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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:51:43 -0500


Are You Keeping Your Birds And Other Pets Together?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:42:12 -0500

Birds and your other pets such as cats and dogs may not be compatible together. Here is how to deal with the situation if you are facing so.

Should You Diaper Your Pet Duck?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:30:55 -0600

Putting a diaper on your duck is something that you can do to allow your duck to be able to go all around the house without you having to worry about it making messes all over the place and keeping your home clean. The great thing about having a diaper on the duck is that you aren't going to always have to worry about finding surprises left and right in your house and that will take a lot of worry off of your shoulders when or if you decide to get a duck for a pet in your home.

Bird Feeding - A Big American Hobby

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 21:10:00 -0600

Did you know that there are millions of Americans that feed wild birds on a regular basis? According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, there are 83 million Americans that feed wild birds for a variety of reasons. People feed wild birds to bring beauty to their outdoor spaces, for therapy or relaxation and for educational purposes for themselves or others.

The Budgie - A Sensitive Soul

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:19:57 -0500

How many animals have died or been put down due to emotional and mental problems, rather than physical. I think most of us are aware of dogs and larger animals pining, but how many of us - myself included - would have considered that a little bird like a budgie would go through a similar process?

Eye Infection in Lovebirds - Causes and Treatment

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:14:00 -0500

If some of your birds have developed this infection try to do the treatment as early as possible. An eye infection in its early stages is easy to cure.

Four Ways to Reduce Aggressive Behavior in Budgies

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:02:30 -0500

During the breeding season they often show aggression towards other budgies if bred in colonies. It often happens that this aggression leads to the death of a budgie and if not the budgie can get severe bodily injuries.

Can Lovebirds and Budgies Live Together?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:39:53 -0500

Lovebirds are slightly bigger in size than Budgies but they have very strong beaks. The can become aggressive towards any other species of birds if put together in the same cage. Budgies have smaller beaks and they cannot defend themselves if a lovebird becomes aggressive towards them. Lovebirds can cut budgies' feet or get them seriously injured if you put a budgie into a lovebird's cage or vice versa.

Breeding Lovebirds in a Colony Setting

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:47:21 -0500

If you want to breed lovebirds in a colony setting first decide the number of birds and the species of lovebirds you want to keep. Then select the size of the cage according to your specific requirements. And finally decide on the location of the colony so that your lovebirds can live happily and breed to their maximum potential.

How to Tame a Lovebird

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:27:11 -0500

Lovebirds are amazing pets. They add beauty to your home. If you tame a lovebird then their utility as pets has a doubling effect.

6 Tips To Take Care Of Your Parakeets

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:11:49 -0500

It's important to know that parakeets are entertaining pets. They don't need lots of cost or upkeep. With proper care, these birds can live up to 14 years. Given below are a few tips that you can follow to take good care of your birds keep them happy at all times.

Guide To Installing A Bird Cage

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:08:51 -0600

To protect your birds, you need a cage. Best wires to use There are many types of wires you can use with the most popular being: Galvanized wires: A galvanized wire is one that is coated with zinc which is highly toxic. The main role of the coating is to prevent corrosion thus increasing durability. To protect your birds you should consider removing the coating. You do this by soaking or sandblasting the wire. To prevent the wire from corroding apply non-toxic paint to the wire.

5 Pet Birds That Make Great Additions to the Family

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:30:20 -0500

Birds are amazing creatures that could be a great addition to your family. When choosing a pet bird, you will want to find the bird most compatible with your lifestyle and living situation. Here are some of the most popular birds that make the perfect pets.

The Mysterious Pelican of Rhodes

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:25:51 -0500

When I was a young man, my perception of what was real and possible in the universe was based on the premise that "facts" and "logic" were the cornerstones of what was widely acknowledged as "reality". I adhered to this misconceived notion unquestionably, not realizing that there is indeed magic in the world, and that we often only have to be in the right place, at the right time to discover it.

Tips for Attracting Cardinals to Your Outdoor Area

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:12:11 -0500

The Northern Cardinal is well known for its beautiful red color, black mask, conical beak, and loud musical whistle. It is one of the most well known birds in America and has been selected as the state bird of seven different states. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina all claim the Northern Cardinal as their own. Attracting cardinals to your outdoor area is easy to do if you provide shelter,the proper food, and fresh water for them.

