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How to Take Care of Mandarin Ducks

Here's an informative guide to caring for the elusive and colorful mandarin duck.

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Easy Hacks to Help Mess-Proof Your Bird Cage!

From using plexiglass to create "walls" for your cage to taping up the cracks in your seed guard, these easy tips will drastically reduce the mess.

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How to Maintain Your Parrot's Nails (Dremel vs. Nail Clipper)

Caring for your parrot's nails is critical, but it can also be dangerous if done wrong. Learn how to tell if your parrot's nails are too long and what to do about it.

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How to Be Prepared for Emergencies With Your Parrot

Investing in a first-aid kit and having a list of avian vets on hand are the best things you can do for your bird if it gets sick.

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What to Do If Your Parrot Has a Broken Blood Feather

A broken blood feather is no joke. Learn how to identify one and what to do about it.

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Parrot Behaviors: Your Quaker Parrots Health

This article answers some fundamental Quaker parrot concerns, including feather plucking, biting, boredom, noise, and fatty liver disease. It also includes some basic steps to training your pet so you can develop a lifelong relationship.

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Do Geese Make Good Pets?

Geese are definitely unique pets! This article will go over the pros and cons of owning them.

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The Essentials of Owning a Bird

Here's a short guide to help you give your bird the best life.

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Can Crows Talk? And if So, What Are They Saying?

There's a rumor going around that crows can talk. Is it true? Learn how to interpret a variety of crow sounds and noises including caws, rattles, mobbing, food-related vocalizations, and other tips for communicating with crows.

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Ravens, Magpies, and Crows: The Smartest Birds

What are the most intelligent birds in the world? The raven, magpie, and crow are the smartest birds in the world. They all belong to the corvid family, and they're very interesting to say the least. Find out what these birds are like in this article!

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How I Gained My Lovebird's Trust

Lovebirds are small birds, but they are full of energy. It is always exciting to bring a new bird home. But bonding with birds and gaining their trust doesn't happen over a night. Here's what I did to gain the trust of my female lovebird Juju.

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Why Budgies Are Better in Pairs

Do you have a single budgie? Learn why adding a feathery friend will likely help your pet thrive.

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Top 10 Best Talking Parrots

A talking parrot is an incredibly fun and rewarding pet. This article will list and describe the best talking parrots, including Amazons, the African Grey, Quaker, Ring-necked parrots, and budgie birds.

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A Beginner's Guide on Green-Cheeked Conures

Green-cheeked conures are small-sized parrots that are widespread throughout South America. They are little birds with gymnastic skills and clownish personalities to amuse everyone.

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My Lovebird Lost His Mate

A lovebird who has lost his/her mate may become puzzled and lonely. This article discusses the ways in which I handled my male lovebird in his grief, including bringing home a new female mate.

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How Feral Peacocks Stay Alive in Urban Neighborhoods

Peacocks are thriving in the neighborhood streets of Southern California. How is that possible? They're an Asian bird in the wild. If they're roaming free here, how are they surviving and what makes them different from wild ones?

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10 Reasons Toucans Make Excellent Pets

Despite what some people claim, toucans are not bad pets; they actually make good pets. Here are 10 reasons why, from their simple diet to their moderate lifespan.

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7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Pet Bird

Owning a pet bird brings with it a special set of problems and responsibilities quite different from owning a dog or cat. There are certain things you should be aware of before buying a pet bird, or you might end up regretting your purchase.

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How to Get Wild Birds Like Blue Tits to Nest in the Garden

I had Blue Tits nesting in my garden this year in a bird box I had attached to the wall. You can learn how and when the Blue Tits prepare the nest box and when the eggs are laid and hatch. There are photos of my own wild birds as they rear their family in my garden.

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450+ Best Names for Lovebirds

If you're having trouble finding the best name for your lovebird or have simply run out of ideas, don't fret. This article will help you get creative with name selection and offers a diverse list of potential names for your beloved winged companions.

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250+ Cool Parrot Names for Your Extraordinary Bird (From Ace to Wingham)

When you have a unique pet, it needs a unique name! Here are over 250 creative parrot names to name your birdie bud!

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How to Care for Sick Lovebirds: Signs and Symptoms

Like other avians, lovebirds are prone to disease. This article discusses some ways in which you can help your sick pet. It also talks about my experience handling respiratory problems in my female lovebird, Lulu.

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Your Guide to Your First Pet Albino Budgie

The albino budgie is a beautiful creature. The needs of this pet are not much different from normal coloured budgies, but this type has some interesting traits that you should know about. An albino budgie can make a perfect pet for those who love this parakeet.

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How to Make a Budgie Live Longer

Learn simple steps to drastically improve your budgie's lifespan.

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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Peacocks

When properly kept, a peacock is an unmatched delight.

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100+ Cute and Funny Bird Names (From Mr. Beaks to Whistler)

Did you just get a bird, or are you thinking about getting one? Here's a list of names for all types of birds. Some are cute, some are funny, and there are even some famous ones thrown in.

