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AGM 2022

2022-05-01T13:59:41+00:00

The Parrot Trust Scotland AGM will be held on Saturday the Sat 18th June 2022. If you are interested in attending, please email info@parrottrustscotland.org.uk to register your interest.

AGM 20222022-05-01T13:59:41+00:00

Feather Plucking

2021-04-24T11:45:15+00:00

Feather-plucking, feather damaging behavior or mutilation is a behavioral disorder sometimes seen in captive parrots, companion parrots which chew, bite, snip or pluck their own feathers, resulting in damage to the feathers, feather follicles and occasionally the skin. It is especially common among, African Greys and Cockatoo's. The areas of the body that are mainly

Feather Plucking2021-04-24T11:45:15+00:00

Over Bonding

2021-04-24T11:44:07+00:00

Indications of parrot/human bonding, loosely in order by strength and the progression of bonding. The parrot ceases other activity and watches the human when visible, but shows no fear or nervousness. The parrot parallels the human's movements and vocalizes when the human talks. The parrot will make direct eye contact with the human and vocalize,

Over Bonding2021-04-24T11:44:07+00:00

Common illnesses

2021-04-24T11:42:51+00:00

Symptoms of Illness can be subtle in birds. Things to look out for include; a change in colour or consistency of droppings, sleeping more, changes to the voice or not talking/singing, breathing heavily or any abnormal noises when breathing e.g clicking or wheezing, decreased appetite, changes to thirst, vomiting or regurgitating. At the Parrots Trust

Common illnesses2021-04-24T11:42:51+00:00

The Biting Parrot

2021-04-24T11:41:17+00:00

Could the reason be YOU? Companion parrots react to how we humans feel when we approach them. They pick up on if we are stressed, nervous or unhappy, so its best not to approach them when we are nervous, stressed or unhappy. They will sense it and this will result in fear and apprehension. Parrots

The Biting Parrot2021-04-24T11:41:17+00:00

Avian Vets

2021-04-24T11:35:26+00:00

veterinary caressing a beautiful yellow-crested cockatoo An important part of caring for your parrot is regular check ups from an avian qualified vet. However, not all vets are comfortable dealing with parrots. Below are a list of vets in the central belt of Scotland who we know of who are willing to see

Avian Vets2021-04-24T11:35:26+00:00

Parrot Chop

2021-04-24T11:28:52+00:00

There is no real recipe for making chop, it's all about making food in a large batch and then freezing it in single day serving sizes. And because the produce is finely chopped in a food processor, parrots are not able to pick out and eat their favourite things. Even picky eaters get a much

Parrot Chop2021-04-24T11:28:52+00:00

Fruit Loaf

2021-04-24T11:27:30+00:00

550g wholemeal bread flour 350ml warm water or herbal tea 1 ripe banana 1 cup sultanas (or substitute the above for any bird safe fruits of your choice)   Place flour, fruits and some of the liquid into a mixer and give it a good blitz, add more liquid as needed, it needs to be

Fruit Loaf2021-04-24T11:27:30+00:00

Sweet Potato Balls

2021-04-24T11:25:05+00:00

1 Large sweet potato Parsley Oatmeal flakes 1 cup of Quinoa 2 Carrots 1 tbs Millet 1 tbs Hemp Peel the carrots and sweet potato, boil them until soft, once done cook the quinoa in the boiling water that you used to cook the carrots and sweet potato, cover and simmer for roughly 15 minutes.

Sweet Potato Balls2021-04-24T11:25:05+00:00

Parrot Ice Pops

2021-04-24T11:22:11+00:00

Make a cup of fruit herbal tea and let it cool (make sure it's one that's parrot safe) once cooled, pour into an ice cube tray and add a piece of fruit that's safe for parrots. Cut a lollipop stick or a spatula in half and push it into the fruit, pop the filled ice

Parrot Ice Pops2021-04-24T11:22:11+00:00
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