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caring for rescued birds

Caring for Rescued Birds and Raising Them

The warm months of spring and summer bring a host of birds to us. Robins, blue jays and starlings line the branches of trees and entertain us with their foraging and flight. It is important to know what you are doing when caring for rescued birds. It is very common to come across fledglings or …

Pet Parrot

Pet Parrot Facts to Know Before Getting One

Many people first consider getting a pet parrot after seeing one in a pet store. Others may see one at an event such as a Renaissance festival. It suddenly seemed like a wonderful idea to own one of these interesting creatures. Before buying or adopting a parrot, look into all aspects of raising a parrot …

teaching your bird how to behave

Teaching Your Bird How to Behave

Teaching your bird to behave can be one of the most frustrating parts of owning a bird. Birds can act out in a variety of ways. They may nip, scream incessantly, throw food, and so on. Your bird’s behavior is not because she is a “bad egg,” but probably due to loneliness, over-stimulation, or health …

find baby birds

What to Do If You Find Baby Birds

For many of us, spring time can be an exciting chance to see nature spring to life. The flowers you’ve planted begin to bloom. You see find baby birds and many animals frolicking about. We are all reminded that new life is constantly being created. However, sometimes this life gets off to a shaky start, …

Gifts for Parrot Owners

Best Gifts for Parrot Owners Everywhere

If you’ve ever owned a pet, you know how pricey they can be. Birds are no exception. Being the holiday season, you may be looking for the perfect gifts for parrot owners you may know. There are many possible surprises for them, but maybe you aren’t sure what to get. Did your friend purchase their …

Blue Headed Pionus Parrot

The Pionus Parrot Emergency Command

Before going any further, I would like you to know that I am a proud owner (parent) of a 17 year old male blue headed pionus parrot. His name is Pete. I adopted my new friend Pete when he was just five months old. He came from exceptional and highly trained breeders. Through the years, …

Parrot Adoption

Parrot Adoption: Rescuing Your First Bird

The thought of adopting a pet never occurred to me. Dog adoption, parrot adoption, or any pets captured my interest. I guess I fell into the pet store trap. I never thought about how necessary it was to adopt pets. Every day a shocking amount of pets are sent to shelters, or put up for …

Can Birds Eat Human Food?

Can Birds Eat Human Food? Yes and No

There is a wide selection of bird foods that you can purchase from your local pet store. However, many novice bird owners often ask themselves, “can birds eat human food?” Learning what birds can eat is a very important aspect of bird care. This greatly affects their overall health and well-being. Learn about what types …

parrot toys

Parrot Toys You Can Make at Home

Many parrot owner have complained over the high price of parrot toys, and a fun solution is to give your parrots hours upon hours of enjoyment from homemade toys. Not only are they fun to make, they won’t break the bank!  They are also a great way to help your new parrot settle in. Materials …

Parakeet Bird

Parakeet Bird Toy Safety Hazards

Parakeets are very popular choices for pet birds for both their size and price. Many parakeet bird owners are well aware of how much the pets love their toys. Some owners love to make toys for their parakeets. At the very least, they buy them toys to have in their cage. Whether you are buying …