a person’s social status. So one of the reasons to get one would be to show that you are in a very wealthy financial spot. I figured that changed… Read More
Info On Green-Naped Lorikeets
2019-09-09 10:30
I’ve now shared my home with a Green-Naped Lorikeet for 3 years and let me tell you… It’s been an interesting 3 years. Green-Naped Lorikeets are a part of the Rainbow Lor… Read More
Microgreens = Healthy Parrots
2019-06-17 05:30
On this quest of a natural raw food diet for my parrots comes the addition of Microgreens. Getting into the microgreens was a fear of mine just like sprouting, although I can sprout, I&rsquo&hell…Read More
Frustrated To Say The Least!
2019-05-24 06:15
I want my parrots on a whole raw food diet! IS there actually such a thing? Because right now it feels like everywhere I turn to for help, education, suggestions and ideas is basically selli… Read More
2019-04-29 00:22
Do you have a cleaning schedule? I just felt like my life was spiraling out of control and everything was getting half done and half not done. So recently, I started a cleaning schedule, alo… Read More
2019-04-24 23:06
It sucks that a lot of people end up getting a parrot just because they are cute and they are not aware of the fact that having a parrot is a lifestyle change. Store owners just want to sell… Read More
2019-04-08 06:00
Frozen FoodThere is something about watching parrots work for things that personally warms my heart. So I’m always looking for ways to enrich their lives. Parenting Parrots has so many… Read More
Dear Lola,
2019-04-01 20:43
If words could express my disappointment in losing you, they would fill up the world. I never knew a person could feel such a deep lost for a companion animal until the night I laid with you… Read More
2019-02-27 03:54
I decided I’m not breeding birds anymore because I just found it too hard to say bye to the baby. So I gave up all my breeding pairs except for the Indian Ringnecks as I never actually… Read More
2019-01-09 04:11
Dairy – Birds do not produce the lactase enzyme so this can not be broken down in their bodiesChocolate – Is not healthy and serves no purpose. It can cause vomiting, seizures an… Read More
2019-01-08 04:11
I have yet to try this as I want to make sure I purchase the right type of tea and I usually don’t post things until I have actually dipped my hands in the pot but I believe in this so… Read More
2019-01-07 04:11
This will be a constant battle for me and other parrot owners because we want what’s best for our birds but there is no complete diet out there and truth be told there will never be. P… Read More
2018-12-03 09:00
Life with a parrot is hard just like life raising a child is hard. The two go hand in hand. A lot of times I find myself pondering what can I do with my birds to make them come out to be the… Read More
2018-10-29 05:35
It breaks my heart to see Rasta, our Green-Naped Lorikeet trying to make friends with everyone and being turned away. He is such a nice, little guy I don’t understand why none of the b… Read More
2018-10-23 08:00
I love this!! Let me first explain why I even thought of switching. I gave all my parrots water bowls and just did the same thing for the last couple of years – change the water twice… Read More
2018-10-19 12:01
I did not want a brown headed parrot. As a matter of fact, I was totally against bringing one home. I contacted the breeder for a blue headed Pionus and although she had a pair on eggs, she… Read More
2018-10-18 08:30
Life in general is hard but when it is up to you to take care of others, it becomes extra hard. Have I grown my babies right? Can I change my parenting style now? Do my babies have so much m… Read More
Blessings Of The Animals
2018-10-04 07:00
I just learned that October 4th is the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. KDKH posted her post  about this, please go check it out. It’s a BEAUTIFUL prayer… Read More
2018-10-01 07:00
We started our journey by seeing my niece’s cockatiel being so nice and tamed and thought all how sweet. The following week I was in the mall and this guy was set up outside of a store… Read More
2018-07-13 09:00
On April 27th, 2018 I brought Kodak to the vet to get his wellness check done and have a physical. He passed everything with flying colors and I was a happy mommy. Well if you read my sneezi… Read More
2018-07-11 09:00
I always wanted my parrots to all get along so I could take them out together and not have to worry, but I have yet to accomplish this and it definitely bothers me because if I have all the… Read More
2018-07-09 09:00
We are in July! It’s summertime! I want to take the parrots out and about! When it’s really hot, I have to use the air condition a lot as I live on the 15th floor which is the to… Read More
Breeding Pairs Of Parrotlets
2018-06-22 09:00
My oldest daughter (2nd child) has decided she wants her own pet (she’s 4 yrs old) so automatically I told her NO! However, since April she has proven to be very mature for her age. Sh… Read More
2018-06-21 09:05
Here I go embarking on another journey of trying to sprout seeds. I tried this already and FAILED miserably! I’m seriously hoping this does not bring about the same results. I have a s… Read More
2018-06-19 10:30
Everywhere I look, every book I read it says the same thing: Do NOT get a bird for it’s talking ability because that bird may never talk. Although this statement is correct doesn&rsquo&hell…Read More
The Mealworm Meal
2018-06-18 08:49
Reading these sites, trying to educate myself more, I’ve come across the introduction of live mealworms being offered to parrots. It may be to help their protein levels or you can use… Read More
Multi-use Stand
2018-06-14 14:00
