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

PET BIRD CARE

Promoting Positive Behaviors and Reducing Negative Behaviors

Whether you are a chicken, parrot, parakeet or human, we are all products of our environment. If you have an environment that has adequate shelter, food and water, most likely you and your pet birds will be happy and healthy.   Promote Positive Behaviors Just like with human kiddos it’s good to offer enrichments at an early age. No matter what type of pet bird(s) you have, try to make sure your birds can do

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 heated that are especially dangerous to birds due to their unique respiratory system. These coatings

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 enjoy the cheer, Nestbox would like to gift our readers with a holiday pet bird

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. Read on for some great information about caring for parrots! Food Nutrition is the most

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 bird can be a lot more challenging than one might think.  Even though they are

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 habitat. By knowing a bit more about your new companion, you’ll be more equipped to

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