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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...