First we need to understand what triggers egg laying. There are several factors that influence egg-laying birds:
Deciding what should be in your first aid kit for avian emergencies will depend on how comfortable you are in carrying out certain procedures, the availability of an avian veterinarian in your area, and your own knowledge of avian medicine.
There are a bunch of materials that we think will work when taking care of birds, but there here is a list that is really bad for your feathery friend.
A common complaint heard by behaviorists, is the inability of some parrots to “like” EVERY individual in a human flock, and to socialize equally with each flock member.
Each pet bird owner, from small Budgies to large Macaws, is faced with the decision of whether to clip their pet’s wings. To help you make an informed decision, here are some pros and cons, which can be applied to your particular bird and situation.
Parrots use their beaks for many more reasons than aggressive biting. Most people consider any biting to be aggression. By our own reactions to a bird using its beak, we can actually cause the bird to begin a lifetime of biting. It is a mistake to measure bird behaviour by human ideas of right and wrong. How you react to your bird’s attempts to communicate will determine the outcome of your bird/human relationship.
In some cases 2 birds can be housed in the same cage. However, for safety, each pet owner must assess the situation carefully and proceed with caution.
Offer pellets dry, mixed with seed at first to introduce the product so it will be recognized as “food”. We have found this does not always work. Quite often placing the seed at a lower level in the cage, and the new foods up beside a favorite perch works well. Also use a non intrusive shallow, wide dish for new foods.
There are many types of bedding on the market for cage lining. We are listing some and the related experiences.
Most bird owners soon realize that stress can cause both physical and psychological damage to birds. However, over the years we have learned that many persons are not aware of what exactly causes stress in birds. It is wise for pet owners to take stress seriously, educate themselves concerning the causes, and apply that knowledge to their own situation to prevent health problems. The following is a list of stress causing factors in a birds life.
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