TASC’s Midwest Bird Expo, Illinois

March 12, 2008 by  
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TASC’s Midwest Bird Expo is set to take place on 5 April 2008 in the main hall of the DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, Illinois. The Avicultural Society of Chicagoland (TASC) is an association made up of individuals who have been brought together by their common goal of providing a better life for birds in both their domestic and natural environments. TASC’s Midwest Bird Expo takes great strides toward that goal by making available every conceivable bird-related product, information, advice and more for bird-lovers to enjoy.

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Chickens – Unusual but Delightful Pets

March 10, 2008 by  
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Many different birds and animals have started to leave lasting impressions on owners and have become quite popular as pets. One such an unusual choice is chickens. Seen mostly as farm animals and livestock, people seldom realize how affectionate and loyal chickens can really be. They are definitely wonderful animals and worth exploring as pets, as they are able to give back to their owners in their own unique way.

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27th John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival

March 5, 2008 by  
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Bird-lovers are invited to spend a weekend witnessing the magnificent spring migration at the 27th annual John Scharff Migratory Bird Festival in the Harney Basin of Oregon. The festival is set to take place on 4, 5 and 6 April 2008, with the base of activity being in the city of Burns, Harney County.

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Foraging – Keeping your Bird Entertained

March 3, 2008 by  
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A day in the life of a wild bird consists of finding food, preening feathers, building nests and sleeping undisturbed at night. These activities ensure that birds remain active during the day and that they get the necessary exercise they need to prevent obesity and health problems that result from being overweight. Birds that are kept as pets spend most of the day in their cages, while their owners are at work, and many birds develop bad habits due to boredom. Foraging is therefore a recommended activity for caged birds.

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