Tag: nutrition

  • Mini Macaws Make Magnificent Pets

    Aspiring bird owners often think that a Macaw will make the perfect pet bird. But after a bit of research they find that these larger parrots require a lot of care and effort, mainly due to ...

  • Fruit in Your Pet Bird’s Diet

    Due largely to their intelligence and entertainment value, birds from the Psittaciformesorder, which includes Parrots and Cockatoos, are very popular as household pets. Bird-lovers who have ...

  • Does Your Bird Have Bad Breath?

    Halitosis in your feathered companion can spoil an otherwise enjoyable relationship. Although bad breath in birds is uncommon, it could indicate underlying health issues and should not be ...

  • The Elegant Crane

    Almost every culture has at least one story about the majestic crane and they have long been depicted in art in different countries. These large birds have long legs and necks and so they stand ...

  • Avoid Obesity in Pet Birds

    People who keep birds as pets, generally do so because they enjoy their company and entertaining antics. Yet many of these bird lovers inadvertently allow their pet birds to become overweight, ...

  • Birds Naturally Choose Flavonoids

    Recent studies conducted at the University of Freiburg, in conjunction with the Max Plank Institute for Ornithology, have revealed that fruit-eating birds show a definite preference for fruit ...

  • The Art of Hand Rearing Baby Birds

    For many bird owners, hand rearing a baby bird is a rewarding and very time consuming undertaking. It takes patience, dedication and discipline, but owners will reap the rewards of hand rearing ...

  • Foraging – Keeping your Bird Entertained

    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 ...

  • The NPRPF Parrot Festival

    The NPRPF Parrot Festival is hosted by the National Parrot Rescue & Preservation Foundation, or NPRPF. Their selfless efforts to rehabilitate rescued parrots and exotic birds has led to many ...

  • The Pleasure of Pet Duck Ownership

    When seeing a cute little duckling, many an animal-lover is tempted to pick it up, cuddle it and take it home. This urge can become almost impossible to resist if the animal-lover is ...