I made connections with a carpenter that makes bird homes and stuff. I was really eager for different things for my parrots as I’m  bored with the regular stuff I have and I want… Read More
Facts About My Parrots
2018-06-12 08:23
Lories/Lorikeets: They can become bossy if allowed and they are quick to use their beaks. African Greys: Definitely, like a child. Observes and mimics EVERYTHING! Indian Ringnecks: Very… Read More
2018-06-11 08:11
I go to the pet store and I’m just picking up things I like or that I think looks like fun etc but since starting to make my parrids’ toys I actually want to get things that they… Read More
2018-06-08 08:02
I have to say I absolutely love Mattie Sue Athan. She truly is a great author and I believe in her methods however with that being said I forgot about who the author was and focused on the c… Read More
Hawkhead School
2018-06-02 03:59
Hawkheads are apparently very difficult for the average person, You can have a Dr. Jerkyel and Mr. Hyde or you can get a sweet, cuddly, always affectionate one. I’m sure we all know wh… Read More
2018-05-28 08:30
So this was the end result of the original toy, it had foam pieces between the plastic toy and the bell. Purrain loved the foam pieces, so I re-made it in my version of course. I took these… Read More
2018-05-24 16:30
I can not recommend this site enough. Go to for your creative DO-IT-YOURSELF toys! I love Kris Porter’s ideas! I have just recently started paying attention to… Read More
Bird Carriers
2018-05-16 14:23
I was going through my bird things, you know “trying to be organized” and I realized I have a LOT of bird carriers. I do have a lot of birds but do I really need so many differen… Read More
2018-05-15 13:39
I think the biggest mistake any parrot owner can make is thinking your parrot is a pretty ornament. Sometimes we don’t realize how much “work” owning a parrot is but &ldquo&hell…Read More
2018-05-11 09:16
You read a book and it’s not worthy of a second read, what do you do with it? Pretty simple, add it to your birdie’s cage and let them have a field day with it. It makes a great… Read More
2018-05-10 09:16
When researching about parrots, its always been said that when they mature, they may switch their favorite person. I have never experienced this until now. Rasta, our green-naped lorike… Read More
2018-05-09 09:16
After taking all the birds to the vet to do physical checkups plus bloodwork and fecal tests while being on maternity leave, you can imagine my pockets are quite deficient right now. What am… Read More
2018-05-08 09:16
If I had all the time in the world, I would probably have at least one of every parrot but the reality is I don’t, can’t so won’t. But I do want my dream bird and since the… Read More
2018-05-07 09:30
I do not believe in clipping wings anymore. I used to do it more out of convenience for me than for any other concern so I haven’t clipped wings in a long time. I love seeing my b… Read More
Parrot Sitting: Juju, A Quaker Parrot
2018-05-02 13:30
We had our first opportunity to parrot sit for a cobalt blue Quaker parrot named Juju. She stayed with us for a month and was an absolute joy to have around. We followed her mommy’s sc… Read More
2018-04-11 18:49
2018 isn’t turning out to be such a great year for my pets. First I lost Piper and now Nyx had to be hospitalized. GOSH, I hope everything starts turning around. So, Monday, April 9th… Read More
2018-04-06 13:13
Today I decided to make a recipe out of the birdtricks cookbook. Yes, I have their cookbook. Actually, I think I have EVERYTHING they have ever made besides their newsletters. I know a lot… Read More
2018-04-05 01:00
I did my first training session for two cockatiels. They wouldn’t step on to the owner’s hands and always wanted to fly away. I spent 20 minutes and had them stepping up to every… Read More
2018-04-03 08:30
March 21st is my earth strong and March 22nd is my backbone’s earth strong. Together I felt we were a force to be reckoned with but apart… We were like any other human… Read More
Toxic Items
2018-04-02 19:00
When I first got parrots, I knew nothing about parrot proofing my home or removing toxic items from my home. However, as time went on I kept researching and learning. There are quite a… Read More
2018-03-19 15:00
It warms my heart when I’m watching a video or reading a book and one of my daughters comes out of no where and says, “Piper!” or “Grayson” or any of the birdie… Read More
2018-03-16 15:35
I explain Piper’s last days here but I never knew the real reason so here it is: I will never wait another sickness out again and my post regarding wing clipping is no longe… Read More
2018-03-14 09:00
There is so many things to teach our feathered kids, how does one make sure they know everything they are supposed to know? Well, I for one can say my parrots do not know everything they are… Read More
2018-03-13 20:29
I decided to implement 3 training sessions a day however I have only been able to continue doing 2. I really need to get up earlier in order to fit in that 3rd session so I put an alarm on m… Read More
2018-03-05 05:37
None of my parrots are the best parrots!!!! Grrr, how frustrating is that? To me, the best parrot is friendly (yes I’m using a label here but I think it’s the simplest term to us… Read More
2018-03-01 23:00
Certain things are a necessity when having parrots like a cage or a bird room, food and water. However there is another necessity that I’m sure all birds have provided to them but migh… Read More
2018-02-27 11:00
All dogs are from the same species but different breeds. All cats are from the same species but different breeds. All birds are from different species. See, I can read a book about dogs… Read More
Uh Oh It Chews!!!!