5 Things You Need to Know About Parrots!

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:49:49 -0500

Parrots are beautiful birds with very distinct colors. You may have seen one in the wild or even own one as a pet. However, we wanted to give you some important facts about their behaviour that makes them different from your average companion animal.

Want a Talking Bird? Learn Which Birds Love to Talk

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 06:34:14 -0600

Spending a few minutes chatting with a talking bird can brighten your day, and adding a bird to your family will provide a fun opportunity to enjoy the bonds that form when your feathered companion can talk. Many types of birds love to talk and their styles can vary according to their species as well as their temperament. While some birds may be able to memorize a few words, others can carry on full conversations. Here are the top pet bird types that have the ability to learn to talk along with their defining characteristics to help you decide which one will best fit your lifestyle.

The Considerations of Having a Parrot As a Pet

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:46:45 -0600

This article is in recognition of the increasing amount of Parrots being surrendered to bird sanctuaries/volunteer bird adoption programs because of the impulse purchasing of parrots. What should you know before purchasing/adopting a Parrot?

How to Buy a Pet Bird: 5 Important Things You Need To Know

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 06:48:04 -0600

Do you have fascination about birds? Do you want to buy a pet bird? Then you must know it's a tricky process. Learn 5 important things before you plan to buy a pet bird.

Discover How You Can Have The Best Budgie Aviary In Town

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:25:27 -0500

This article describes three essential design features that should be incorporated in every first class budgie aviary. The health and well-being of these attractive little birds depends greatly on the type of enclosure in which they have to live out their lives.

Basic Tricks for Birds

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:08:31 -0500

Birds are clever animals and are good companion pets. They can be taught easily with the right training preparation and techniques. Being able to teach a pet a new trick is a very rewarding experience for its owner. Training animals will not just make them smarter.

Interesting Tidbits About Birds

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:35:39 -0500

Bird lovers know that these inquisitive and social creatures make ideal pets that can provide plenty of entertainment and companionship. While all birds need basic housing, nutritious food and plenty of watchful care, it is important to understand the features that are unique to each species that may affect their health and happiness. Whether you are considering a pet bird or already have one of your own, check out these interesting tidbits about birds that can provide more insight into their behavior.

Cages and Toys for Budgies

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:43:08 -0500

Selecting the right cage for your budgies is very important. Toys are useful in keeping the birds happy and engaged.

Food for Budgies

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:41:36 -0500

Selecting Food for Budgies. Articles deals with the different types of food.

Caring For Your Pet Dove

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:18:33 -0500

Doves are gentle and loving pets. Their gentle nature makes them a great choice for a child's first pet, or a companion for the elderly. Doves can show great affection for their owners and never bite or show aggression to people. This article will outline the traits and personality of Doves, as well as their care and feeding.

Maintaining A Large Finch Flight - Time Saving Tips For A Clean and Healthy Bird Habitat

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:44:13 -0500

If you have a large indoor flight for your birds, or are considering one, you probably feel like it's a huge task to maintain it. Fortunately there are several things you can do to reduce the work while providing a very clean and healthy environment for your birds. These tips will help you to save time cleaning so you have more time to relax and enjoy your birds.

The Beauty of African Grey Parrots

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:32:51 -0500

African Grey parrots are sensitive and highly intelligent birds. They require a strong commitment on part of their owner.

Breeding the African Grey Parrots

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:40:33 -0500

It is good to know about the breeding process and information of African Grey parrots. These birds are beautiful and loved by so many parrot lovers all around the world.

Catching Birds

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:22:19 -0500

When we were living in Southern California, my preteen daughter acquired a cockatiel and a parakeet who escaped due to my negligence. Her interest in birds quickly expanded to raising finches for pet stores. We built two aviaries in the backyard to house the birds and it wasn't long before the aviary sprung a leak and I became an expert at recapturing escapees!

Tips For Picking Out a Safe Cage For Finches

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:00:44 -0500

Picking out a cage for a finch may sound easy - they are only little birds after all - but takes as much care as for a larger bird. Understanding their needs is the first step to picking the best cage and here are some tips.

