The simple act of cooking can severely injure and potentially kill your pet bird. Yet many people do not even know these dangers exist. This article will show the cooking dangers that can harm your bird and how you can avoid them. [Read more…] about Teflon Poisoning and Bird Safe Cookware – Danger & Safety Guide
One of the technological advances that have impacted pet owners is the introduction of microchipping as a method of permanent identification for animal family members. Microchips are not easily removed as are collars or other external means of identification, making them a viable option for a variety of different types of pets. Pet birds are no exception and more owners are choosing to have their exotic pet birds microchipped. Let’s take a look at what microchipping entails, what protection it offers, and whether it is a good choice for your particular bird. [Read more…] about Microchipping Pet Birds: How it’s done and the costs involved
One of the major problems of owning a parrot is the creation of mess caused by them. This mess is generally created when they eat, when they play with their toys and when they poop.
In an attempt to limit the problems caused by random pooping, there are methods by which you can try to potty train your parrot. This is essentially teaching them to defecate on command, and may not always be healthy for your bird. Another angle to consider when trying to control your parrot’s mess is to learn the telltale signs that they need to go and place them in a designated location at that time. [Read more…] about Parrot Potty Training Tips: How to Quickly Toilet Train A Bird
Your pet bird may have been with you for a number of years. Many parrots can live upwards of 20 years and over that period of time they can become loved and treasured family members. You and your family may form strong bonds with your avian companions that are not easily broken.
Inevitably, there may come a time where you have to deal with the death of your avian friend. Hopefully, this is just a consequence of aging and the circle of life and not due to any tragic accident or mishap. No matter how it comes about, the death of your pet bird can be a sad and trying time for you.
Let’s look at a few different ways that can help you move on after your pet dies. We will also investigate what you should do with your bird’s body after it passes away. [Read more…] about What To Do When Your Pet Bird Dies? Follow These Steps…
Many people are not aware that birds can cause allergies in humans. Just as with cats and dogs, a parrot introduces a new biological material into your environment that may have unexpected consequences. It is because of these allergies that many people give up their pet parrots.
There are some birds that are not as prone to causing allergic reactions in humans. Theses are called hypoallergenic birds and you can find the list of these later in the article here. [Read more…] about Hypoallergenic Birds: Low Dander Pet Birds for People with Allergies
You may be surprised to learn that birds can be infested with lice. We usually associate lice with animals and humans that have hair. But these little pests can also infest the feathers of a bird, including our avian housemates. Let’s take a closer look at these small and troublesome insects. [Read more…] about How To Get Rid of Feather Lice in Birds, Parrots & Pigeons
Most of us are familiar with the old adage that the early bird catches the worm. Robins and other birds can be seen greedily hunting worms after a rainstorm when they come to the surface. These examples of birds triumphing over worms are not always the case, however. Parasitic worms can pose a problem for the avian population. Let’s take a look at some worms that your bird does not want in its vicinity. [Read more…] about Worms in Birds: Bird Wormer Treatments for Pets with Roundworms