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Pet parrots love eating bird foods like fortified seeds

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...
Bright faced bird exhibiting normal behavior in its cage

Bird Behavior Basics

Fortunately, birds are normally healthy and seldom show sudden behavior changes unless ill Most changes in...
Human training a pet bird to eat out of their hand

Bird Training Basics

Training your bird is an essential part of your relationship with him Not only can it be used to curb bad...
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Clipping Your Bird’s Feathers and Nails

Whether or not to clip the flight feathers crosses the mind of every bird owner While your bird could still take flight for short distances, clipped feathers will keep her from flying away...
Rainbow of bird feathers that can be clipped painlessly by a vet

How to Bathe Your Bird

Nearly all birds love water and, unlike other pets, actually enjoy taking baths Bathing not only removes debris but also helps to maintain skin moisture Your bird’s species and size will...

Correcting Bad Bird Habits

Birds are very intelligent animals, but can frequently be misbehavers as well Many pet bird owners have had to deal with their birds screaming, biting, acting aggressively, and generally...
Only the calmest types of parrots will cease from biting or screaming

Bird Training Basics

Training your bird is an essential part of your relationship with him Not only can it be used to curb bad behaviors and make your bird easier to deal with, but it can be a fun way to...
Human training a pet bird to eat out of their hand

Training Your Bird to Talk

Not all pet birds are capable of mimicking speech Among the species that are known to be good mimickers are: African Grey Parrots Amazons: Blue Fronts, Double Yellowheads, Red...
A blue feathered pet parrot, leaning in toward owner, during training

Caring for Pet Birds: A Few Helpful Tips

Birds may seem very different from more traditional pets such as dogs and cats, yet the same basic rules apply for their care The essential ingredients are love, attention, good nutrition,...
Caring for your bird means feeding them a diet containing fruits

Starting a Bird Family

Thinking about breeding your bird Visiting the vet, hand-feeding hatchlings, investing in special nesting supplies and having an emergency plan in place are just a few issues that may need...
Breeding your birds the proper way: nutrition and nesting

Choosing Your Pet Bird

Captive versus wild bird types As you think about what type of bird would fit best into your family, also consider the issue of captivity Common pet bird types include finches, canaries,...
A pet parakeet playfully dibbling on its owner's finger

Getting Your Home Bird-Ready

Choosing the right cage Bird cages are readily available at most pet shops and come in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes Size: A general rule is that adult birds should be able to...
A vibrantly green pet parrot, gazing from inside its cage

Make your own Bird Treats

Birds love a good snack too, and many birds need treats to give them variety or additional nutrients in their diet You can usually buy these treats from any pet store, but a fun and...
What birds should and do eat includes dried fruits and peanut butter