Sleep - How Much Sleep Do Most Parrots Need?

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:24:41 -0500

It is the purpose of this article to inform current and future Parrot owners the importance of sleep. Sleep is a major factor in your bird's health and well being. Lack of sleep has been associated with many issues with birds. In this article is advice on space considerations to make certain your Parrot has the best opportunity to get the rest it needs.

How to Breed Finches

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:34:52 -0500

For many people, their beautiful song and attractive colored feathers make finches an instant draw. They can also be less expensive to buy and own than parrots and also easier to breed. Here we look at the basics of breeding finches.

The Jersey Giant

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:16:41 -0600

Wow... what can I say about the Jersey Giant but what a colossal breed of Chicken. They are a BIG bird! The Jersey Giant is a Dual-Purpose Breed and and comes in 3 different Color variations.

Parrot Toys - Keeping Your Parrot Interested by Using Your Creativity

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:15:06 -0600

Toys are some of best tools for bonding with your parrot. At some point and time, your bird may get bored with purchased toys and quit playing with them all together. This can be detrimental to your bird's physical and social health. The purpose of this article is to keep your bird interested and active by providing some creative ideas for modifying or making your parrot's toys.

Peeper, the White Wing

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:43:41 -0600

Peeper, a white wing dove, came into our life before he could fly. Evidently he was blown out of his nest. We had the joy of caring for Peeper until he was ready to live on his own.

Parrot Health - Illnesses Pertaining to the Eyes

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:19:21 -0600

This article through personal experience and research describes some of the most common issues with the eyes of Parrots. This article is for research only and is not intended to substitute the need for an avian veterinarian.

What All Parrot Owners Need to Know About the Avian Bornavirus and the Relationship With PDD

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:11:23 -0600

The Avian Bornavirus is one of the illnesses with the most complexity your Parrot can be succumbed to. In this article the focus is to help clear up some of the facts.

Finally, Our Female Lovebird Laid Eggs

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:37:57 -0600

This is a general article on keeping lovebirds. Lovebirds are cute animals with funny and loving behaviors as indicated by their names. If you intend to keep and breed them, you need to learn many things about them so you can prepare and provide them with the best care possible.

Miss Gander

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:18:34 -0600

An unusual conversation while on my way to visit a friend. My friend's office is located on the Mercer Slough in a park-like setting. It is isolated and quiet right smack dab on the south end of the second largest city in Washington. I parked my car and started to approach the large double glass office doors. There in the vestibule stood a huge live Canadian honking gander facing me!

Bird Watching - What to Look for in Binoculars

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:11:58 -0500

Bird watching is a great hobby for people of all ages and there are some who are so into bird watching that they travel the world hoping to get a glance at a particular species of bird. Having a great pair of binoculars for bird watching will help to ensure your chances of not only spotting a specific species of bird will also help you in identifying them and getting information about them.

A Zebra Finch - Your Perfect Pet?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:09:24 -0500

It's not hard to see why so many people choose to keep pet birds, but deciding exactly which one can be a tricky task. So why are Zebra Finches so popular, and would they be the perfect pet for you?

How to Create a Healthy Diet Plan for Your Pet Bird

Fri, 09 May 2014 12:54:12 -0500

Even though they have become quite common, birds are still considered to be exotic pets. This is the reason why many owners are not sure about the right way in which to feed them. Perhaps the biggest mistake is to offer only seeds as they do not offer the full spectrum of nutrients required by these lovely creatures. Find out how to feed your pet bird properly so that it is healthy and happy.

Raptor Vision Owls

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:40:32 -0500

I was nervous when the owl stepped back onto the leather glove. The bird handler, Dave, simply said, "step back," and the beatufiul barn owl put one claw back and then the other. He was so light to hold and gentle on the glove.

Keeping Zebra Finches

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:58:40 -0500

If you are new to bird-keeping or aviculture and are looking for a species to start with the zebra finch may be the one to consider. You may be an experienced keeper of other types of birds and want to start with finches, so these would be well worth considering.

Cage Vs Aviaries: Which One Should You Choose?

