Every Rescue is a Story Worth Telling.
Charlie was rescued with fatty liver disease, now loving a healthy food diet.
Pari, used to be a breeder bird with no toys, now has as many toys as she wish.
Lotus was rescued with splayed leg and curved spine. He will be on meds for life.
Subhaan was in and out of the hospital when he first came to us. Now happy and playing all the time.

How to quiet a screaming parrot.

Dealing with a screaming bird can be quite challenging, but with the correct patience and knowledge, the issue can be resolved. Parrots can sometimes exhibit disruptive behavior, notably screaming. Understanding the environmental triggers, health problems, or other issues for parrot screaming is essential for fostering a harmonious relationship between you and your feathered friend.

The Nature of Parrots

Social Creatures

Parrots thrive on social interaction. Isolation or a lack of interaction can lead to stress, prompting excessive vocalizations. To address this, ensure your parrot has ample social engagement.

Understanding Vocalizations

Parrots use vocalizations to communicate with their flock. By deciphering their various calls and screams, you can gain valuable insights into their emotional state, allowing for more targeted solutions to curb excessive noise. 

Not all screams are equal. Understanding the nuances of your parrot's vocalizations enables you to identify distress calls from attention-seeking screams. Tailor your response accordingly.

Learn to interpret your parrot's messages through their vocalizations. This insight allows you to address their needs promptly, fostering a deeper understanding and connection.

Health Considerations

Medical Issues Causing Distress

Sudden changes in behavior, including increased screaming, could be indicative of underlying health problems. First and foremost, it would be preferable to begin if your bird hasn't recently had an examination by an experienced avian veterinarian. There are numerous possible physical explanations for screaming, which should be ruled out first.

Regular Veterinary Check-ups

Routine check-ups help detect and address health issues promptly. A healthy parrot is less likely to engage in excessive screaming, emphasizing the importance of preventive care. A qualified avian vet may have additional suggestions on stopping the screaming if it is solely behavioral. 

Environmental Factors

Cage Placement

The location of your parrot's cage plays a pivotal role. Avoid placing it in secluded areas or near high-traffic zones, as this can trigger anxiety. Optimal placement considers a balance of light exposure, temperature, and visibility.

Lighting and Temperature

Maintaining a consistent lighting schedule and comfortable temperatures is crucial. Parrots are sensitive to changes, and deviations from their accustomed conditions may lead to stress-induced vocalizations.

Surrounding Noises

Parrots are highly attuned to their surroundings. Sudden loud noises or unfamiliar sounds can startle them, resulting in prolonged screaming. Minimize abrupt disturbances to provide a serene environment. Dog barking, door bell, loud music can be a few example of triggering noises.

Behavioral Modifications

Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is a powerful tool in parrot training. Reward desired behavior with treats and praise, creating a positive association and encouraging your parrot to adopt quieter habits.

Training Techniques

Consistency is key in behavioral training. Implementing simple commands and practicing them regularly can lead to a well-behaved parrot. Patience and positive reinforcement are the cornerstones of successful training.

Common Mistakes to Avoid


Avoid punitive measures when addressing screaming. Punishment can exacerbate stress and worsen the behavior. Instead, focus on positive reinforcement to encourage desirable actions.

Ignoring the Triggers

Ignoring the environmental triggers for parrot screaming can perpetuate the behavior. Identify and address these triggers to create a more comfortable and calming environment.

Creating a Parrot-Friendly Environment

Choosing Appropriate Toys

Select toys that cater to your parrot's instincts and preferences. Providing a diverse range of toys keeps them engaged and minimizes the likelihood of excessive vocalizations.

Creating a Stimulating Environment

Transform your parrot's space into a stimulating haven. Incorporate climbing structures, varied perches, and interactive toys to create an environment that promotes mental and physical well-being.

Few Examples of Triggers for Screaming parrot

Unfamiliar Visitors

The arrival of strangers can agitate parrots. Introduce new individuals gradually, allowing your parrot to acclimate and reducing the likelihood of heightened vocalizations.

