Parrots can have very long lifespans, with most species of pet parrots living up to 20 to 30 years. In fact, some species of parrot can live over 60 years! So you can see why the lifespan of a parrot really needs to be considered when choosing to add a species to your family. It is a long-term commitment that should not be taken lightly. [Read more…] about How Long Do Parrots Live? See Lifespans of 12 Popular Parrot Species
When a pet bird lives in an artificially created environment such as a bird cage, it often lacks the features of a natural habitat. These differences may lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies that can pose serious negative consequences for your bird. To cut straight to the best vitamins we recommend click here, otherwise continue reading below to learn more.
What Causes Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies?
Like all animal species, a small percentage of birds may have a metabolism that inhibits nutrient absorption and leads to health issues. While this can be an issue with individual birds, the most common cause of vitamin and mineral deficiencies is an inappropriate diet. Feeding your bird a diet consisting primarily of seeds will eventually have a detrimental impact on your pet. To see a full list of foods that you can feed your parrot, check out our guide to what parrots eat. [Read more…] about Bird Vitamins and Supplements for Nutrition, Sickness and Health
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
Choosing the correct paint on a bird cage is critical. This is because if you choose the incorrect one then it can be toxic and harmful to your bird. Old and vintage cages sometimes need repainting and new cages (which are normally made of wrought iron) will also require a layer of paint. In this article we’ll show you how to paint a birdcage safely. [Read more…] about Paint for Bird Cages – How to Do it Safely