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Calcium Foods for African Grey Parrots

African Greys are demanding pets, both mentally (because of their intelligence and tendency toward boredom) and physically. Without a proper diet, these sensitive birds can quickly become unhealthy and die. Calcium deficiency is one of the most common diet-related issues these birds......More...

3 Things You Shouldn't Do Around Budgies

Budgies are interesting pets to have. They are fun, social and good companions for people across all ages. They are good for places and homes where having bigger poets like cats and dogs may not really be practicable. While it is true that having any bird as pets can be a little stressful, anyone wi...More...

How to Maintain a Purple Martin House

The correct way to maintain a purple martin house depends on the type of house you have and the type of pole you use to raise the house. There are martin houses made of aluminum, foam, gourds, plastic and wood, and there are poles made of wood, steel or aluminum (for winch, pulley or telescopic syst...More...

Health Problems in Pigeons

Pigeons originated in Southern Asia millions of years ago. These gentle birds come in a variety of species and sizes, ranging from the diamond dove, which is 12 cm long, to the crowned pigeon, which is the size of a female turkey. There are a variety of health problems peculiar to pigeons....More...

About Monkeys Learning Sign Language

Monkeys and apes don't have the ability to speak as humans do since they lack the physiological structures necessary to talk. However, some primates---chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans---are able to use their hands to convey information with alternative forms of communication---computer keyboard...More...

Bird Watcher Gifts

Bird watching as a hobby.Man Bird Watching on a Lake image by Chuck Alexander from Fotolia.comIf you have an avid birdwatcher on your gift list, choosing just the right gift will be rewarding for both you and the recipient. Birdwatching is popular throughout the seasons but the spring is......More...

The Many Kinds of Finches

There are many kinds of finches to choose from for the first time bird owner. They are easy to keep and do not cost a lot of money as the larger birds do. Because of their size they also make great pets for the older person who loves birds and would like some companionship....More...

How to Take Care of a New Born Chick

Whether purchased online or at a local store for an Easter present, new born chicks can be raised in a variety of environments. You don't need to live on a farm to raise healthy chicks --t hey can easily be cared for in more urban environments as well. The baby birds do require a lot of care and sho...More...

How to Train Macaws for Free

Your macaw is a smart bird, capable of learning to imitate behavior, and perform tricks. The best way to train your macaw is using positive reinforcement --- reward the bird for its good behavior and let the bad behavior slip away. Like any other animal, your macaw likes treats. Use these as a bribe...More...

How to Keep Pet Chickens in Your Home

As the backyard chicken becomes more and more popular in urban and suburban areas, many people find they don't mind and even wish to encourage their chickens to become house pets. Although a rooster should never be kept as a pet because it can become territorial and aggressive, a hen in the house ca...More...

How to Feed a Baby African Gray

Hand feeding a baby African gray parrot is a huge commitment in time, labor and love. The baby parrot will need to be fed every two hours around the clock. A deep bond forms between an African gray and the human who hand feeds it. The bird views the human as its parent. There is a sense of security ...More...

More Fun With Hummingbirds

Fun projects and unique information about hummingbirds, from hummingbird totems and tattoos to hummingbird cake, making a hummingbird balloon animal and hummingbird clipart....More...

Information On African Grey Parrots As Pets

African Greys are popular choices for people who want to keep parrots as pets because they are the smartest parrots. A couple of these birds were used in research and were able to learn concepts like color and shape as well as counting. Although these were notable exceptions to the rule, these birds...More...

What Makes a Good Parrot Diet?

What makes a good parrot diet and why is it important to insure your feathered friend lives a long, healthy life? I'm you sure you wish for your pet to be vibrant, lively and a good companion. An essential part of parrot care involves giving your pet a varied, specially designed menu. But what ...More...

Umbrella Cockatoo

The Umbrella Cockatoo, native to Indonesia, is a large, gorgeous, white parrot. On this bird, the underside of the wings and the tail have feathers of a delicate yellow color. The tail feathers are short and squared at the end....More...

Exotic Bird Information

Exotic birds are large, colorful and highly intelligent. They are popular pets for all of these reasons, but come with some considerations. Some birds are destructive and loud, especially when they learn to talk. Large birds like parrots require additional room, interaction and nutritional support, ...More...

How to Stop Crows From Taking Eggs From the Hen House

Crows are sneaky, clever birds that have a taste for hen eggs. Keeping them out of the hen house can be a real challenge. Ideally, you want to prevent them from getting in in the first place, but unfortunately even the best designed hen house will fall victim to crows. Fortunately, there are many th...More...