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ARTICLES ABOUT COMPANION PARROTS
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MANY  informative articles by Sally Blanchard and other writers. These in-depth articles have provided companion parrot caregivers with
practical information to help them better understand their parrots. Sally has also written for other bird-related publications,
including Bird Talk Magazine. The following are just some of these articles ...

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»Companion Parrot Behavior 
»Basic Behavior Information: 
25 Important Concepts of Nurturing Guidance
by Sally Blanchard

Adding Another Parrot to Your Life
by Sally Blanchard

Alternative Concepts about Bird Bonding
by Mike Hutchison


An Adroit Gauche 'too

by Sally Blanchard
 
A Few Actual Absolutes In Parrot Behavior
by Sally Blanchard

Behavioral Basics
by Sally Blanchard


Defining the Neutral Room and Why it Works
by Sally Blanchard


Don't Make Your Parrot Do Anything He Doesn't Want to:
Good Advice or A Recipe for Disaster?
by Sally Blanchard

The Importance of Exercise for Companion Parrots
by Shari Beaudoin, Parrot Island


Repetitive and Comfort Behaviors: Positive and Negative
by Sally Blanchard

Special Privileges for Parrots

by Sally Blanchard


Some Strange Behaviors in Parrots

by Sally Blanchard


Think Your Parrot Hates You?
by Sally Blanchard

How's Your Bappy? The Reasons for the Word Bappy
by Sally Blanchard

Teaching Your Parrot Self-soothing Behaviors

by Sally Blanchard


A Day in the Life of a Wild Parrot
by Sally Blanchard


Some Advice for a Guilty Parrot Caregiver
by Sally Blanchard


Is a Little Parrot with a Huge Personality
a Medium Sized Parrot?

by Sally Blanchard
 
Why You Can't Punish a Parrot

by Sally Blanchard
 

Road Blocks To Work Through for a Great Relationship
Francois Joirus

»Biting and Aggression:
Beakiness is Not the Same as Aggressive Biting
by Sally Blanchard

Testing the Status Quo
by Sally Blanchard


Dealing with Hardcore Aggression: Skippy's Story
by Sally Blanchard

The Syntax of Aggression

by Sally Blanchard

Don't Turn An Incident Into A Pattern
by Sally Blanchard

Parrots on Shoulders: When and Why it is OK
by Sally Blanchard

Defining the Neutral Room and Why it Works
by Sally Blanchard

Guard Parrots: Don't Take Their Attacks Personally
The Green-rumped Parrotlet Nesting Behavior

by Lynne Page


»Fearful and Phobic Behavior 
The Chair Exercise
by Sally Blanchard

Defining the Neutral Room and Why it Works
by Sally Blanchard


Josh: Working with my Phobic Galah

by Toni West

Teaching Your Parrot Self-soothing Behaviors

by Sally Blanchard

 
»Feather Destructive Behavior
Inside the Minds of Parrots
by Dr. Stewart Metz 
»Vocalization: Screaming & Talking
Negative and ACCEPTABLE Screaming Behavior
by Sally Blanchard

Vocal Learning In Parrots

by Lynne Page


Vocal Communication in Companion Parrots
by Sally Blanchard
  
»Sexual Behavior
Columbo:
Defying the Myth of the Sexually Mature Male Amazon
by Shari Beaudoin

Sex and the Single Psittacine
by Kashmir Csaky
  

»Nutrition and Diet 
A Few Human Foods that are Healthy for Parrots
by Sally Blanchard

A Healthy Parrot Diet: Food Groups and Percentages
by Sally Blanchard

Soy as Part of a Companion Parrot's Diet

by Sally Blanchard

Parrot Diets and the 'Idiot Factor" 
by Sally Blanchard

Ingredients in Manufactured Diets for Parrots
Compiled by Sally Blanchard

Descriptions of the Ingredients in Manufactured Diets for Parrots

Compiled by Sally Blanchard

Why I ONLY Recommend Totally Organics Pellets and NO OTHERS
by Sally Blanchard

WHAT? Vegetables are Bad for Parrots ... Nonsense!
by Sally Blanchard 

Getting Seed and Pellet Junkies to Eat Healthy Fresh Foods
by Sally Blanchard

Peanuts: Not a Healthy Food For Parrots
by Sally Blanchard 

Techniques for Converting your Parrot to a Healthy Diet
by Sally Blanchard

Converting Your Parrot to a Healthy Diet
by Sally Blanchard

Living Color: The Well-dressed Parrot

by Cate Bramble


Don't Play With Your Food
by Sally Blanchard
 

»Breeding & Parenting Chicks
Breeding and Parenting in a Pair of Green-winged Macaws
by Rita Groszmann

