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, it is important that you don’t mistakenly feed them any foods that are toxic to them but safe for humans. When considering if a food item is safe for chickens, you must consider the food item itself and the factors that may contribute to the toxicity of the food. Below is a list of toxins dangerous for all bird species, not just poultry. Types
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Having an avian friend in your life can be one of the most fulfilling decisions you can make. A parrot can be a great pet that brings joy and excitement in your life, if chosen correctly. There are several factors to consider when selecting which species of parrot you want as a pet. This article is intended to provide some of the basics. The Bird for You One of the biggest factors in selecting a pet parrot is the lifetime the bird. Many parrot species can live a very long time, for example many larger parrot breeds can live
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 rapidly through direct bird-to-bird contact, or via contaminated surfaces (fomites) where the virus can linger. Infected birds can spread the virus through their blood, saliva, mucus, or feces. Certain subtypes of bird flu can even jump species and affect dogs, horses, and even humans depending on the strain of the virus. At the time of writing this article (April 2022), there is an ongoing outbreak