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Two Rules for Transporting Cage Birds

Transporting birds is never easy. For one, birds tend to be quite highly strung animals. Of all the commonly kept pets, birds are the most likely to get overly stressed. Their rapidly-beating heart and fast metabolism means that birds can suffer from stress quite easily. Transporting a pet over a distance is a perfect example of the sort of stressful environment […]

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How To Travel With Your Parrot(Road Trip)

The weather is warming up, the wild birds are migrating through, and we?e all starting to think about wandering off to sunny places. If you have never been on a road trip with your parrot, maybe you should plan a little vacation with your favorite feathered friend. The Plan Make sure you start with a plan. You should have a […]

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Characteristics of Parrots and Other Psittacine

Psittacines are birds that belong to the order Psittaciformes. Common psittacines include budgies, cockatiels, lories, cockatoos, conures, amazons, African greys, lovebirds, senegals, and jardines. Sizes range from the Buff-faced Pygmy Parrot of New Guinea (3.5 inches in length) to the Hyacinth Macaw from South America (almost 40 inches). Most live in tropical or subtropical areas, although a few may be […]

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Hormonal Behavior in Parrots

It can be hard for novice bird owners to understand — one day your parrot is a sweet, tame, happy member of your family, and the next he or she is acting like a vicious little monster! The most common reason for these sort of personality changes is that your bird is going through a hormonal period due to mating […]

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Eating Well: The Best Food for Your Pet Bird

What do I feed my pet bird? That’s a question we hear every day. The ideal avian diet is much more than birdseed and parrot pellets. Parrots, finches, canaries and other companion birds require a varied, nutritious diet, which can include seeds, but also pellets and fruits and vegetables. In order to feed pet birds properly — which gives them […]

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How to feed My Cockatiels

General Information Our knowledge of bird nutrition is constantly evolving. This is due both to heightened awareness of the importance of nutrition and to increased research into birds different needs. As with all other animals, birds need a proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. Different species of birds often require different foods. Should I be concerned […]

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THE AVERAGE LIFE SPAN OF BLUE & GOLD MACAWS

Blue and gold macaws (Ara ararauna) are native to parts of Central and South America. Prevalent in their native habitats, these majestic birds are caged darlings in homes worldwide. They require a committed, patient caregiver. Blue and gold macaws, also called blue and yellow macaws, live a quarter century in the wild and double that in a proper captive setting. […]

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Keeping Macaws as Pets

There are several species of macaws in the wild but the ones most commonly seen in the pet trade are large colorful macaws. Scarlet macaws, blue and gold macaws, military macaws, and hyacinth macaws are common pet macaws because of their colorful feathers. Mini macaws are harder to find but include species such as Hahn’s, noble, and yellow collared macaws. Size of Macaws The larger macaw […]

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Setting Up Your Incubator the first time

Getting good results from a hatch will depend on the correct operation of your incubator. You should of course be familiar with your incubator manufacturer’s instructions before you make a start but there are a number of pitfalls to watch out for and subtle differences between different incubators. There are two basic types of incubators ‘still air’ and ‘forced air’ (contains […]

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How to setup your incubator

This page covers everything you need to know about setting up an incubator for breeding chickens Cleaning and sterilisation If you’ve bought a new incubator from Omlet then you don’t need to sterilise it. However, if you’ve bought a second hand incubator or you have used your incubator before then it is highly recommended to sterilise it. You should ensure […]

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