Over the years, our volunteers have found many websites, business and other online resources that are helpful in caring for our parrots. Here you will finds links to just about anything you may need for your bird. Click below to explore helpful links.
Getting to know your bird
Bringing home your new bird can be both exciting and challenging. Your new bird may be a little shy, hesitant to come out of it's cage or even bite at your hand. A new home filled with unfamiliar sights, smells, sounds, pets and people can be scary to a bird. Don't let this discourage you. Just like humans, birds may need a little time to get acquainted with their new surroundings and family members.
Your parrots foster home will provide you with plenty of information about your parrot to help them get comfy in your home. EBR foster parents are always available to answer questions and help you and your bird. Click the link below for some tips to help get your parrot settled in.
Feeding your Parrot
What to feed your parrot can be confusing at times but it doesn't need to be. Talk to your avian vet and do a little research on your parrot species general nutritional needs. Discuss what your parrot has been eating with the foster family. Your parrots foster home and our volunteers are always happy to give feeding and nutrition advice. Most parrot species do very well with a diet of quality pellets, fresh veggies and fruit. Click the links below for more information about foods that are toxic to our birds, parrot nutrition or for a few fun healthy recipes.
*When taking photos of birds out of doors precautions need to be taken to ensure they do not fly away. Even birds whose wings are trimmed can take flight.
Just like us, parrots need a little natural light to keep them happy and healthy. For many parrot owners it is not possible to take your parrot outside for some natural sunlight but you can provide proper indoor lighting. Not only does good lighting allow your parrot to see clearly but it helps produce important vitamins to keep them healthy. Placing your parrot near a window can provide entertainment but most windows filter light and do not allow the valuable UVA and UVB to reach are parrots.
Target Training Your Bird
Did you know that training your bird is a great form of enrichment? Training your parrot basic skills such as stepping up is a wonderful way to spend time together. Target training is an excellent first step for both bird and owner. Training your bird not only stimulates your parrots brain but helps form a bond between human and bird. Target training is a basic skill that can help a hand shy bird build trust. As with any form of training, patience is the key. Click the links below to learn more about Target Training or trick training your parrot.
EBR is dedicated to providing parrot owners with the best information we can. We are always educating ourselves through research, informative classes, guest speakers and simply sharing our knowledge and experiences with each other. Our volunteers and foster homes are always available to answer questions and provide any advice we can. Email us at or click the links below if you have questions or need advice.