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:33:26 -0600

Those who love birds and are into bird-breeding often wonder which would be the best - building their own aviary or getting a ready-made bird cage. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each and how you can create a happy and safe environment for your feathered friends.

Tips For A Spacious And Attractive Aviary In Your Yard

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:22:26 -0500

An aviary can be a connected structure to your house, such as the patio or solarium- type. Or it can be a free-standing structure in your yard resembling a greenhouse. Here are some functional and arty tips for building an aviary.

Saving the Bluebird

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:28:54 -0500

This is a short history of how human actions have affected bluebird populations, both positively and negatively. It describes damages done to bluebirds and other songbirds, especially that wreaked by the introduction of invasive species. helpful actions past and present are described.

A Simple Pleasure In Life - Feeding the Birds

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:10:53 -0500

This is just a quick story about how I started my bird-watching. Or after you read the article, you may think my obsession with bird-feeding!

Window Mounted Bird Feeder: 3 Advantages Over Traditional Feeding Station

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:35:25 -0500

Interested in getting a window mounted bird feeder? Read this article first to learn the top three advantages of these feeding stations over traditional feeders.

The Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder: A Great Way to Birdwatch Indoors

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:25:26 -0500

The squirrel proof bird feeder is a great way to watch the birds from inside your home. Here are instructions for how best to use one.

Birds: The Care Of Birds, Their Feeders And The Squirrels That Visit

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:29:47 -0500

Basic tips on the care of bird feeders. Also learn the secret to keeping squirrels away from your bird feeders.

Different Types of Birds According to Their Diets

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:24:21 -0500

There are plenty of birds that add beauty to the land, air, and sea of the world around us. They have different colors, sizes, sounds and characteristics. We identify them according to species, but many people also classify them according to the food they eat.

Basic Training for Your Pet Bird or Parrot

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:11:04 -0500

n this article I will discuss some basic techniques to build a closer bond of trust with your pet bird or parrot. This is the first step on the training ladder:-) We will discuss building a 'bridge' or 'marker' association with your bird. One of the most useful tools in positive reinforcement training. This is an ideal way to start the training process whether your bird is cuddly tame, excitable, frightened or nervous. Training is such an important part of captive bird and parrot welfare that it should be considered mandatory. These birds are very intelligent and require a lot of mental stimulation and you're the one to give it to them! This in turn will help develop a very close relationship between you and your bird forming a bond that will last a lifetime.

Planning to Buy a Parrot? Read This First

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:05:44 -0500

Parrots are smart, beautiful animals. Many acquire extensive vocabularies. Some can respond to simple questions. A few learn tricks. You might think that a parrot is the ideal pet. But you'd be wrong.

Free The Birds

Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:25:48 -0500

I swore never to have pets when my children were young. Whoops, I forgot about the giant african snails... and the canaries... and the dogs!

Buying the Best Aviaries

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 07:23:42 -0500

Birds are always a welcome addition because not only are they very colorful, they are also very entertaining. However, just like your fish, cats and dogs, they too need to be housed in a good environment that mimics their natural habitat and that can be achieved by putting them in aviaries rather than bird cages. Read on to find out how you can buy the best aviaries to show your love for your fine, feathered friends.

Never Underestimate the Genetic Upline of a Pterodactyl

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:14:46 -0500

The other day, I was at an outdoors concert and festival at the beach. It was well attended by humans, dogs and birds. It's amazing that there was something there for every body, regardless of species. There were some folks dancing near the stage and other people in the back row waving their hands. One lady had a piece of fried fish - part of her "fish and chips" lunch from the seafood snack bar. She was waving it to the music, because it was already in her hand. Guess what happened next.

First Steps In Training Your Parakeet To Talk

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:25:55 -0500

Parakeets have always been the most popular pets among birds. They are known for their chitchatting and easy domestication. Their basic color feather is yellowish green, but they also come in other colors, such as colorful blue, and sometimes, they can be completely white or yellow.

How to Clean and Care for Your Bird Aviaries

Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:39:45 -0500

Many of us want to build bird aviaries for a lot of reasons, but mainly to have something colorful and decorative to add visual appeal to our homes and also to indulge in our innate love for birds. Whether you consider aviaries as a hobby or as a source of income, it is important to maintain a clean and safe environment not just for the birds but also for their humans. Read on to learn how to do just that.

