BehaviorFeather DestructionHealing

Steps for Healing Feather Destruction

There are many possible reasons behind a parrot’s feather destruction behavior. And to begin the healing journey along with your bird there are a series of aspects to cover first. To help you with that we have put together these steps for healing feather destruction! 1. Have an avian veterinary exam to rule out medical…

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BehaviorIn Harmony w/ Nature

How Sound Affects Birds

Sound has an essential role in a bird’s life. But the sounds that they are exposed to in our human environment are very different from the sounds in the wild. Therefore, as bird keepers and caregivers, there are a series of things to consider about how sound affects birds to ensure their wellbeing.   When…

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BehaviorParrots Magazine Eclectus female

Parrot Comfort Sounds

The full article, ‘Discovering your bird’s ‘comfort sounds’, appears in the December, 2021, issue of Parrots magazine.    Join the Fun, Email me a video of your parrot’s comfort sounds. Our parrots vocalize in a variety of creative and unique ways. From mimicking cell phone ringers to repeating private and personal conversations, to deafening screams.…

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BehaviorParrots Magazine Papaya, a pineapple green-cheeked conure.

Parrots React to Color

This article appears in its entirety in the July, 2021, issue #282, of Parrots magazine . The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran . Parrots and Color, Does Your Bird React? This month’s article in my monthly column, ‘The Holistic Parrot’, in Parrot’s magazine, highlights how many people have reported that their parrots react to certain…

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Behavior White-eyed Conure

How Malnutrition Affects Parrot Behavior

What is Malnutrition? To get to the root cause of inappropriate parrot behaviors, we’ve got to talk about avian malnutrition. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, malnutrition is a common and detrimental condition that must be addressed quickly and comprehensively. Malnutrition is a physical state of unbalanced nutrition. It can mean undernutrition or…

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BehaviorNew Food Success sprouts

Be Successful: Parrots & New Foods – Part 2

Slip the New In With the Old One way of introducing sprouts and other new foods, such as fresh fruits and steamed or raw vegetables, is to mix them in with the existing food you’re feeding. Out of curiosity, your bird will being sampling the unfamiliar items, and you can gradually begin to decrease the…

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BehaviorNew Food Success

Be Successful: Parrots & New Foods – Part 1

If you have been encouraged to begin sprouting for your birds, congratulations! Now let’s look at options for helping you teach your parrots to eat the healthier foods you are offering them. If a bird is breeding, or feeding babies, dietary changes must be made slowly. . Your Thoughts On This Before we look at…

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Leslie’s Methods are Truly Amazing!

.     Leslie’s methods helped me create a better relationship between my new puppy and my older dog. I was shocked at the level of understanding my older dog showed with just my talking to her. Truly amazing!   Hal Geyer Reno, NV ****** Leslie’s Secret for Improving Animal Behaviors >

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Helping Chili Pepper, a Quaker Parrot

. . We wanted to thank Leslie for all she has done and continues to do for Chili Pepper, my 10-year old Quaker Parrot who has been pulling feathers out of her chest area, legs and thighs. . Working with Leslie has been a very rewarding experience for the both of us.  Leslie has indeed…

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The Secret to Improving Animal Behaviors

  Whether you’re working with a parrots, dog, cat, horse or Guinea pig there is one secret that works for improving behaviors in animals – acknowledging their sentience and self-awareness. . Sentience Defined The dictionary defines sentience as being able to perceive or feel things.  While self-awareness is the conscious knowledge of one’s own character,…

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Behavior

What are Flower Essence Blends?

Personalized Flower Essence Blendsx In the holistic work I do with people and their animal companions I have seen personalized flower essence blends play an integral role in each healing and recovery process. x x What Are Flower Essence Blends ? In my work of healing the animals, I use a combination of the Bach…

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