Pet Bird Care2020-09-23T18:58:33-07:00

PET BIRD CARE

Choosing a Good Beginner Bird

Prospective bird owners have overabundance of options to choose from when selecting a feathery friend. Considering the amount of previous experience in owning birds, as well as the time and monetary commitment you can spend can help you select the right pet bird. As discussed in a previous article on selecting pet parrots, caring for larger cockatoos or Macaws poses challenges that may overwhelm new bird owners. Fortunately, there are several smaller bird species to

Caring for Cockatiels

Having a pet bird can mean having a playful, dependent companion. Cockatiels, out of all the parrot breeds, are a great starting point for those who wish to have pet birds. They are the smallest of all cockatoo species, and are relatively easy to care for. Although they are simpler to care for, they still have specific diet and husbandry needs, as well as common problems that often arise. Here are a few of the

Choosing A Parrot as Your Lifetime Flying Companion

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

What Your Parrot is Trying to Tell You

Learning About Your Parrot's Health and Well-being Through Vocalizations and Behaviors   Parrots rank as one of the most vocal bird species in the world. Like other birds, parrots use vocalization and different types of calls to communicate with each other. However, unlike most avian species, parrots can learn and repeat phrases that they overhear from humans. You might be asking yourself: why would these birds copy humans? This blog will help explain the odd

Preparing For Disaster

Disasters can hit at any time and, as luck would have it, they seem to occur when you least expect or can least afford them. From tornadoes that ravage the Midwest and South to the recurring and intensifying cycle of wildfires and floods along the Pacific coast, disasters have devastating consequences for humans and animals alike. Emergency plans rarely take animals into account and almost never consider backyard poultry. In this article, we’ll discuss how

Basic Nutritional and Dietary Needs of Parrots (Psittacines)

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

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