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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   Advertisements

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Fun With Foraging

Had another wonderful Phoenix Landing event over the weekend and I wanted to share the presentation with all of you. Hope you enjoy it and come away with a new idea or two. Please share some of your foraging experiences! … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box?

One of my flock’s favorite type of toy are foraging boxes. These are simple, inexpensive & fun. I use clean food boxes, like pasta boxes, snack bar, cereal boxes, that kind of thing. The FDA requires the glues and dyes … Continue reading

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Peat Pot Foraging Shreddding Toy

This toy combines many textures for chewing and shredding, and treats or pellets can be hidden inside the peat pot, in the loofah slice, and in the finger traps for foraging. Although it may look like a complex toy, the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts from the Workshop

First I want to start by saying that although I will be using the word “toy”, I feel the common meaning of the word to be insufficient to convey the importance of giving captive parrots objects, items, activities, and opportunities, … Continue reading

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Baskets for Easter and Beyond

With Easter just a few days away, many of us find ourselves thinking of baskets filled with treats. Consider making a basket for your parrot. Choose a basket of willow, wicker, twig, sea grass, or other  natural unfinished material. These can be purchased … Continue reading

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