Grooming Your Bird

If you own a dog or a cat, you probably knew that you would have to spend some time grooming your new pet. However, did you know that birds need to be groomed, too? Of course, you won’t be brushing his feathers, but you will need to clip his toenails, clip his wings and give…

Handfeeding Unweaned Birds

If you think that handfeeding means holding some seeds or pellets in your hand and convincing your bird to eat them, you are not alone. Quite a few other people think the same thing. However, handfeeding actually involves feeding a baby bird that is not yet able to eat on its own a soft diet.…

Feeding Your Bird

Feeding a bird is easy. After all, you just toss some seeds in a bowl and give them some water and you’re done, right? Actually, if you want a healthy bird, you will need to do a bit more than that. There are quite a few different bird diets you can choose from. Bird seed…

Choosing Toys for Birds

With their strong beaks and active minds, it is no wonder that birds quickly grow unhappy if they are sitting in an empty cage. Since some birds become pluckers and pull out the majority of their feathers when they are bored, it is important that you give birds toys to keep them happy and healthy.…

Bird Safety

Despite the fact that some of them can outlive their owners, birds are more fragile than many other types of animals. In fact, miners used this weakness to stay safe underground. They often carried a canary with them because they knew these birds were so sensitive that the canary would die if the air in…

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…