Bird Care2020-10-22T10:36:40-07:00

BIRD CARE

What is Husbandry?

When we talk about caring for your bird, the word “husbandry” usually comes up. Animal husbandry refers to the practice of raising animals – in this case birds- for the purposes of domestication, breeding, and food production (examples are egg and meat production). As bird owners, you are responsible for making sure that your birds grow and thrive. This means educating yourself on:

  • How to select a bird to join your flock
  • Where to get birds
  • The type of housing that your bird needs
  • How to keep your bird happy
  • Ways to be a responsible bird owner

What’s the Difference? Poultry vs. Pet Birds

Poultry are domesticated fowls that are typically raised for the production of meat or eggs. Pet birds, on the other hand, tend to be caged birds not bred for their utility.

Although there are many similarities between all the different types of birds, it’s still best to know the unique needs of your particular birds, so you can ensure they thrive and are in optimum health.

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Toxic Fumes: PTFE Non-stick Coating Poisoning in Birds

Most of us have heard at one point or another that you can’t cook with non-stick pans around pet birds, and if you have not heard now you know!  The culprit lurking on the pan’s surface is the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE or commonly Teflon) coating that makes the cookware non-stick. PTFE and related coatings (PFOA, PFOS, etc.) emits toxic fumes when

Pet Bird Safety: Holiday Hazards

The holidays are in full swing! The days are shorter, many streets are festively festooned, and pumpkin spiced lattes are in hand. Many of you amazing pet bird owners out there will likely include your feathered friends in the festivities this year, as many will be staying home for the holidays due to COVID-19. To help ensure that they too

Basic Care Of Parrots

In case you want to keep a bird as a pet and you aren’t sure where to begin, we have pulled together the best basic information to help you get started. If you are looking to raise birds for eggs or meat, we recommend you head right over to our backyard poultry articles for the best information for your needs.

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