Author Archives: Laura Ford

Caring for the WHOLE Parrot

This is a presentation I did for Phoenix Landing, looking at how  environment, nutrition, enrichment, a parrot’s wild nature, and the unique physical design of a parrot’s anatomy all act together to influence your companion’s behavior, and  how you can … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Foraging, Because it’s not just about what you feed them, but what they actually eat.

I had the great pleasure over the weekend to do a presentation for the  Baltimore Bird Fanciers fall show. Here is a copy of the slide show for those who were unable to attend. http://www.slideshare.net/abirdsbestlife/slideshelf  

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Get That Parrot Playing!

Too often I hear from people that their bird does not play, or is afraid of toys, or worse yet that won’t give their parrot toys because they just destroy them and make a mess. Toys and Play are critical … Continue reading

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Benefits of Plants for Parrots

What a wicked winter we’ve had here in the American North East! And it’s taken quiet a toll on my garden. Even my super hardy plants, like Swiss Chard and Collard Greens are just piles of slime! But the days … Continue reading

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Perches and Playstands, a Phoenix Landing Presentation

Our Companion Parrots spend 99% of their lives standing on their feet, so providing them with a variety of perching options is critical for their physical health. Playstands are perching areas outside the cage, which can be used for fun, … Continue reading

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Holiday Parrot Toy Project, Helping People Helping Parrots

I have a request…. Most of you know I am the Maryland Education Coordinator for the Phoenix Landing Foundation, and in that capacity I sometimes do presentations to different types of groups, teaching them about parrot care. Earlier this year … Continue reading

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My Chop My Way

Little did I know when I, as the Maryland  Education Coordinator for Phoenix Landing, scheduled Patricia Sund, author of the blog Parrot Nation, to come do her Chop presentation how much it would change the way I feed my birds.  … Continue reading

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