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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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.

Experiencing the Bird Blues? Advice for Avoiding and Addressing Behavioral Issues in Pet Parrots from an Experienced Parrot Parent

It’s not hard to imagine why people fancy parrots - there are over 300 different species, each with a unique size, shape, and a distinctive combination of beautiful, vibrant colors; and of course, some parrots even talk! These features make them very attractive pets. However, many first-time bird owners don’t realize that raising a parrot to be a happy, healthy

Housing Options for Pet Birds

If you are thinking of purchasing a pet bird, it’s important to invest some time into creating a house that will keep your bird safe, healthy, and happy. First, we recommend that you do some research on your new pet. Create a shortlist of helpful facts including the size and wingspan of your bird and even weather in its native

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