Informative Articles About Parrots

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Apr 24, 2009
Hi everyone,

My name is Jeannine Miles and I am the Little Rock Birds Examiner at I just set my webpage up and published my first article & thought some of you here at might be interested in reading it. I will be writing 4-6 articles per week regarding topics such as molting, diet, the best bird for your lifestyle, bird facts & anything inbetween! I'm always up for advice on article topics as well.

Here is my newest article: Little Rock Birds Examiner: Understanding your birds molting cycle.

& if any of you twitter, add me at
I'll be updating my aritcles directly to my twitter!:rainbow1:


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Apr 22, 2009
Sunderland, England
1 Hahns macaw
4 Budgies
2 Love Birds
Interesting read! I always hate it when my bird stops molting, he loves it when I scratch off the wax, its fun :D. Also, you have a new follower ;)


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Apr 6, 2009
Michelle, if you can squeeze in a link back to us, that would be awesome!


Bird poop and baby poop
Dec 26, 2006
New Hampshire USA
15 year-old Sun Conure: Hamlet &
14 year-old Green-Cheeked Conure: Mac
Not that I want to get picky here, but there are 3 things that I have issues with in the article, and wonder if you could provide citations for further information.

1) Molting DOES NOT leave a bird vulnerable to anything ... they do not molt all of their feathers at once as to prevent this from happening. The moodiness that the exhibit usually comes from the discomfort of the pin feathers poking through the skin. This can be overcome by allowing your pet parrot to bathe daily which softens up the pin feather casing and takes the edge off the uncomfortable feeling for the parrot.

2) A pin feather does not come in in a "wax" protection, but rather in a keratin protection (the same thing that our fingernails are made out of ... it's like a thin layer of our fingernails).

3) Why would you suggest a seed diet for a parrot who is molting? In your last paragraph you write, " ... it's particularly important that you provide your bird plenty of nutrients while he is molting. Fresh fruits and vegetables are ideal during this time, as is hard boiled eggs and turbo food such as rice. You can also go to your local pet store to pick up a seed based diet designed specifically for birds that are undergoing a molt."

I was completely with you until you wrote SEED BASED DIET ... better option, PELLET BASED DIET (like Harrison's High Protein) ...

Not trying to be a jerk here, rather I am just looking to see if you can supply citations for your information ...
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diane wignall

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Aug 21, 2010
hi have indian ring neck parrot would like to no am i looking after him propley like to start with his diet thanks diane
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