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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.