A peacock can be kept as a pet, but don't expect it to fetch your slippers. This beautiful bird is often chosen because of its ornamental feathers but comes with special requirements that may not be for everyone. However, when properly kept, a peacock is an unmatched delight.
Scaly breasted lorikeets are a member of the parrot family. A native bird of Australia, they live in urban and rural areas of coastal Eastern Australia. They are not currently at risk of extinction...
Parakeet means "little parot." They originally came from Australia. At first, parakeets were basically one color—a drab, dark green. But with careful breeding, parakeets are available in all sorts of colors.
There are many different arguments over whether it's good to pluck a blood feather or use cornstarch powder to stop bleeding. Here's the basic rules to get you started.
If you are not making progress with picking an appropriate name for your lovebird, chances are you have run out of ideas. Do not get anxious, this article shows you how to get creative with names and offers a diverse list of names for your beloved winged ones.
Are you looking for alternative exercises for your parrot? A Brazilian vet and his bird have a few suggestions!
Lovebirds are prone to diseases like any other birds. This article discusses ways in which you can help your sick pet. It also talks about my experience handling respiratory problems in my female lovebird, Lulu.
Budgies (parakeets) make wonderful pets for first-time and experienced bird keepers alike. Tips for acquiring and caring for a pet parakeet.
Colourful birds have always attracted humans . Their shapes and colours of feathers, beaks and other parts fascinate us. We take pleasure in keeping some of them as pets or write poetry about them.
These pretty birds are as personable as puppies, as noisy as kindergarteners, as quirky as asylum inhabitants, and as lovable as can be. Explore the fun and funny ways of cockatiels as pets here!
Lovebirds are a really a small parrot. They are friendly, have great personalities and love being in close contact with people. Read this article to see if a lovebird is the pet for you.
Moustache parakeets are intelligent and playful birds. A hand reared moustache parakeet bought when it's young and given lots of attention can be a great pet.
This article is about hand raising a baby lovebird. Based on my personal experience I have shared tips and suggestions. Hand-raised birds are the most loving and loyal pets one could ever find.
Parrots are intriguing birds that can live 40+ years. Naming the parrot correct is one of the most important things to do as they bird will keep the name for the rest of its life.
This set-up method is fast, easy, and foolproof for any bird. Make your birds feel at home with a quick and easy tutorial on how to set up a bird cage for parakeets, cockatiels, or other small birds.
Designed with the duck caregiver in mind, this series of articles focuses on domestic ducks as individuals who are deserving of healthy, happy lives.
It's very important to keep your parakeet's claws at an appropriate length. Some may prefer to take their bird to a professional, but I've found that it's much quicker and cheaper to do it at home. Here's how.
This articles is about how I tamed my first pet, a blue Indian Ringneck parrot. I discuss common parrot behavioral problems and the possible solutions.
Parakeets make wonderful pets. A large part of their charm is their ability to speak, but sometimes the skill can be difficult to teach. Budgies are much like humans in that their personalities and skills will vary, but most can learn to say a few simple phrases. Here are some anecdotal tips for helping your bird learn to talk.
Parakeet's are great starter pets. This article explores some of the things you should consider before you buy one of these wonderful birds.
An article that shows the history and other topics related to avian conjunctivitis as it relates to American goldfinches through the lens of an amateur bird watcher.
Baby cockatiels grow from an inch-long hatchling to adult size in just six weeks. It takes 8-10 days for their eyes to open, but even closed eyes offer a clue as to the baby's future color.
Are you thinking about buying a scarlet macaw? There are many things to consider before making that purchase, including housing, feeding, potential problems with other animals and neighbors. Here's advice from someone who has bred and raised many large parrots including the scarlet macaw.
If hummingbirds don’t seem to visit your yard, or you want to add a beautiful decorative statement to your windows while attracting even more hummers, this easy-to-make hummingbird feeder wreath will surely help the little guys find their way to you. I made mine in less than a half hour with an investment of under $20.00; and I have three times more hummers than ever before!
Detailed instructions on what you should do if you accidentally clip your parakeet's nail too short.
If someone had told us we'd share our lives with a bird we could converse with, we would have thought this impossible —until a boisterous bird named Bailey came into our lives and stole our hearts.
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.
Many animal lovers enjoy the company of both cats and birds, but are afraid to keep both pets in the same house. Here's how it can be done.
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.
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.
A brief summary of 3 types of domestic birds which are perfect for new bird owners, as well as some tips on what to expect if you do decide to purchase one.
A budgie's lifespan is tied to the quality of its environment. This delightful, little bird doesn't need a palace or expensive steak dinner every night. However, when it lacks a few simple requirements, a budgie's years are drastically shortened.
