Care & Feeding
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 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.
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.
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 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.
What to Do if You Cut Your Parakeet's Nail Too Short
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.
The Best Diet and Food for Parakeets: What to Feed a Budgie
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.
How to Minimize Hormonal Aggression in a Moody Parrot
Learn some simple, small changes that make a BIG difference in your pet bird's behavior!
How to Prepare to Adopt a Bird and Bring Your New Pet Home
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 and have on hand when you first bring it home.
Should You Add Fruits and Vegetables to Your Pet Bird's Diet?
Birds need more than store-bought seeds and pellets, but which fruits and vegetables are safe for your bird, and how do you get him to eat them? Getting a bird to eat his fruits and vegetables can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Here's how.
The Importance of a Quality Bird Cage and Where to Find a Cheap One
Find a bird cage that will last at an affordable price.
Should You Clip Your Bird's Wings, and Is It Permanent?
This article provides an introduction to the topic of wing clipping for those new to the bird world.
Tips for Caring for Your First Pet Budgie (Parakeet)
Budgies (parakeets) make wonderful pets for first-time and experienced bird keepers alike. Tips for acquiring and caring for a pet parakeet.