The No Eggscuses

Guide to Bird Care

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If you’ve got questions about your poultry and pet birds—you’re in the right place! We’ve collected reliable information from across the web and brought it together in one place. Whether you’re a single bird owner or have a flock, we hope you use this information to keep your birds healthy and happy!

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Learn your turkin from your toucan and your francolin from your finch.

POULTRY VS PETS BIRDS

If there’s a sudden death in your flock or an unusually high number of sick birds, it is critical that you report it to help limit the spread of disease.

REPORT SICK BIRDS

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  • A male and female pair of zebra finches sit on a perch. Photo by Dušan veverkolog on Unsplash.

Choosing a Good Beginner Bird

Prospective bird owners have overabundance of options to choose from when selecting a feathery friend. Considering the amount of previous experience in owning birds, as well as the time and monetary commitment you can spend

  • Close-up of a cockatiel looking into the camera with cage bars in the background. Photo by Walid Zangana on Unsplash.

Caring for Cockatiels

Having a pet bird can mean having a playful, dependent companion. Cockatiels, out of all the parrot breeds, are a great starting point for those who wish to have pet birds. They are the smallest

  • Various vegetables laid out together. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.

Foods Toxic to Chickens

What NOT to Feed Your Bird Many backyard chicken owners will give their feathery friends a multitude of treats or table scraps without hesitation. Although some foods that we eat are also edible for chickens,

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  • Close-up of a cockatiel looking into the camera with cage bars in the background. Photo by Walid Zangana on Unsplash.

Caring for Cockatiels

Having a pet bird can mean having a playful, dependent companion. Cockatiels, out of all the parrot breeds, are a great starting point for those who wish to have pet birds. They are the smallest

  • Various vegetables laid out together. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.

Foods Toxic to Chickens

What NOT to Feed Your Bird Many backyard chicken owners will give their feathery friends a multitude of treats or table scraps without hesitation. Although some foods that we eat are also edible for chickens,

  • Image showing a 3D representation of a virus. Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avian Influenza: What You Need To Know

Avian influenza is a dangerous infectious disease that can be spread easily and decimate huge communities of birds. Sometimes referred to as “bird flu”, avian influenza affects the respiratory system of birds and can transmit

  • Two macaws share a nut. Photo by Domenik Kowalewski on Unsplash.

What Your Parrot is Trying to Tell You

Learning About Your Parrot's Health and Well-being Through Vocalizations and Behaviors   Parrots rank as one of the most vocal bird species in the world. Like other birds, parrots use vocalization and different types of

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  • Image showing a 3D representation of a virus. Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avian Influenza: What You Need To Know

Avian influenza is a dangerous infectious disease that can be spread easily and decimate huge communities of birds. Sometimes referred to as “bird flu”, avian influenza affects the respiratory system of birds and can transmit

  • A flock of chickens gather around a feeder.

Digestive Issues in Chickens

We all want to make sure our chickens are happy and healthy. Just like us humans, diet and nutrition are essential for the overall health of chickens. The following article focuses on the gastrointestinal (GI)

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