Changes in Routine

Parrots thrive on routine. Sudden changes can be unsettling, triggering increased vocalizations. Gradual adjustments accompanied by positive reinforcement help ease them into new schedules.

Lack of Social Interaction

Loneliness is a significant trigger. Dedicate quality time to interact with your parrot daily. Establishing a strong bond reduces the likelihood of screaming as a plea for attention.


Author Monika Sangar

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

Tips for a Smooth Move With Your Feathered Friend

Moving into a new home is always an exciting adventure, but it can be a stressful experience for

pet birds. Whether you have a talkative parrot or a singing canary, ensuring the comfort of your

feathered friend is essential during this period of upheaval. In this guide, Prego Dalliance

Sanctuary will share some helpful tips and strategies to make the moving process easier and

less stressful for both you and your bird. From reducing anxiety during the move to setting up

your new home, we’ve got you covered!

Moving Between States on a Budget

If you’re moving long-distance with your pet bird on a tight budget, consider staying with family

and friends in your new area temporarily. This will give you time to explore local housing and

employment options while ensuring your bird has a safe and comfortable place to stay. Unlike

staying in a hotel, spending a few days with people you know will make the transition to a new

state much easier for you and your bird. Just ensure your hosts are comfortable accommodating

your pet! Ask questions before you assume anything about whether or not your pet is welcome.

Purchasing Products for Pet Comfort

To make your bird more comfortable during and after your move, consider purchasing a few

new pet products. For example, you’ll need a sturdy and well-ventilated carrier, comfortable

perches for your travel carrier, and plenty of food. Before purchasing products for your bird,

research reviews from veterinarians and bird care experts. You can find websites that offer

product reviews from professionals to ensure you’re making safe and healthy choices for your


Plan for Safe Transportation

Long car trips can be very stressful for birds. To reduce your pet’s anxiety, plan ahead.

PetsThatTravel.com recommends choosing a secure travel cage that’s smaller than your bird’s

normal cage to prevent injuries during a bumpy ride. That said, make sure the carrier is big

enough that your bird can stretch their wings. Start getting your bird used to the carrier weeks

before your move, as this will minimize stress. Encourage your bird to enter the carrier on their

own, using treats or toys to ensure they associate the carrier with positive things. You may also

want to do some practice runs with your bird in the car, starting with short trips and working up

to longer rides.

Prepping Your New Home

Before bringing your pet into your new home, pet-proof the environment. Spend some time

removing common household hazards, including standing water, ceiling fans, candles, and

electrical cords. Be sure to secure any potential escape routes and close off areas of the home

that harbor potential dangers. You’ll also want to designate a quiet, peaceful space for your bird

where they can relax and adapt to their new surroundings gradually.

Settling Your Birds After Moving

Settling into a new home can be overwhelming for your bird. Help them adjust by offering

familiar treats, such as these homemade seed balls. Offering tasty snacks can provide a sense

of comfort to your bird and a chance to spend quality time with you. Music can also help keep

your bird calm, so play some relaxing tunes as you unpack your things. While you set up your

new home, try to stick to your regular routine as much as possible. Knowing what to expect

throughout the day will help your bird feel at home more quickly.

Moving with a pet bird isn’t easy, but with the right amount of preparation and care, you can

ensure a smooth transition for your feathered friend. From staying with family during your long-

distance move to investing in a few new pet supplies to make the move more comfortable, the

well-being of your avian companion should remain a top priority. Remember, a little planning

can go a long way!

Are you looking to adopt or foster a bird? Visit the Prego Dalliance Sanctuary website to

download and fill out our adoption and foster application form.