Natural Pest and Rodent Control Through Using Nest Boxes for Barn Owls, Kestrels, and Bluebirds

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:57:51 -0500

To help reduce the amount of poisons in the environment, farmers and property owners can establish high numbers of rodent and insect eating birds by erecting nest boxes designed for the proper species. Nest box programs not only lower the need for poisons, they also lower costs for the farmer and property owner. Predatory birds such as barn owls, kestrels, and bluebirds create a low-maintenance, self-sustaining system that renews itself year after year. Such populations of birds exert a constant pressure on pest species such as mice, voles, moles, rats, gophers, and numerous injurious insects.

Some Remarkable Facts About Eagles

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:06:19 -0500

I heard some very interesting facts about eagles the other day. I always knew that they were rather majestic and regal creatures, but I was never aware of these particular facts before.

The Last Song Birds - Migration of Our Most Loved Species Takes a Sinister Twist

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:18:57 -0500

Protecting endangered birds across Europe. My concerns for the future. My love of bird art.

Smart Tips to Build a Birdhouse

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:20:50 -0500

For People who love to have birds in their house, Building a birdhouse is of great importance. This article will help them to know about the things required to build a birdhouse at their own home.

Land Wild Birds' Beaks Functions

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 11:29:15 -0500

Land wild birds use their bills for many functions. This article is to help the bird watcher identify wild birds via the birds' beak and its uses.

Training the Mata Puteh

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:47:20 -0500

To speed up the development of [the Oriental White-eye] you may want to bring them at least once a week to gatherings ("Chai"). If the form is not up to a certain level, the birds will not "Chai" but there is no need to worry about it in the beginning.

Common Predators of Purple Martins

Fri, 31 May 2013 10:45:46 -0500

When we talk about Purple Martins, there is a well known fact associated with them. It is a fact that these little birds do not share their martin houses with other birds. The common reason behind this habit is the fear of being killed by birds such as starlings and sparrows. However, these are not the only threatening species.

Separating Facts From Fiction About Purple Martins

Fri, 31 May 2013 09:13:06 -0500

Belonging to the swallow family, purple martins are native to North America. These birds are popularly known for their high speed and agility as they dive down from the sky with their beautiful wings tucked in neatly to their bodies.

How to Create a Homemade Bird House

Fri, 31 May 2013 09:12:44 -0500

A bird house can be a real treat for your children if you are planning to build one this summer. These shelters for birds add an elegant touch to your backyard. Moreover it can be painted or decorated with glass mosaic windows which will make the little house look even more beautiful.

5 Points To Consider When Purchasing A New Bird Cage

Fri, 24 May 2013 11:31:49 -0500

5 simple points to consider when looking for a new bird cage. Find out the info you need to know to get it right first time!

Deciding Which Bird Species to Have As a Pet

Wed, 22 May 2013 15:50:05 -0500

If you want to hear the sounds of birds warbling greeting you in the morning, get birds as your pet. Be sure to know exactly which bird species you know you can take care of well as different birds have different needs in terms of food, supplies, and how to handle them.

Purple Martins: More Than an Object of Amusement for Humans

Mon, 20 May 2013 11:21:26 -0500

Purple martins have been a friend to mankind for a really long time. They are a one-of-a-kind swallow typically found in North America. Their faintly forked tail helps them with their flight providing them speed and dexterity. To sustain the wintertime, these young birds fly to South America specifically to Brazil and Argentina, while spending the springtime in the north. Therefore, they profoundly depend on humans for their safe habitat. Purple martin houses are the exclusive nest for the eastern species of these birds.

Air Cleaner For Aviary - 5 Best Features To Have

Fri, 17 May 2013 09:07:15 -0500

An air purifier in the aviary is essential. A cleaner with the right features will drastically improve the quality of life that you are able to offer. Here are 5 that are crucial to have in order for your unit to be effective.

Get Birds to Your Garden for Your Bird Nest Camera Boxes

Wed, 15 May 2013 10:33:29 -0500

At first glimpse it would seem that getting birds to occupy your bird nest box will be easy, look at the bigger picture before diving in with your bird box camera. Hopefully you will get the desired results.

