Pushykin is a personal blog written and edited by Claire Stephens. Through Pushykin I share my research, advice, reviews, and opinions because I am passionate about parrots and the community of those who keep them.

At the same time, I believe it is okay to be compensated by advertisers for the time and effort I put into sharing my work with you. You may see ads in my sidebars and footers – and I may receive compensation for these. By tolerating these ads, you support my work, and I’m very grateful to you for this!

One thing that is important to note is that the money I am paid will, under no circumstances, influence the content, topics, or posts I make. The health and wellbeing of our parrots is far too important to sacrifice for profit or enterprise of any kind. I do not allow guest posts where the party has paid me to share content either.

Have no doubt that all opinions found on Pushykin are 100% my own. I am not compensated in any way to provide my opinions on products, services, websites or any other topic. Always keep in mind that I do republish content as may be provided by a manufacturer/retailer directly or from their site, and any questions about such content should be verified with them before finalizing your purchase.

Medical Disclaimer: All responsibility for the application of any information provided by Pushykin is wholly upon and at the discretion of the individual choosing to use it. You are advised and encouraged to consult with an avian veterinarian before choosing to use said information. Pushykin is not liable for the use or misuse of any advice or information provided.

Pushykin publishes the opinions of expert authorities in many fields. But the use of these opinions is no substitute for investment, medical and other professional services to suit your specific personal needs. Always consult a competent professional for answers to your specific questions.

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‣ When considering certain supplements (herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc.) or medicinal food items, visitors are urgently encouraged to discuss with their pharmacist any potential adverse drug interactions.

All Pushykin content is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional. This site offers people medical information and discusses alternative medical options, but in no way should anyone consider that this site represents the “practice of medicine.” This site assumes no responsibility for how this material is used. Also note that this website frequently updates its contents, due to a variety of reasons, therefore, some information may be out of date. The statements regarding alternative treatments have not been evaluated by the FDA or its agencies.

In accordance with FDA regulation, we do not make any therapeutic claims for any Dietary Supplements in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.

Readers are encouraged to consult with qualified health care practitioners for diagnosis and treatments. We do not assume any legal responsibility for the use or misuse of any information contained within.

Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here.

Liability Disclaimer: For documents and content available from this server, Pushykin does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Pushykin assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Notice: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide people like myself a means to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Keep in mind that prices change quickly on Amazon so you will need to confirm that the price I share in the post is the price you pay prior to finalizing your purchase. Always be sure to confirm any product information included as part of my reviews or recommendations before finalizing your purchase.

Privacy Policy: Your privacy is very important to me. At Pushykin, there are some fundamental principles I follow:

• I do not ask for personal information unless I truly need it.
• I do not share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop products, or protect my rights.
• I do not store personal information on my server(s) unless required for the on-going operation of this site.
• It is Pushykin’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating this website.

Privacy Policy Changes: Although most changes are likely to be minor, I may change Pushykin’s Privacy Policy from time to time, and at my sole discretion. I encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Website Visitors: Like most website operators, Pushykin collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Pushykin’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Pushykin’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Pushykin may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Pushykin also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Pushykin only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information and Aggregated Statistics: Certain visitors to Pushykin’s websites choose to interact with Pushykin in ways that require Pushykin to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pushykin gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Pushykin collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Pushykin and ensure a response. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Cookies: A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pushykin uses cookies to help Pushykin identify and track visitors, their usage of Pushykin’s website, and their website access preferences. Pushykin visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Pushykin’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Pushykin’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Updated on November 5, 2020.