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A Bird’s Daily Diet

In the wild, animals find ways to naturally balance their diet But in the cage, proper nutrition is up to you Nutritional deficiencies are a leading cause of disease among birds, so knowing...

Foods Birds Should Avoid

In captivity, birds' diets and energy requirements are different from their ancestors in the wild They no longer have to compete for food, territory, or environmental stability, defend...

Bird Behavior Basics

Fortunately, birds are normally healthy and seldom show sudden behavior changes unless ill Most changes in bird behavior can be associated with growth development, sexual maturity,...

Bird Beak Problems

The health of your bird’s beak is essential to his overall health Not only does your bird use his beak to eat, he also uses it to communicate, handle objects, move around, and defend...

How Your Bird Uses its Beak

Eating: The primary way your bird uses his beak is simply to eat There are, however, many different methods of feeding, depending on the type of bird and beak Below are some of the major...

How to Deal with Feather Plucking

Feather plucking can frustrate and worry many bird owners It is a major problem for birds, but is difficult to treat because of its many varied causes The first thing you need to do is...

Understanding Molting

A bird will naturally shed its old feathers and replace them with new ones Feathers, which are “dead” organic parts - like human fingernails - cannot be repaired by a bird’s natural...

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?

Overweight birds are more common than you may think, and unfortunately, the health effects of excess fat can be quite serious Among the more serious dangers related to bird obesity is the...

Beak Care Basics

A bird's beak is not only amazing and versatile, it is also vital to her existence A bird uses her beak to eat, obtain food and move herself from place to place It is instrumental in...