Training Your Parrot

Fri, 10 May 2013 16:25:25 -0500

Parrots are great pets for the family. you will notice very quickly that these breads of birds are very intelligent and quick learners which makes the training very easy and exciting for the trainer.You must never forget that birds with great intelligence can easily get bored with there training, this means as the training instructor you must spend the time needed to make your parrot feel content with being in your presence.

Why Choose A Mobile Chicken Coop?

Thu, 09 May 2013 09:36:12 -0500

When raising chickens, it's best to have a coop that fits your preferences. You may want a standard coop or one that can go mobile. A mobile chicken coop is a portable coop, allowing owners to move it wherever they want.

Relocating an Active Birdhouse

Tue, 07 May 2013 07:46:27 -0500

There might be a time that you need to relocate a birdhouse with an active nest. If you must, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure the safety of the birds.

Spring Cleaning - Proper Bird Care for Your Backyard

Fri, 03 May 2013 09:08:53 -0500

When we hear people talk about spring cleaning we generally have thoughts of deep cleaning in our house. To me any kind of spring maintenance means getting prepared for the return of all my backyard birds. Whether you are headed into the winter months or the summer months, if you care about your feathered friends, you should always have their safety in mind. A little bit of care up front can go a long ways towards keeping those birds healthy and coming back year after year.

Bird Lovers Should Add Native Plants for Their Feathered Friends

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:11:31 -0500

Birds add natural beauty to gardens, parks and other landscapes with their gorgeous colorations, happy chirps, and graceful flight. Read on to learn more about this topic.

Best Bird Filters

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:52:15 -0500

There are a variety of filters for birds on the market today, and that's a good thing. However, it can be daunting to figure out what each filter does and which are best for your bird. Here is a brief description of the best filters for birds and what each one does.

A Clean Bird Room - 5 Ways To Keep Your Aviary Clean

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 09:17:37 -0500

One of the best ways you can give your bird a good life is to keep its room as clean as possible. Depending on the type and number of birds this can be challenging but not impossible. Here are 5 things you can do to keep its space clean and you and your bird healthier.

Pet Bird Air Purifier - Why A Portable Unit Is Best

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:30:34 -0500

As a bird-lover one of your main concerns is providing clean air. Portable filtration gives you the most control and this article is all about why that's true.

Exotic Birds: All About Purple Martin Housing

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:58:26 -0500

Purple Martins are the largest breed of swallows that nest typically in North America. These beautiful and exotic birds mostly depend on man-made or artificial housing like wood and aluminum houses mounted on poles or natural and artificial bird house gourds.

The Complete Gouldian Finch Birdwatching Profile

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:13:43 -0500

The Gouldian Finch is an endangered species that many birdwatchers consider the most spectacular bird in Australia. This article considers the habitat, diet and locations of the Gouldian Finch.

Dealing With Sparrowhawks

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:20:43 -0500

A lot of people don't want birds of prey in their garden. This is reasonable enough, and sparrowhawks are one of the most common issues. There's a few ways to deter them, so read on to find out how.

Feeding Birds- What Type of Feeder Should You Use?

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:17:16 -0500

Wild birds are surely capable of feeding themselves off the land. However, when weather extremes make things tougher for them, having an additional source of food or water can be a life saver.

Top Tips For Cleaning A Bird Aviary

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:54:58 -0500

A bird aviary in your backyard can do wonders to the overall ambiance of the area. This can be situated within a garden as part of the design or a focal point. Many people who love to keep and breed various species of birds will tell you that this is no easy hobby to take.

Protecting Garden Birds From Magpies

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:59:01 -0500

When you're trying to attract birds to your garden, it can be unfortunate to discover some pose a predatory threat to more vulnerable species. Magpies are especially dangerous during breeding season, so find out how to deter them here.

How to Begin Bird Watching at Home

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 06:59:01 -0500

While bird watching is a satisfying hobby, it often requires a good investment of time and patience. With minimal equipment and effort it's possible to begin bird watching from home, read on to find out how.