Author: Tyler Evans










Edible Flowers

Edible flowers for you and your parrots 

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata)
Apple blossum (Malus domestica)
Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bee balm (Monarda)
Borage blossoms (Borago officinalis)
Bottlebrush (Callistemon spp.)
Calendula (Pot Marigold) (Calendula officinalis)
Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
Chives (allium schoenoprasum)
Coriander/cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)
Dandelion (Taraxacum)
Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.)
Dill (Anethum graveolen)
Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)
Garlic (Allium sativum L.)
Grapefruit (Citrus x paradise)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Jarcaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
Kumquat (various Fortunella species)
Lilac (Oleaceae Syringa)
Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Lemon (Citrus × lemon)
Milk thistle (Silybum species)
Melalecuca (Melaleuca quinquinervia)
Orchid tree (Bauhinia verigata)
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Pansies (Viola tricolor)
Passion flowers (Passifloraceae Passiflora)
Petunia (Petunia spp.)
Plum (Prunoideae Prunus)
Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo or Cucurbita mixta)
Roses/Rose hips (Rosoideae Rosa)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Runner Beans (Phaseolus coccineus)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
Thyme (Lamiaceae Thyme)
Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo.)
Violets (Violaceae Viola)


Author Monika Sangar

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

The Importance of Quarantine

Pds nonprofit, african grey locked in a cage for quarantine

What is Quarantine?

Quarantine is the practice of keeping any new flock members in a separate cage, in a separate room preferably with different airspace from any existing flock members for a minimum of 30 days, but preferably 45 to 60. 

How to Quarantine:

It is difficult to do a 
true quarantine in most homes, but usually keep any new birds at the opposite end of the house or floor, from the rest of the flock. It is advised to always wash hands between handling any of the quarantine birds to protect the health and safety of your flock. 

Why Quarantine?

If your new flock member comes to you ill, you could lose the entire rest of your flock because many diseases are airborne and highly contagious. THEREFORE, keeping them in the same room in a separate cage is not enough. 

Many people think that if the bird looks healthy, it must be healthy-- this is completely untrue. If birds were so easy to diagnose as healthy or not, vet trips would be far less expensive and we wouldn't need border control or national regulations on avian quarantines. Birds are excellent at hiding their diseases, and often a disease will become very serious before the bird shows any outward symptoms. 

It is also so difficult to tell with a new bird what is normal or not since you have not established a pattern of behavior. In addition, many avian diseases have extremely long incubation periods or latency periods and may not surface for a few weeks, why we recommend a long quarantine. 

The stress of moving to a new home, new cage, new environment, is often enough to make previously dormant diseases that are activated by stress flare up. Even if you get your bird from a very responsible breeder with a 100% clean record, quarantine is still considered essential. But especially if you get your bird from a pet shop, where he or she will have been exposed to an entire gang of diseases and other birds. 


Author Monika Sangar

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

Confetti Biscuit Recipe [ Parrot healthy snack or meal ]


Confetti biscuit recipe for parrots

I'm writing this part that everyone will skip but I need to write it for google. Parrot handmade food is a great way to add nutrition to your parrots' diet in fun and creative ways. In this recipe, you will use colorful veggies to add to your flour mix giving the appearance of confetti, now how fun is that. Handmade parrot food is the only way to ensure your parrots get the best food. A lot of baked items contain sugars or salts, which will create problems. I try to keep my parrot recipes easy, with few items, or even easily adaptable. And of course one bowl recipes. No need to bring the whole kitchen into this. 


1 cooked sweet potato, mashed

1 1/2 cup flour: ( use anyone kind, I always do a mix: 1/2 quinoa, 1/2 coconut, 1/2 rye) or any other flour I have on hand. A mix always makes the dough come together better than just one type of flour.)

2 to 3 cups of Veggies: Carrots, Red Cabbage, Beet tops, Swiss Chard, and Butternut Squash add to a food processor and chop into small pieces. 

1/4 cup of apple sauce

1/2 tsp: Cinnamon 

1/2 tsp: Red Chill Flakes


Oven Temperature: 350 
Cookie sheet greased with coconut oil or olive oil  (just need a little to prevent sticking)

Mix all the ingredients together. It should form a tough dough. Then use a scoop to get an even amount of dough and make it into a flat disk.  Place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve with additional veggies or fruits to make it into a full meal. 


