A little known fact about pigeons is that they were used to transport sensitive messages by both the Axis and Allied sides during World War II. The two sides relied on the pigeons to relay information from behind enemy lines back to their place of birth. [Read more…] about Nazi Pigeons: The Story Behind Their Use In World War 2
Leg bands are one of the most common forms of avian identification. They are used in captive pet bird situations as well as in the wild by researchers to track bird populations and migratory habits. Understanding how to identify bird bands can help you to understand potential problems with a bird being sold (for example you might be able to identify if has been illegally captured). Let’s take a look at bird leg bands and what a bird enthusiast needs to know about these small and important objects. [Read more…] about Bird Banding (Leg Bands): Identification, Use & Reporting
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…
People love to have pets. Over half of all humans have some kind of pet. Some pets, like cats and tropical fish, do not lend themselves to being trained. Others such as dogs and parrots, need to be trained effectively in order to co-exist with their human family members. Failure to properly train your pet can lead to problems for both the animal and humans involved.
To the uninitiated, it may appear that there is little to do regarding the training of pet parrots and birds. Those of us who have shared some of our lives with avian companions know that nothing could be further from the truth. If you plan on owning a pet parrot, be prepared to spend some quality time on training. [Read more…] about World’s 7 Best Parrot and Bird Trainers For Your Pets
As pet bird owners or bird lovers in general, we would like to see better conditions for these magnificent creatures. This desire encompasses both better living conditions for birds in captivity as well as a halt to practices which threaten their native environment and negatively impact the survival of many species in the wild. [Read more…] about 11 Parrot and Bird Charities That You Can Support
We have all seen pictures of celebrities with their pets. Paparazzi seem to have a fascination for attractive, young actresses with small dogs, and they regularly make the cover of tabloid publications. Perhaps less well-known is that there are a number of celebrities and public figures who have adopted parrots and birds into their families. [Read more…] about 24 Famous Celebrity Parrot & Bird Owners (Throughout History)