Why You Shouldn't Feed Ducks Or Try to Make a Wild Duck Your Pet

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 08:02:38 -0500

Not long ago, I was talking to a neighbor who said she wanted to feed this one particular duck. I told her she shouldn't do it because then all the ducks around here will start pooping all over the place. She said she was only going to feed one particular dock, who also had a mate who also came around to say hi to her and she felt a personal bonding between woman and duck. You know, sometimes you can't seem to get people to understand such simple concepts. You'll never guess what happened, although you probably can.

Bird Houses and Roosting Boxes - Are They Needed? Absolutely!

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:08:56 -0600

There are many North American birds that do not utilize man made bird houses. However, there are also many North American birds that do use them, and they have survived in large part because of man-made bird houses.

Protecting Feed for the Birds You Care About

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 07:36:59 -0600

No matter how much you invest in feeding and caring for local wildlife, certain species can pose a risk by finishing off the food meant for more vulnerable creatures. Blackbirds often fit this description, so it's worth learning how to deter them from the garden.

Feeding Pet Pigeons - Don't Do It and Here Is Why

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:10:04 -0600

Why is it that humans cannot stop feeding the birds? Have you noticed whenever you go out into a park someone is feeding the pigeons, the ducks, or some other species of bird? This probably isn't a very good idea because the types of things that people eat birds, especially wild birds, probably aren't all that good for them. Especially considering most people feed birds people food, things like popcorn, pieces of bread, and other such things. This is not in their natural and normal diet unless of course they are city birds, and they've adapted for such.

The Best Spring Feed for Your Birds

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:59:02 -0600

If you're intending to feed birds this spring, it's important to make sure handing out the right food in the right manner. Check below for a quick breakdown of the best feeds to use in spring bird feeding.

The On-Going Plight of the House Sparrow

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:59:01 -0600

The House Sparrow is an iconic part of British history, being perceived as a sign of love, vulgarity, luck and nuisance in equal parts over the years. They are currently suffering from severe population decline however, due to the risks and difficulties modern society poses.

Tips You Need to Know for Spring Bird Feeding

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:35:29 -0600

There's less feeding going on in the spring, especially compared to birds' hefty nutritional needs in winter. Nonetheless, there are a few important things to bear in mind to ensure the safety of your birds during spring feeding, keep reading to find out what.

Birds Through The Ages

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:01:57 -0600

Throughout history man has kept pets. Dogs have been the most popular and look how cats were revered in ancient Egypt. But birds have always been there as well. Parrots in particular were very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans and feature prominently in ancient writings.

Why Invest in A Bird Aviary

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:12:20 -0600

Instead of the traditional cages, aviaries are a growing popular option when it comes to housing pet birds. Read on to find out more about the particular reasons why an aviary serves a better home for your pet.

Homemade Chicken Incubator: How To

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:50:20 -0600

A chicken incubator is necessary if you want to hatch chicks and don't have the mother there to do it, as would normally work. You could go out and spend thousands of dollars buying an incubator from the store, but there's really no need to do that when you can get some basic supplies and make one yourself right at home. The first step is getting the supplies you need to get started.

The Right Way to Take Care of a Pet Parrot

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:47:45 -0600

Getting a pet parrot may turn out to be a highly worthwhile investment, in terms of time and money. Such a pet proves to be very fascinating to some people, especially with the numerous abilities they have. One can simply be entertained with the gesture of teaching their parrot a bunch of tricks, and a ton of time is to be dedicated into providing proper care for this type of bird. There are so many things, though, that one has to make sure of, such as cleaning its cage properly, changing its water supply as well as ensuring that it's always provided enough company. Below are some additional things to ponder upon when it comes to taking care of a pet parrot.

Bird Aviaries 101

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:10:19 -0600

For breeders and bird-lovers, aviaries are the perfect place to keep their beloved birds close but free enough to fly around and live among surroundings that mimic their natural habitat. However, you need to know that there are different types of aviaries and each play a different role with regards to keeping your birds safe, healthy and happy.

So You Bought a Parrot, Now What?

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:04:03 -0600

There's not a lot of information out on owning a parrot as a pet. I hope this article helps to clear up some of the myths and confusion.