Author Monika Sangar

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

Parrot diet [ balance is key]

bird eating walnut

The number one question we get is about parrot food. We know there’s too much opposing information about everything online and sometimes it's too hard to know what is the truth. So hopefully our experience can help with simplifying bird food. 
First of all: avoid avocado, tomato, salty food, junk food, chocolate.
Next: All we can do is give you our opinion, reasons for why we do what we do. At the end of the day, it’s your decision.
We provide everything to our birds because we believe everything in moderation balances the diet. We provide:
Fruits, veggies, and greens
Seed mix
Pellets (more on this below) 

What we have learned:

1) Just seed diet is bad ( this means people who ONLY give seeds, nothing else) I do use seeds. Not every day, and not only seed diet.
2) Colored pellet have artificial colors which are linked to behavior and health issue. 
3) non-color pellet in moderation 
**Read the ingredients carefully  (not all pellets are great)
**Read the instructions carefully 
4) Fresh fruits, veggies, and greens every day... make chop, steam veggies, make a fruit salad. There are many ways to include them. Add sprouts and nuts to them to make it into a complete nutrition meal.
5) Avoid dry fruit... it’s just sugar, it’s bad for humans and pets. Just eat fresh fruits.
This works most days for us.
Might not work for you, which is fine. Some birds are so picky they will not eat fresh food so few use birdie bread as a way to included veggies into their bird diet. 
Medical issues need to be considered before changing the diet. If your bird is on a specific diet because of medical needs, that must be followed. 

Guava snacks for everyone 


Author Monika Sangar

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)

DIY seed balls [ healthy homemade treats]

DIY Nuritiberry
DIY Seed Ball

We all know what nutriberries are: round balls of seeds, pellets, or veggies that birds go crazy for. In the simplest form, my version of Seed Ball is made by first creating a sticky base and then adding your seeds, veggies, and nuts to form any shape you wish. 

For the sticky base, you can use any dry fruit and add additional ingredients to your parrot's liking. I added half of the mashed sweet potato, for added nutrients, like vitamin A. Nut butter or a mashed banana are a few ideas to add to your sticky base. 

Next to the base, you add flax seeds. Flax meal will work better because it will create a binding effect when water is added. If you don't wish to use Flax or Flax meal, one egg white can be added. 

The most important step: using a blender make the smoothest paste with your dry fruit mixture by adding small amounts of water. Transfer the bowl and add your seeds, nuts, greens, veggies, and fruits to the dry fruit mixture. The mixture should hold its shape so as not to be too sticky.

If it is too sticky, add more of your seed/nut mix. If the mixture became too dry and won't stick together, you need more base. The beauty of the recipe is that it is easily adaptable and you can easily change it to fit your purpose. If all fails, spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and bake. 

Basil eating her Homebaked Nutriberry
Basil eating her Homebaked Seed Ball


5 dates or any other dry fruit
1/2 sweet Potato 
1 Tablespoon of Flax Meal (or flax seeds) 
Water as needed. 

1 cup total of any seeds/nuts/greens/veggies etc

My favorite mix: 
2Tbls millet 
4Tbls minced dandelion greens
2Tbls Chia and Flax 
2Tbls Hemp seeds
1Tbls Milk Thistle
2Tbls Safflower
2 Tbls Oats 
2 Tbls Hemp Hearts


Add the first three ingredients into your blender and make a smooth stick mixture. Add water when necessary. 

Transfer your mixture into a bigger bowl if needed, then add all your seed/nut/greens and mix well. 

Make balls or any other shape. 

Bake 325 for 15 minutes 

Cool completely before freezing or giving it to birds.   

Kismet testing the home-baked nutriberry
Kismet testing the home-baked seed ball


Author Monika Sangar

PDS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax id #46-2470926)



No Discrimination

No kinda of discrimination goes on between the munchkins at the sanctuary. The eclectus especially love new parrots which are introduce. Doesn't matter to them if they are small, or big, yellow or blue.

We are usually more afraid, because we don't know if they will get along. But eclectus' have such a warm heart that they welcomed everyone with a big kiss.

Sharing meals together has become a norm in our sanctuary. All the little munchkins eat together. They will even share a bowl of food together.

Its refreshing to see no discrimination in our sanctuary among our little one. We are truly grateful.

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