How's Your Bappy? The Reasons for the Word Bappy
by Sally Blanchard

Our Altricial, Nidicolus, Psilapaedic Bappies
by Sally Blanchard
 

Defining the Production Ethic of Raising Baby Parrots
by Sally Blanchard

Why I Recommend Certain Breeders and Bird Shops
by Sally Blanchard


Cockatoos: Where Have We Gone Wrong
by Barbara Bailey

»Health Issues, Anatomy & Care 
Avian Flu
by Terry Beaudoin


What's in the Air: The Need for Air Cleaners

by Terry Beaudoin

The Need for Full-Spectrum Lighting and Myths About It
By Terry Beaudoin, Parrot Island Eden Prairie, MN

Bath Time: Getting Your Parrot to Love Baths
by Sally Blanchard

The Importance of Exercise for Companion Parrots
by Shari Beaudoin, Parrot Island

I am Paco's Proventriculus
by Bonnie Zimmerman

I am Pedro's Uropygial Gland
by Sally Blanchard

Zinc Toxicity and Your Parrot
by Sally Blanchard


Avian VETiquette: Helping Your Avian Vet Help Your Parrot
by Sally Blanchard

CORPUSCLES: Sensations in Beaking and Tonguing
by Gail Larvenz

Household Dangers and Toxins
by Sally Blanchard
 

»Ethical Issues 
Defining the "Production Ethic" in Raising Baby Parrots
by Sally Blanchard

Standards for a Quality Bird Shop
by Sally Blanchard

Why I DON'T Recommend the Nationwide Parrot Place Organization (NPPO)
by Sally Blanchard


Why I Recommend Certain Breeders and Bird Shops
by Sally Blanchard

Some Advice for a Guilty Parrot Caregiver

by Sally Blanchard
 

Documenting the Confiscation of Parrots from a Breeder

Cockatoos: Where Have We Gone Wrong
by Barbara Bailey


»Conservation 
Parrot Extinction
by Sally Blanchard
  


»Rescue and Rehoming Parrots 
Morgan: An Elderly Yellow-nape
by Sally Blanchard

Zak Gets Past Abuse and Neglect
by Bettie Gaylor
 

Jupiter: from Drug House to a Good Home
by Sally Blanchard

»Species Profiles & Articles 
• AFRICAN GREYS 
Information about:
Grey Matter: The World According to Bongo Marie .pdf

African Grey Basics: Congo & Timneh
by Sally Blanchard

Considerations for African Grey Cages 
by Sally Blanchard

Jason: One Smart Grey
by Sally Blanchard

Jimbo: One Clever Grey

by Beverly Llewellen

The Timneh Grey Steps out of the Shadow of its Larger Cousin
by Rita Shimniok


Thoughts on Intelligence in African Grey Parrots
by Laura Ainsworth

Intelligence and Behavior in Two Greys
by Reginald D. Atkins

Zabar: Working with a Phobic African Grey
by Sally Blanchard

The Story of the Gray African Parrot (from 1860)
by Harry Gringo

African Grey Parrots
by Edward J. Boosey 1956

Parrot History African Grey Articles
Various Authors


Pepperberg Lab: Video Lessons Fall Short
by Lynne Page

African Grey Stories

by Various Authors and Sally Blanchard

ALEX: Vocal Learning In Parrots
by Lynne Page


Vocal Communication in Companion Parrots
by Sally Blanchard


African Grey Species Profiles
Sally Blanchard

Talking African Greys
by Sally Blanchard

• AMAZONS 
Information about:
Amazons: The What You See is What You Get Parrot .pdf
Amazons are Always
by Barbara Hine

Yellow-naped Amazon: Species Profile
by Sally Blanchard

Morgan: An Elderly Yellow-nape
by Sally Blanchard

Columbo:
Defying the Myth of the Sexually Mature Male Amazon
by Shari Beaudoin

Columbo: A Shining Example (August 2009)
by Sally Blanchard

Lesser Known Amazons

by Sally Blanchard

Double-headed Yellow Amazon
by Sally Blanchard

Pal: a Yellow-nape from the 1930s
by Joanne Hoople

The Story of Laura and Laura Dora from the 1920's
by Sally Blanchard

Alternative Concepts about Bird Bonding
by Mike Hutchison


Amazon Stories
by Various Authors and Sally Blanchard

Parrot History Amazon Articles
Various Authors
 

• AUSTRALASIAN PARROTS and PARAKEETS
AustralAsian Parrot and Parakeet Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard

Anting Behavior in Kakarikis
by Lynne Page

• BROTOGERIS
Gray-cheeked Parakeets: SPECIES PROFILE
by Sally Blanchard
 

Brotogeris Species Profiles

by Sally Blanchard

• BUDGERIGARS
(Commonly and Mistakenly called by the Generic term parakeets)
The Most Popular Parrot Family Bird
by Sally Blanchard

