Identifying Sick Birds

When you’re sick everyone knows it just by glancing at you. Your red, runny nose, feverish eyes and downright listless attitude are surefire clues that you are ill. It should be just as easy to identify a sick bird, right? Actually, by the time your bird is sick enough for you to see his symptoms…

Caring for Sick Birds

Although caring for any sick pet can be a bit tricky, caring for sick birds is extremely challenging. By the time many bird owners realize their pets are sick, the birds are seriously ill. If your bird is sick, you should contact your avian veterinarian immediately. However, reaching your veterinarian when you realize your bird…

Teach Your Bird Simple Tricks

While most people think of pet birds as animals that just sit in the cage or perch on someone’s shoulder and say the occasional funny phrase, some birds can actually learn quite a few interesting and entertaining tricks. While not all birds are able to perform elaborate tricks, you should be able to teach your…

Teach Your Bird to Talk

One of the most common reasons people have for buying a pet bird is the desire for a talking pet. Most people think of the talented African grey when they picture a talking bird, but quite a few different types of birds can actually learn to talk. In fact, some finch owners say their birds…

Reading Your Bird’s Body Language

Understanding what your pets are telling you can be a real challenge, even if they can talk. After all, few parrots communicate their feelings with words, although at least one African gray has been known to loudly announce, ‘I’m bored!’ when he were being neglected. Luckily your bird’s body language speaks just as loudly as…

Stop Birds from Biting

One of the biggest problems bird owners have with their pets is the tendency birds have to bite. Birds bite for a variety of reasons, which makes breaking this bad habit a bit of a challenge. Luckily, it is often possible to stop birds from biting. Newly weaned baby birds often turn from adorable cuddle…