2018-02-27 01:30
No animal, parrot, dog, cat etc will come to you knowing what is acceptable behavior in your home until you train it to know. Will a baby know not to hold on to that glass coffee table if yo… Read More
2018-02-26 09:00
The baby is down for a nap, 2 kids are sick sleeping and only the toddler remains active. If I give her the laptop or phone with Moana on, she’ll sit still for the hour and some and I… Read More
2018-02-19 09:30
Wow what a day!!! I just reached 100 likes! OMG so I just reached 100 posts and now 100 likes, wow!!  I’m on a roll!!! What’s next?!? Do I already have 100 followers? I will… Read More
The Cover Up!
2018-02-16 17:00
They say parrots need any where from 10-12 hours of sleep each night. How can you help your parrot achieve that? Without it, your parrots may become cranky, angry, little buggers! I honestly… Read More
100 POSTS!!
2018-02-16 09:00
Wow can you imagine I’ve already written 100 posts?? I feel like saying, “NO WAY!! IT’S A LIE!! SOMEONE IS TRICKING ME!” But NOPE! I see it with my own eyes, Publishe… Read More
2018-02-14 19:15
Today is Valentine’s day and although I don’t usually celebrate. This year I want to say Happy Valentine’s day to my late uncle/twin as he never made it to 2018 to see toda… Read More
2018-02-14 15:00
She is such a doll. I love her vibrant colors and the way she is so easily trained. I would definitely recommend a black-capped conure to anyone who was interested in a parrot that was train… Read More
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
2018-02-12 21:15
I love the title of this post because it is so true! Think about it: If I can eat an orange a day to avoid cancer even though I don’t like oranges (I actually do but for this example l… Read More
Back To The Basics
2018-02-12 09:15
I considered myself to be a bird expert! What could you ask that I didn’t have the answer to? Well after doing the one month of no pellets and losing a bird, I’m completely lost… Read More
Lost Piper, Our Quaker Parrot
2018-02-07 21:00
So I did the stupid month of no pellets and everything seemed fine however I forgot about Piper. His diet should have been monitored a little more closely because he is prone to the fatty li… Read More
2018-02-07 09:15
“The Love is Real” was a comment posted on this site when I first started blogging by my late uncle/twin. I laughed and was like yup but I never really thought twice about those… Read More
2018-02-07 01:00
I love my flock, overall a quiet bunch even though they can be noisy at times, it’s not an everyday thing or an all the time thing… Then I added to my flock. I have never had t… Read More
A Month With No Pellets Review
2018-02-06 21:00
Overall my month with no pellets was okay but it’s not for me. In order to properly provide for your parrots off of no pellets, you need to completely understand their nutritional need… Read More
2018-02-05 09:15
I usually like to get things that most people do not have, like a funky pair of tights or a limited exclusive edition of a Jordan shoe. In this case it seems I went the opposite way and foll… Read More
2018-01-26 13:30
This week has not been a good week for this sleep-deprived parrot mom and the parrots are probably so mad at me! My newborn decided this week to sleep during the day instead of the night so… Read More
2018-01-22 12:19
When I started to think of sharing my life with a parrot, I never knew or thought they could also turn out to be a terrorist! That’s my Grayson! I love him but he can be Mr. Bossy when… Read More
New Baby Within Flock
2018-01-18 09:15
On December 26th, 2017 we welcomed another little bundle of joy into our flock except this time it was a baby human versus being a baby bird. This is where the challenge comes in, just like… Read More
2018-01-15 09:10
This post is not only for my followers, viewers but also for my parrots. I had to take on two full-time jobs and because of that my family life, my pets, this blog and my YouTube channel was… Read More
Baked Harrison’s Birdie Bread
2018-01-08 09:00
I hope this wasn’t considered cheating on my “Month of No Pellets”. I have been through a week and all the birds are doing well, weighing them everyday and still training… Read More
A Month With No Pellets
2018-01-03 01:53
Am I going crazy? Maybe. But I decided to give it a try anyways. So Welcome to 2018! Today is January 2nd, 2018 and I have a very low bag of pellets so I decided why not try a month without… Read More
New Bird – New Food
2017-12-25 08:46
When you get a new bird, you want to keep them on the diet they came to you on. After a few days = 2 or 3 days you can start doing 70% the food they came with and 30% the pellets you want th… Read More
2017-12-19 22:10
When I first got my lorikeets, it was hard to figure out how to train them because they are such high energy parrots but also because I was so used to training with seeds and knew that wasn… Read More
A Lorikeet Dry Mix
2017-12-17 10:30
I found this recipe in the lorikeet group on Facebook and thought it would be great to share for those who want to try their hands at making their own lorikeet mix. My hands aren’t thi… Read More
2017-12-15 08:10
Parrots are the perfect pet! NOT! For me, they are but I constantly have to remind myself that not everyone is like me…. So let’s discuss their cons: challenging misunderstood m… Read More
2017-12-14 08:10
I have to dedicate this post to my beloved older sister of 7 years and her wonderful 18-year-old daughter, who you can follow on YouTube @KiCassanova. They come here like once a month but wh… Read More

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