Do Budgies Use the Evil Eye?
by Lynne Page

Parrot History Budgerigar Articles
Various Authors
  

Male Budgie Vocalization: Learning Her Laguage
by Lynne Page

• CAIQUES
Information about: Companion Caiques .pdf 
Caique: Species Profile
by Sally Blanchard

Caique Stories
by Sally Blanchard

Spikey's Page

by Sally Blanchard
  

COCKATIELS
What Cockatiels Have Taught Me
by Terry Beaudoin

Cockatiel Basics
by Sally Blanchard
  


• COCKATOOS
Information about:
Companion Cockatoos .pdf

Cockatoos Playing Around and Around and Around ...
by Lynne Page

The Small Cockatoos

by Sally Blanchard

The Large Cockatoos:Too Smart for their Own Good?

by Sally Blanchard

Cockatoos: Where Have We Gone Wrong
by Barbara Bailey

My Observations about Cockatoos
by Barbara Bailey

Dealing with Hardcore Aggression: Skippy's Story
by Sally Blanchard

12 Steps to an Emotionally Stable Cockatoo
by Sally Blanchard

The Janus Paradox: Moluccan Cockatoos
by Dr. Stewart Metz

Josh: Working with my Phobic Galah
by Toni West

Jupiter: from Drug House to a Good Home
by Sally Blanchard

A Tale of Two 'toos
by Laura Ainsworth

The Behavioral Anatomy of the Male Cockatoo

by Sam Foster


Cockatoos: Broadening the Human Perspective

by Sam Foster

Tool Use in the Palm Cockatoo and Hyacinth Macaw
by Lynne Page

Long-billed Corellas: Mama & Papa & Baby Make Three
by Lynne Page

An Adroit Gauche 'too

by Sally Blanchard


Piggyback Cockatoos
by Sally Blanchard

Cockatoo Stories
Various Authors

Parrot History Cockatoo Articles
Various Authors
 

 
• CONURES 
A Few Conure Basics
by Sally Blanchard

The Last Companion Carolina Paroquet
Fiction by Sally Blanchard

Carolina Parakeet, Parrot, or Conure
20 Parrot History Articles

by Various Authors 


Maroon-bellied Conure: One Bird's Meat
by Lynne Page

THE PARROT OF GOLD
by Nancy Speed


Parrot History Conure Articles
Various Authors
 

• CONURES (PYRRHURA)
Pyrrura Conure Species Profiles
Sally Blanchard

• ECLECTUS 
Eclectus Basics
by Sally Blanchard

Toe-tapping in Eclectus
by Sally Blanchard


A Difficult Stage for Baby Eclectus

By Carol Travis

Parrot History Eclectus Article
Various Authors
 

• GREAT-BILLED PARROTS
Great-billed Parrots
by Diana Holloway
  
Tanagnathus Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard

• LORIES AND LORIKEETS 
Lory & Lorikeet Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard
• LOVEBIRDS
Lovebird Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard

• MACAWS 
Information about:
Companion Macaws .pdf

Green-winged Macaw: Species Profile
by Sally Blanchard

Blue and Gold: I Get a Kick Out of You

by Coleen Cranston

My Mom Meets a Hyacinth
by Sally Blanchard

Macaws in MesoAmerica
by Kashmir Csaky and Sally Blanchard

Macaw Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard

Mateo: One Companion Hyacinth Macaw
by Sally Blanchard

Tool Use in the Palm Cockatoo and Hyacinth Macaw
by Lynne Page

Zak Gets Past Abuse and Neglect
by Bettie Gaylor

Macaw Stories
Various authors

Parrot History Macaw Articles
Various Authors
 

• PARROTLETS
Parrotlet Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard

Guard Parrots: Don't Take it Personally : Green-rumped Parrotlet Nesting Behavior
by Lynne Page

• PIONUS
Pionus Parrot Species Profiles
by Sally Blanchard


• POICEPHALUS: SENEGAL FAMILY
The Poicephalus and I 
by Terry Beaudoin, Parrot Island

A Tale of Three Meyer's
by Terry Beaudoin, Parrot Island

Poicephalus Parrot Species Profiles
Sally Blanchard

An Introduction to Senegals
by Terry Beaudoin, Parrot Island

Parrot History Poicephalus Articles
Various Authors
  

• PSITACULA: RINGNECK FAMILY
Alexandrine Parrots: Species Profile
by Sally Blanchard  
 
• VASA PARROTS
An Introduction to Vasa Parrots
by Shari Beaudoin
  
Vasa Parrot Species Profile
by Sally Blanchard

 
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