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Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)

2022-03-11T14:08:15-08:00

Psittacines, colloquially known as parrots, have been a staple bird companion for humans for thousands of years. Parrots come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes, and some species can be very talkative. Although parrots are very cute, fun pets, they have very strict dietary and nutritional needs that are necessary for them to stay healthy. This article is meant to introduce you to the basics of psittacine nutrition.    Psittacine Nutrition Basics: Psittacines comprise over three hundred different breeds and each one has slight differences in their nutritional needs. That being said, their diets basically consist of pellets

Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)2022-03-11T14:08:15-08:00

The Basics of Incubating Hatching Eggs

2022-03-10T16:02:48-08:00

Due to the life changing events of the global pandemic, many people have taken up new hobbies such as baking bread or curling. One less confusing hobby many people have dabbled in is hatching chicken eggs. When I was in elementary school, we incubated and hatched our own set of chicken eggs. We would take turns watching the eggs, checking the incubators temperature and humidity, and turning the eggs. We only had the eggs for about three weeks before they all hatched, and we got to see a bundle of cute chicks running around the class. A good time was

The Basics of Incubating Hatching Eggs2022-03-10T16:02:48-08:00

To Wash or Not to Wash your Eggs? That is the Question

2022-01-28T19:50:27-08:00

The discussion among backyard poultry owners about whether or not to wash the eggs you get from your hens can be a close second to politics or religion when it comes to conversations that don’t end well… Seriously, for some reason this is just one of those topics people get really adamant about.   So Should I Wash My Eggs? Big picture, no matter what people say online, don’t wash or dunk your backyard eggs. The reason is that eggs are porous. In fact, an average egg has between 6,000 and 10,000 pores that form an imperfect outer layer that

To Wash or Not to Wash your Eggs? That is the Question2022-01-28T19:50:27-08:00
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