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Make Your Own Bird Treats

A birds diet that is fun and easy Feeding your bird doesn’t have to mean just seeds or nuts or commercial food Birds love a good snack too, and many birds need treats to give them...

A Bird’s Daily Diet

Because of their high metabolism, birds are sensitive to nutritional deficiencies In the wild, animals find ways to naturally balance their diet But in the cage, proper nutrition is up to...

Foods Birds Should Avoid

There are some foods that should be enjoyed in moderation and others your bird should avoid altogether In captivity, birds' diets and energy requirements are different from their ancestors...

Your Bird’s Body Language

Just like you, your bird can say a lot with his body Read on for some tips on translation Pet birds are known for being very intelligent, emotional, and communicative creatures It is very...

Bird Behavior Basics

Most changes in bird behavior are associated with growth development, environment, or bonding with humans Fortunately, birds are normally healthy and seldom show sudden behavior changes...

Bird Beak Problems

Your bird’s beak is a visible sign of his well-being It’s important to know the signs of an unhealthy beak The health of your bird’s beak is essential to his overall health Not only...

How Your Bird Uses its Beak

Your bird can use its beak to do many things important to its survival Here is a guide for understanding this unique tool Eating: The primary way your bird uses his beak is simply to eat...

How to Deal with Feather Plucking

Feather plucking is a very common behavioral disorder in domestic birds, and can be caused by many factors Feather plucking can frustrate and worry many bird owners It is a major problem...

Understanding Molting

Molting is a natural process for your bird, but too much molting can indicate a serious health issue A bird will naturally shed its old feathers and replace them with new ones Feathers,...

Parasites and Your Bird

Parasite infestation, both internal and external, is avoidable and treatable Unfortunately, birds are subject to internal parasites just like other animals Internal parasites (usually...

Is Your Bird Overweight?

Obesity poses greater dangers to birds than to other animals Overweight birds are more common than you may think, and unfortunately, the health effects of excess fat can be quite serious...

Beak Care Basics

Your bird uses her beak for much more than just eating — so be sure to treat it with care A bird's beak is not only amazing and versatile, it is also vital to her existence A bird uses...

Monitoring Your Bird’s Health

Birds are capable of masking poor health — often until it is too late to help Regular at-home and veterinary examinations are important, even if you believe your bird is in good...

Celebrating the Holidays with your Pet Bird

The holidays are fun but they can be hectic Here’s how to keep your pet bird safe, relaxed and engaged Holiday fun isn’t just for the people in your family Your pet bird will feel the...

Putting Your Birdcage in the Right Place

It may seem like a bird’s environment is just inside his cage, but the outside world matters just as much Your bird’s environment is very important, and though it seems as though...