Lovebirds are small birds, but they are full of energy. It is always exciting to bring a new bird home—all the more is the prospect of bonding with the bird and gaining their trust. But this doesn't happen over a night. Here's what I did to gain the trust of my female lovebird Juju.
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?
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.
I had Blue Tits nesting in my garden this year in a bird box I had attached to the wall. In this article, 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.
When you have a unique pet, it needs a unique name! Here are over 250 creative parrot names to name your birdie bud!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breeding budgerigars, or budgies, is a very delicate and time-consuming process. Difficulty and hard work aside, breeding parakeets is an experience worth remembering.
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.
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!
Based on my personal experience, this article explains the egg-laying process in lovebirds, as well as egg-binding and how to remedy it. I also take a special look at infertility in lovebirds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many different arguments over whether it's good to pluck a blood feather or better to use cornstarch powder to stop the bleeding. Here are some basic rules to get you started.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few of the best names for a tropical bird, straight from the parrot's mouth. Explore Portuguese names for colors and household objects, along with some movie-inspired names.
Get detailed instructions on what you should do if you accidentally clip your parakeet's nail too short. Don't hesitate to call your vet if you're worried.
If you want to add a beautiful decorative statement to your windows while attracting hummingbirds, this easy-to-make feeder wreath will help the little guys find their way to you. I made mine in less than a half hour with an investment of under $20, and I have more hummingbirds than ever before!
Discover what food to feed a budgie as well as a list of toxic foods to avoid. Here, you'll find how to easily feed your parakeet a healthy and balanced diet.
Find out how to quickly and easily finger train a wild parakeet in a few simple steps.