Category Archives: Birds

How to Choose a Proper Bird Cage

Choosing A Bird Cage For Bigger Birds It is quite common to walk into a pet store and see many smaller bird cages made from plastic or thin metal. Such cages are quite inexpensive and give a potential new bird owner the idea that purchasing a cage is not a major investment. That may be…
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Is a Bird the Right Pet for Me?

Birds make wonderful companion animals, but there's a lot to consider before making the commitment. Our love of bird-watching often translates into wanting to keep a bird as a pet. With their colorful plumage and friendly chattering, feathered friends make popular pets. However, they're also a big responsibility and sometimes those aspects of birds that…
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Foods Birds Should Avoid

There are some foods that should be enjoyed in moderation and others your birds should avoid altogether. In captivity, birds' diets and energy requirements are different from their ancestors in the wild. They no longer have to compete for food, territory, or environmental stability, defend themselves or fly. This is advantageous to the long-term survival…
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Lovely Sun Conure Parrot

The Sun Conure Parrot (also called the Sun Parakeet) is arguably the most beautifully colored parrot you will ever see. They are small in size but have huge personalities. The Sun Conure bird is about 12 inches long if you include the tail feathers and only weigh about 110 grams full grown. In spite of…
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Top 5 Best Birds for Beginners

When it comes to birds, too many people get in over their heads, choosing a pet who's too large, too loud, too expensive — and ultimately, too much to handle. If your list of potential birds includes only the largest and most colorful parrots, expand your horizons and consider some other birds before you buy.…
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Australian Lorikeets – Informations

The Lorikeets form a unique group of generally very colorful parrots with several distinctive characteristics. The principal difference from other groups of Parrots is their adaptation to a pollen, nectar and fruit diet. This has led to the development of a brush-like structure at the tip of their tongue, a long, slender bill to assist…
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Do birds need grit?

Do birds need grit? This is not only a common question of concern to bird owners, but a source of disagreement as well. Understanding what grit is, its purpose, and the possible problems which may result from its use, can help us in deciding whether or not to offer it to our birds. Most of…
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How to Have Happy Parrot

Many parrot keepers raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted parrots. What is their secret? How do they create happiness initially in their flocks and then continue to keep their parrots happy? Does parrot happiness lead to more beautiful parrots and to more enjoyable, fulfilling relationships between the parrot and the keeper? I find that they get their…
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Does My Bird Really Need A Cuttlebone?

Cuttlebone. You see them in all of the pet stores in the bird aisle. You know, the white, funny-looking oblong disc-like thing shaped like a canoe. Okay, but what is it? It’s actually from the inside of a cuttlefish, a member of the cephalopod family. It’s not actually a bone. It’s an internal shell that…
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Caring for Your Cockatiel

Cockatiel is the smallest member of the cockatoo family Getting a new cockatiel can be the beginning of a joyful experience. You can look forward to many years of pleasure with your bird, if you learn how to care for it properly. Your investment in time will be paid back a hundred fold by a healthy,…
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Birds Health Tips – Preventing Salmonellosis

Source of a Salmonellosis Outbreak Birdbaths and feeders have been considered the source of a salmonellosis outbreak possibly responsible for more than 1,000 bird fatalities (of the pine siskin species alone) since this winter. The fatalities were first noticed in the western U.S., but some fear the outbreak could be moving eastward. This is not…
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Red Rumped Parrot

Red Rumped Parrot as a pet The Red rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) is also known as the parakeet due to its size and it a common bird of south-eastern Australian, in particular the area around the Murray-Darling Basin. The wild form of these birds is typically around 28cm in length, slim and elegant. The male…
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All You Need to Know About Lovebirds

Lovebirds are active, cheerful and beautifully decorative Lovebirds, these petite 'pocket' parrots are very intriguing! Lovebirds come from the drier regions of Africa. Because they evolved from a very harsh environment, they are very suited to captivity. Not only do they have a good disposition, these charming, brilliantly colored little pets are very hardy and…
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European Goldfinch Profile

European goldfinch is a small beautiful bird of the finch family, originating from Europe European Goldfinch Appearance The talented European Goldfinch, admired for its colorful plumage and delightful song, is the most popular pet bird of British and western European origin. Both male and female adult Goldfinches feature beautiful crimson faces edged with broad white…
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All You Need to Know About Canaries

Canaries are some of the most fascinating little birds Canaries are active, cheerful, beautiful, and have a delightfully lovely song! With such a busy world today, pet canaries can make an ideal companion for many people. Canary pet birds are colorful and have pleasing personalities. There is nothing like a peaceful, pretty canary song to…
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Caring for your bird

Birds are not the most demanding of pets, but there are a few things a responsible bird keeper needs to do regularly to keep them happy and healthy. Many species love company, and will become bored, depressed and even destructive if they don't get the socialising they need. It's also vital for them to exercise,…
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