Pet Bird Species: Canaries

Pet Bird Species: Canaries

July 8, 2014 by  
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Domesticated centuries ago, canaries were popular in the courts of Spanish and English royalty in the 17th and 18th centuries because of their beautiful singing. Over the years selective breeding has focused on creating a variety of colors and shapes, but one of the most desired traits of canaries remains their ability to enthrall their audience, and hopefully a mate…

Attending a Local Bird Fair

November 5, 2013 by  
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Have you previously attended a dog or cat show? Wasn’t it fun to view all of the animals for sale, especially the adorable babies? It was also interesting to see the wide variety of things for sale at the vendors. You may be surprised to know that events like this exist for bird lovers as well…

Pet Birds

February 9, 2009 by  
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Owning a pet bird can be a lot of fun, but are also a big responsibility as they are totally dependent on their human owners. There are many species of pet birds and choosing the one best suited to you and your circumstances is very important. Parrots are often the first birds that spring to [...]

Keeping an Outdoor Aviary

July 30, 2007 by  
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Many bird enthusiasts around the world have found creating outdoor aviaries a truly rewarding experience. A variety of birds can be kept in an outdoor bird aviary and it is a great option if you are interested in breeding and rearing. There are however, numerous considerations when it comes to keeping an aviary and it can be a lot of work.

Is Your Home’s Air Safe for Your Pet Bird?

November 20, 2006 by  
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Birds are very sensitive to fumes in the air. Their excellent respiratory system (they need plenty of oxygen in order to fly) makes them very susceptible to poisons in the air. Even fumes you can’t smell could be fatal to your pet bird. Coal miners took advantage of birds’ sensitive lungs. They brought caged canaries [...]

Canaries: Popular Pets for 500 years

November 6, 2006 by  
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The male canary’s beautiful song has made it a wildly popular pet, around the world. Today’s domesticated canaries all descended from a wild species found in the Canary Islands. This species was first brought to Europe during the 1500’s.