Defending Your Pet Bird from Avian Influenza

2022-09-26T18:21:23-07:00

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a highly contagious disease that rapidly spreads from bird to bird. Not only does this disease affect domestic poultry, but also ducks, geese, parrots, quail, pheasants, pigeons, guinea fowl, and many other birds.   As you may know already, the United States has been hit hard with a widespread Avian Influenza epidemic this year, occurring from January 2022 to present day. Commercial and backyard flocks have been decimated across the country, and several wild bird populations have also taken a hit. The virus reached California this summer and has since spread into commercial poultry productions,

Defending Your Pet Bird from Avian Influenza2022-09-26T18:21:23-07:00

Choosing a Good Beginner Bird

2022-07-01T14:17:02-07:00

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 choose from that are great for beginners. This article will discuss various non-parrot species of birds that make good pets for someone who has little

Choosing a Good Beginner Bird2022-07-01T14:17:02-07:00

Caring for Cockatiels

2022-06-25T01:45:51-07:00

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 specifics in reference to caring for cockatiels:    Diet Cockatiels have a naturally diverse diet of grass seeds, grains, berries, and fruits, and therefore they

Caring for Cockatiels2022-06-25T01:45:51-07:00
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