So, your child is insisting on having a pet parrot. Hopefully, you feel some relief that they aren’t begging for a pony! But, what exactly goes into owning a parrot? The idea of bringing a bird into your home can seem overwhelming, especially if you’ve never owned an exotic pet before. When it comes to choosing any pet, it’s important to consider what the pet needs to be happy and healthy, and then to consider how well your family’s lifestyle can accommodate those needs. You want to make sure it’s a good match for your family. What are parrots
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Raising poultry is exciting, but it definitely takes some work to keep your birds safe while outside. You’ll want to protect your birds from hungry predators, pests and wild animals that can pass on diseases to your birds and to you! Wild Birds It’s important to keep your poultry separate from wild birds, turkeys, and waterfowl, like ducks and geese. As fellow members of the bird family, wild birds can pass-off certain diseases to our domestic birds. That means it’s very important that we create barriers around our poultry, and practice good biosecurity, to minimize the risk to our
A feed store is a great place to pick up food, bedding, and equipment for tending your flock. On the other hand, it may also be a place to bring home disease to your flock. Owners of sick birds may unknowingly carry infectious germs from home with them while they shop. If the store staff isn’t careful, they can carry poultry diseases from bird to bird. Be aware of the biosecurity practices at your feed store and keep your poultry safe. Look carefully around the store and evaluate its commitment to biosecurity: Does your store have a sink for hand-washing