How Do I Choose a Cage for My Parrot or Other Exotic Bird?

Amazon parrot perched in its cage

How Do I Choose a Cage for My Parrot or Other Exotic Bird? An essential item for any new bird owner that they will need from day one is a cage for their feathered friend. While no bird should remain in their cage constantly, it is the place where they will sleep at night and […]

Todd Marcus Birds Exotic Celebrates 37 Years in Business

While 2020 has certainly had its share of ups and downs, we wanted to take a moment to focus on something positive: this September, we are celebrating our 37th anniversary! We are grateful for all of the people who have helped this store grow and become a place where we can all share our love […]

What Toys Should I Buy for My Parrot?

A greenwing macaw playing with a bird toy

What Toys Should I Buy for My Parrot? For a parrot, a toy is more than just a fun plaything — it’s essential for both their physical and mental wellbeing. Toys help stimulate a bird’s curiosity, allow them to engage in foraging behaviors, and even keep their beaks trimmed! But parrot species are as varied […]

Why Does My Parrot Do That?

A Look at 5 Common Parrot Behaviors Just like people and other animals, parrots will tell you a lot about how they’re feeling through their body language. However, if you’ve never spent much time with parrots before, then it may be difficult to decode their behaviors. As a bird owner, it’s important to be able […]

3 Simple Tricks to Teach Your Parrot

3 Simple Tricks to Teach Your Parrot Whether you’ve just brought home a new baby bird or you’ve been living with your parrot for 20 years, it’s never too late to teach your bird something new! Working on tricks with your bird serves two main purposes: it stimulates your parrot’s intelligence by introducing something novel, […]

CAN I TRANSFER ILLNESSES TO MY BIRD?

CAN I TRANSFER ILLNESSES TO MY BIRDS? With the current COVID-19 outbreak, many people are taking precautions to prevent the spread of this coronavirus. But those of us with pet parrots may be wondering: if I get sick, can I transfer the illness to my bird? The good news is that it isn’t likely that […]

TOP 10 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT PARROTS

How much do you know about our feathered friends known as parrots? Here are ten interesting facts about these incredible creatures: There are over 350 different species of parrots. There are 393 species recognized in the order “Psittaciformes” (although sadly some are now extinct). While macaws are probably one of the most widely recognized families, this […]

DO PARROTS MAKE GOOD PETS?

While parrots can make wonderful pets, they are certainly not the right pet for everyone. Just like any other animal, it’s important to do your research before bringing one home. Birds are highly intelligent, social animals that are often compared to human toddlers. Some of the same traits that make them great pets for one […]

5 HOLIDAY HAZARDS FOR YOUR BIRDS AND TIPS TO KEEP THEM SAFE

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends — including the ones with feathers! As you transform your home into a winter wonderland, pay attention to these five potential holiday hazards to help keep the members of your flock safe. 1. Christmas trees – While the tree itself may not necessarily be toxic, […]