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A Guide to Owning a Scarlet Macaw

Are you thinking about buying a scarlet macaw? There are many things to consider before making that purchase, including housing, feeding, and potential problems with other animals and neighbors. Here's advice from someone who has bred and raised many large parrots including the scarlet macaw.

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Bathing Tips for Lovebirds

Lovebirds need to be clean to stay healthy, but they may be scared of bathing. Looking for easy ways to bathe your lovebird? This article discusses how to encourage your pets to take a bath, such as trying a spray bath or placing leafy vegetables in the bowl.

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How to Breed Budgies (Parakeets)

Breeding budgies, short for budgerigars, is a very delicate and time-consuming process. Still, breeding parakeets is an experience worth remembering.

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Caring for Newborn Lovebirds

Has your lovebird laid an egg? Do you have no idea what to do? This article discusses the signs of hatching, newborn baby lovebird care, and the proper ways to handle the parents.

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Feeding and Exercising Your Pionus Parrot

Find out how to take care of your Pionus parrot to help them live as happily and healthfully as possible.

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How to Put Lovebirds Back in Their Cage

At times, lovebirds trouble you by not going inside their cage. The following article discusses quick ways to put them inside. It also talks about the reasons why they want to stay outside.

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Best Pet Birds for Beginners

Here are three types of domestic birds that are perfect for new bird owners, as well as some tips on what to expect if you do decide to purchase one.

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How to Care for Your Quaker Parrots

Quaker parrots are great pets and, with proper care, can live for many years. This article will give you advice on buying, bringing home, and caring for your bird.

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Lovebird Molting: Symptoms and Care

Is your pet lovebird losing feathers? Do you find your pet being aggressive or grumpy enough to bite others? Learn more about the symptoms of lovebird molting and how you can help them.

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8 Pet Birds With Short Life Spans (Under 20 Years)

Many pet birds are extremely long-lived, and not all owners can commit to a pet for that many years. This is a list of pet birds with shorter life spans, like button quails, budgies, parrotlets, and ringneck doves. Discover some basic information about these birds.

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How to Get a Parrot to Go Back Inside Its Cage

A parrot may refuse to enter its cage by using avoidance behavior or aggression. Learn about some techniques you can use in response, like the double-handed swoop and backing your bird into its cage.

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What to Do When Your Parakeet Won't Stop Squawking

I'm fairly unlucky: I have a parakeet that squawks nonstop for no identifiable reason. Here's how I deal with it. If you have suggestions and tips or are an experienced parakeet owner, please share your advice!

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How to Teach a Pet Parrot to Talk

It can be delightful to converse with your pet parrot, but how do you get it to communicate with you? For those wondering how to teach a parrot to talk, this article will provide a basic foundation.

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Lovebirds' Egg-Laying Process: A Personal Experience

How does the egg-laying process work in lovebirds? Can lovebirds suffer from infertility? Here's an extensive look at both issues along with information on egg-binding and how to remedy it based on an actual bird pet owner.

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Lovebird Courtship and Mating: Breeding, Nesting, Behavior, and More

Given the fact that lovebirds choose mates and bond with them for life, bonding and "falling in love" isn't always that typical. The following article depicts the unconventional tale of my two pets.

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Hand-Raising a Baby Lovebird: A Personal Experience

This article is about hand-raising a baby lovebird. Based on my personal experience, I have tips and suggestions. Hand-raised birds are the most loving and loyal pets one could ever find.

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Causes and Possible Solutions for Behavioral Problems in Parrots

In this article, I discuss common parrot behavioral problems and the possible solutions. I also explain how I tamed my first pet, a blue Indian Ringneck parrot.

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The Meaning of a Cockatiel's Crest Position (Head Feathers)

Cockatiels, like most crested birds, show a lot of emotion using their crests. Contrary to popular belief, they can tell you more than just anger or comfort/happiness.

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Blood Feathers in Birds: Pulling Feathers vs. Styptic Powder

There are many different arguments over whether it's good to pluck a blood feather or if it's better to use cornstarch powder to stop the bleeding. Here are some basic rules to get you started.

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Do White Java Doves Make Good Pets?

White Java doves are wonderful pets. Learn how to set up their cage and keep it clean, and read some fascinating facts about doves.

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Why Is My Ring-Necked Parrot Feather-Plucking?

Is your parrot picking its feathers? Learn from my experience with my feather-plucking parrot. Let's discuss what causes the behaviour and how you can try to help reverse it.

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How to Care for Your Pet Budgie

Caring for a new pet can be quite daunting. This article will provide you with all the advice you need to care for a pet budgie.

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How to Raise Pigeons as Pets

Learn how to raise pigeons properly to enjoy their full benefits. Learn the best practices for keeping these attractive birds at home.

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How to Set Up a Birdcage for a Parakeet or Cockatiel

This birdcage set-up is fast, easy, and foolproof for any bird. Make your birds feel at home with this quick and easy tutorial on how to set up a birdcage for parakeets, cockatiels, or other small birds.