Care & Feeding
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What to Do if You Cut Your Parakeet's Nail Too Short
Did you accidentally clip your parakeet's nail too short? Find out what things you can do to remedy the situation. However, don't hesitate to call your vet if you're worried.
The Best Parakeet Diet and Foods: 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 another 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?
Did you know that birds need more than store-bought seeds and pellets to stay healthy? Find out which fruits and vegetables are safe for your bird and how to successfully convince them to consume these foods.
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.
How to Clip and Trim a Parakeet's Nails
It's very important to keep your parakeet's claws trimmed. You can go to a professional, but I've found that it's much quicker and cheaper to do it at home. Here's how to avoid clipping a vein and hurting your parakeet in the process.
Tips for Caring for Your First Pet Budgie (Parakeet)
Budgies (parakeets) make wonderful pets for first-time and experienced birdkeepers alike. Tips for acquiring and caring for a pet parakeet.