How Feral Peacocks Stay Alive in Urban Neighborhoods
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?
How to Get Wild Birds Like Blue Tits to Nest in the Garden
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.
Your Guide to Your First Pet Albino Budgie
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 Guide to Owning a Scarlet Macaw
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.
8 Pet Birds With Short Life Spans (Under 20 Years)
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.
Birdies in the Background: Life With Three Playful Parrots
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.
Keeping Pet Ducks: Ducklings, Imprinting, and Ethical Treatment
Designed with the pet duck caregiver in mind, this article focuses on how to take care of domestic ducks—from imprinting ducklings to raising them, including answers to practical and ethical questions.
Why Lovebirds Make Good Pets and How to Care for Them
Discover why lovebirds make endearing and personable pets. Learn how to feed and groom them and how to set up a fun and safe cage for your birds.
Dusky Conures as Pet Birds: Affectionate and Clever Parrots
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.
The Moustache Parakeet: A Playful and Clever Pet Parrot
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.
All About Scaly Breasted Lorikeets: Pet Birds and Wild Birds
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 also make entertaining pets!
Everything You Want to Know About Cockatiels as Pets!
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!