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  • Tony Silva Reviewing HARI Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula
    Avian product specialist Melanie Allen and aviculturist and ornithologist Tony Silva talk about consistency, quality, and ease of feeding of Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula developed by HARI. Learn more about Tropican Learn more about Mark Hagen’s Research on Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula Where to buy in-store or online About Tony Silva. The ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2019-01-03By Monica Lemay
  • Importance of Salt (Sodium Chloride) in Bird Food
    Many companion bird caretakers read ingredient labels and are concerned when they see an inclusion of salt (sodium chloride) in their bird’s favorite extruded foods. It’s True, Birds May Develop Toxicity if Salt Is Consumed in Large Quantities Many foods that people enjoy feeding their birds are much too high ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2018-11-07By HARI
  • What to do when your bird dies suddenly?
    The death of a companion bird can be overwhelming. Caretakers are often so grief-stricken that it’s hard for them to function, but this is the time when a very important decision needs to be made: Whether or not to have a necropsy performed? While difficult to imagine, it’s important to ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2018-11-06By HARI
  • Hyacinth Macaw Protected Under the Endangered Species Act
    According to a recent release, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the hyacinth macaw – the largest species of parrot in the world – as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), effective September 12th, 2018 (as published in the Federal Register on August 13th, 2018). ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2018-09-15By HARI
  • The Birds and The Bees
    Finding solutions to nest cavity competition between the Lear’s Macaw and Africanized Honey Bees A magnificent blue color, the Lear’s Macaw lives in only a very small area of the Northeastern State of Bahia, Brazil. This is a sparsely populated area that resembles Texas with its dry cactus-filled scrub forest ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2018-07-17By HARI
  • Mark Hagen Speaking at Parrot Society of Australia Convention
    Press Release Mark Hagen M.Ag., Director of Research at the Hagen Avicultural Research Institute (HARI) to speak at Parrots 2018, Parrot Society of Australia’s 10th international biennial convention For Release: June 13, 2018 Baie D’Urfe – The HARI institute is pleased to confirm that Mark Hagen has accepted an invitation ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2018-06-13By HARI
  • How Safe is Your Bird’s Food? Ours is HARI safe.
    Highest Quality Ingredients and First-Rate Quality Control Processes Mean Premium Quality Foods Did you know that EVERY SINGLE LOT of HARI food formulations developed at Hagen Industries are tested and fed to HARIs own flock? This process is part of the Hagen Industries/HARI Quality Assurance & Food Safety Guarantee, to ... read more
    Source: HARI NewsPublished on 2018-05-03By HARI

Exotic Pet Talk from Around the Web

  • Update on Smokey.
    Hello people. First off there’s a lot of learned from this forum about tiels and I thank each and every one of you for that. Situation with Smokey. He’s a happy bird and he hasn’t had any night freights after the first night so that’s great. His relationship with ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Dancin’ fool!
    Taco hates dancing on camera, so I had to go covert to get this. View attachment 294564 He got wise to my stealth, though. He's such a cutie. I replayed this part of Zoolander a good 30 times because he was having so much fun rocking out to ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Suprising
    My roommate has a red lored amazon named Tracy. We dont know much about this bird. He's had it for about 8 months? Its NOT tame, and has given my roommate several nasty bites. We do not handle Tracy, we simply enjoy him/her for being beautiful.Today, i walked into the ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • The Duck Master
    3000 ducks must learn to commute daily by special truck to a job they love doing (eating apple snails). amazing.!!! They are so busy! This is great to watch, even if you cannot watch for the 28 minutes, at least hop around and see. He also gets over 2000 eggs ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • T4W Valentine’s Day
    Its a love day explosion! Lol My things for wings order arrived to spoil my small birds with one of my favorite holidays decor. View attachment 294558 View attachment 294559 ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Feather sheath troubles
    I have had to separate two of my paired birds because the female suddenly decided to over preen and pluck my males head. Tarzan had bald spots but feathers are now growing in. Problem is he has hundreds of white feather sheaths that look miserable for him. I have had ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • is Soy safe?
    as title says can i put some soy in his bowl? Thanks. ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • How old is she?
    I know this might be a long shot, But is there any way to figure out how old this hen is? Maybe through some sort of DNA or blood test at the vet? Aldora has been living with me for almost a year and four months, and as much as ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Has anyone else given up on the idea of adopting a rescue/ rehomed Grey? What was your experience?
    I considered adopting a male CAG from a rescue or a rehoming situation. I even looked at older breeder adoption birds. Now I’m searching for a breeder that Does Not “Train” their birds before sending them to their forever home. My idea of appropriate vocabulary for a family home and ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • An attempt at bird bread
    View attachment 294554 View attachment 294555 I hope it will work, and most importantly that Charlie will like it! I will keep you guys updated Here is what i used: 1 egg with shell 2 tsp applesauce 2 tsp egg food mix 1 tsp seed mix 2 big ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Question about cage layout, toys, boredom
    I have read that you are supposed to change the layout inside of the cage if your female gets nesty, or lays eggs, but what about just as a normal everyday thing? I mean, I would think it would give them comfort to have their boings, rope perches, favorite ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Brat Bird!
    Nibbles, my GCC, has turned into a mechanical engineer. All 3 of the conures in my office share a play stand that sits on top of Jackie's cage. Yesterday I put some bolts and wing nuts on it to better support the play stand. I noticed the top of the ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • One of our Original Members Passed Away This Morning
    Chere, she was a member right from the start. She hasn't been on AA for a few years as she was ill. She was always very nice and wanted to make sure her birds had everything they needed. She really loved her birds and stayed home to be with them ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Kari isn’t feeling well…
    and a wonderful thing being a long time client is so helpful. Well that and Jim (vet tech) rocks. Last night she was all floofed up and eyes partially closed which made me zero in on her. So that behavior...I just let everyone out (so she should have been super ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Weird Tail Feather
    Have any other conure or bird owners noticed this... One of my green cheeks tail feathers looks like it's been cut in this perfect pattern. I've had him since he was a baby and absolutely no one has touched his tail feath View attachment 294534 ers, just this one grows ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • How good is a parrot’s long term memory?
    Very interesting article by Dr. Pepperberg How Good is a Parrot’s Long-Term Memory? – Pet Birds by Lafeber Co. In my own experience I've also seen parrots who either like or dislike a person mainly base of their appearance. We had a cockatoo who been moved and rehomed about 5 ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • How do I introduce my new cage mate for Larry
    in a few days I’ll be getting a new lovebird for a cage mate for Larry , I was just wondering if anyone can give me some advice as to how I can introduce it to Larry . I won’t be putting the new bird in the cage right away ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Humidifier?
    Virginia, like a lot of places in the US, has been bitterly cold over the last week. The air in the room with my fids has gotten very dry, since the heater has been working over time. Do any of you use humidifiers with your fids? If so, is any ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Daddy’s been a bad boy…
    OK, so scold me. Farlie is out of his cage playing all over it and chewing up some new toys I made for him while I'm watching a movie. Zonk, I fall asleep for I don't know how long, the movie was still playing so it couldn't have been too ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-18
  • Diseases of Baby and Juvenile Birds
    I ran across this and found it an interesting read. Maybe it will be helpful.Diseases of Baby and Juvenile Birds ... read more
    Source: AvianAvenue ForumsPublished on 2019-01-17
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