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How to Take Care of Mandarin Ducks

Here's an informative guide to caring for the elusive and colorful mandarin duck.

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Easy Hacks to Help Mess-Proof Your Bird Cage!

From using plexiglass to create "walls" for your cage to taping up the cracks in your seed guard, these easy tips will drastically reduce the mess.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Essentials of Owning a Bird

Here's a short guide to help you give your bird the best life.

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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.

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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.

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How to Make a Budgie Live Longer

Learn simple steps to drastically improve your budgie's lifespan.

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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.

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Caring for Newborn Lovebirds

Has your lovebird laid an egg? 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.

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How to Care for Your Quaker Parrots

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.

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Lovebird Molting: Symptoms and Care

Is your pet lovebird losing feathers? Do you find your pet being aggressive or grumpy enough to bite others? Learn more about the symptoms of lovebird molting and how you can help them.

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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.

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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.

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How to Care for Your Pet Budgie

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.

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How to Raise Pigeons as Pets

Learn how to raise pigeons properly to enjoy their full benefits. Learn the best practices for keeping these attractive birds at home.

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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.

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4 Best Ways to Exercise Your Parrot

Looking for alternative exercises for your parrot? Here are four of them as suggested by a Brazilian vet and his bird!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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How to Purchase Bird Supplies for Your Pet Bird

Purchasing supplies for your pet bird can be a confusing task if you are a new owner. Learn what sort of food, cage, toys, and accessories to buy for your feathered friend.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wing Clipping Guide for Bird Owners

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.

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Caring for Cockatiel Babies

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 about the baby's future color.

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Which Foods Are Safe for Parakeets to Eat?

Like other pets, parakeets love variety in their diets. Here is a list of foods that are safe to feed to your pet parakeet.

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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.

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Getting a Budgie: Things You Need

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.

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What Do Budgies Eat?

How much food should you give to budgies? What should you feed them (and not give them)? Learn more about the basics of feeding your budgies.

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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.

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How to Raise Baby Ducklings

Found a baby duck or multiple baby ducks or bought one at a feed store? Here is how to successfully raise those baby ducklings based on my experience.