Are you thinking about adopting a parakeet, parrot, or other type of pet bird? Find out what to look for when selecting a bird and what to expect when you bring it home.
Your parakeet loves variety in his diet. Here is a list of foods that are safe to feed to your parakeet.
Green-Cheeked Conure, do's and don'ts. These loving little clowns will brighten your lives if you let them, but they need to be a viable part of your family to be happy.
Bird owners have mixed feelings about wing clipping. Is it mean to clip your bird's wings? After all, they are born to fly. Let's take a closer look at how to clip wings and the reasons it is recommended.
Oh sure, cockatoos look all sweet and cuddly but are they really? Listen to my side of the story and you might see as I do that they are manipulative, malicious, little beasts, perpetually plotting to kill their owners and fly or flop into the great blue yonder...
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.
The albino budgie is a beautiful creature. The needs of this pet are not much different from normal coloured budgies, but there are some interesting traits of this type that you should know about. An albino budgie can make a perfect pet for those who love this parakeet.
Budgies are great pets. They are smart, funny, can become pretty attached to a human being and some even learn to talk! But there is more to keeping a budgie than you would think at first glance. Is a budgie right for you? Read on to find out.
I've learned that parrots, like children, have an uncanny habit of saying things at the most inopportune moments. Vying for attention, they rise superbly and instinctively to occasions when attention is focused elsewhere, outdoing themselves with verbal acuity.
Ideas and examples of how to organize indoor space for companion birds. What to look for in a bird tree or stand, ideas for building one yourself, and things to think about when choosing a cage.
Parakeet essential diet: What food to feed a budgie as well as a list of toxic foods to avoid for parakeets. Here is how to easily feed your parakeet a healthy and balanced diet.
If you are searching for that perfect parrot, it is out there. When you find your perfect parrot, make sure you treat them well. Find out how to take care of your Pionus.
A detailed comparison of the Macaw and African Grey by a parrot expert and owner of both. Includes pictures and suggestions in order for you to make the best choice possible.
Which fruits and vegetables are safe for your bird, and how do you get him to eat them? Getting your bird to eat his fruits and vegetables can be difficult, however, it's not impossible.
Based on my personal experience, the following article explains the egg-laying process in lovebirds, egg-binding and its cure and also takes a special look at infertility in lovebirds.
Budgies need more than a cage, perches and a bowl of seeds. But what more should you provide them with? Find out in this article.
Breeding budgerigars, or budgies, is a very delicate and time-consuming process. Difficulty and the hard work aside, breeding parakeets is an experience worth remembering.
Lovebirds need to be clean to stay healthy. At times, they are scared of bathing. Looking for easy ways to bathe your lovebird? This article discusses ways to bathe your pets.
When you have a unique pet, it needs a unique name! Here are over 250 creative parrot names to name your birdie bud!
Do birds make good pets? If you want a pet that will not make you overhaul your lifestyle, birds are a good choice. Read on to discover 8 top reasons why birds make good pets.
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.
People love their pets. Dogs and cats are the most popular pets, but parrots may be a close third choice. Parrots usually bond with one member of the family, but still accept others that flock around.
Dusky conures are affectionate and clever birds. They can make wonderful pets and companions and usually get on well with other birds in the family.
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.
So, you either found a baby duck or multiple baby ducks, or you bought one at a feed store and you need help. I personally found three abandoned ducklings in the middle of a busy intersection.
Budgies are great friends to have. A quick browse on Google images reveals many images of their amusing antics. It's no wonder that they are so popular to have as a pet. Most people start with one, but quickly start to wonder... should I get a...
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!
Has your lovebird given birth to a newborn baby? 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.
A parrot may refuse to enter its cage by using avoidance behavior or aggression. What's an owner to do?
It can be delightful to converse with your parrot, but... how do you get it to communicate with you?
What do you need to set up a cage that will meet all your bird's needs and keep him happy? This article details things to consider when choosing perches, food and water bowls, mineral supplements and toys.
Not pleased with your pet pigeons? Well, you could be raising them in a poor way. See how to raise pigeons to enjoy their full benefits. Learn the best practices for keeping attractive birds at home.
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.
A list of basic tricks to start training your macaw along with step-by-step instructions on specific tricks and behaviors. Pictures and videos included.
Is your pet lovebird losing feathers? Do you find your pet being aggressive or grumpy? Does he/she bite you? Chances are that your pet is undergoing a molt. Read this article to know how you can help.
While not as common as cats and dogs, birds are popular pets. However, some people believe keeping caged birds is cruel, even if the birds are well-cared for and are allowed plenty of time outside of the cage. Here's a bird owner's point of view on the topic.
All your pets deserve the right treatment and that includes being aware of diseases that can harm your little birds. To prevent diseases you need to take time informing about them and feed and treat pets well, but it is not guaranteed that diseased...