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…

What is that bird talking about?

February 3, 2014 by  
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“I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.” Gustave Flaubert Most of us have been conditioned to consider bird’s chirping, singing, or squawking as something like noise. How sad for us. [...]

Living with the Happy Bird

October 30, 2013 by  
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Birds lovers know how much time and care feathered friends require. Ensuring their happiness is a lot of responsibility. In my quest to keep my quaker parrot Dahlia entertained, I’ve discovered ways to incorporate her in my daily routine.

Finding a Reputable Bird Breeder

October 14, 2013 by  
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You are looking to add a new baby bird to your family. You have chosen the best species for your family. You pick up the newspaper and find an ad for someone who breeds this species. But their advertisement seems a little suspicious…

Enjoy a Day at Birdworld in Surrey

June 5, 2012 by  
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Located on 26 acres in Surrey’s Alice Holt Forest, Birdworld offers the perfect setting for a family outing. As one of the largest bird parks in England, Birdworld is home to an extensive collection of bird species, housed in conditions which keep the birds happy while allowing visitors to view them up close.

Mynahs as Pet Birds

May 22, 2012 by  
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Mynah’s make fascinating pets and are the best mimics in the world of birds. Categorized amonst the softbills, these playful birds require special care, especially when it comes to diet.

Pet Birds: Yellow-Faced Parrotlets

April 17, 2012 by  
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Yellow-faced parrotlets (Forpus xanthops) are beautiful birds. They are green with gray and bright, beautiful, sunny yellow faces. Although they are small, they are smart and may learn to do tricks or talk.

Pet Birds: Budgies

February 21, 2012 by  
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Budgies are extremely popular little birds, having been around for decades. They come in many different colors; including green, white, blue, yellow, and mixtures of different colors. Although they are small, they should be fed at least two different kinds of fruits every day, three different kinds of vegetables, and a mixture of pellets and seeds. Budgies are relatively good talkers, and over a long period of time can learn a number of words.

Pet Birds: Cockatiels

February 9, 2012 by  
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Cockatiels are well known little birds. They are popular with first-time bird owners and master aviculturists alike. They are fairly quiet little guys, but if they do not have enough time out-of-cage, they may begin a screaming habit. They are good in aviaries and can be kept with other cockatiels, doves, finches, and canaries.

Parrotlet or Parakeet- What Is the Difference?

January 10, 2012 by  
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When you go to buy your first parrot at the pet store, you notice the tags on the cages: Parrotlet. Parakeet. You wrinkle your brow. Huh? They look similar to each other. What is the difference? A more experienced aviculturist will know immediately that you are dealing with two very different birds. Parrotlets Parrotlets are small, [...]

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