Thanks to modern weather forecasting, we can accurately predict potential threats from storms and hurricanes. Unfortunately, our pet birds do not have access to that knowledge and so may be unable to cope with the effects of extreme weather. In the wild they would be on their own, but since we have chosen to keep them captive, it is up to us to take care of their special needs during serious weather events. [Read more…] about Birds In Storms And Hurricanes: Before, During And After
A fascinating subset of the avian world is comprised of the birds of prey. These amazing creatures have long held a special allure for bird lovers and the population in general. Their magnificent aerial speed, agility, and hunting prowess set them apart from almost any other animals on the planet.
According to the IAF, the recorded use of trained falcons appears to have begun in about 1300 B.C. in ancient Egypt. Used to hunt and provide for their human trainers, the practice spread to China and the rest of the world, making its first appearance in Europe in about the fifth century AD.
Falconry fell out of favor in the 1500s with the invention of gunpowder and guns, as these were easier to use and take care of than a live bird. The art of falconry was kept alive through time by dedicated practitioners, and the 20th century witnessed a resurgence in its popularity. It is presently practiced widely throughout the world. [Read more…] about How To Become A Falconer: Training Steps, Costs (with pictures)
Here is a situation that all parrot owners dread. Your parrot has escaped your home. Whether through negligence, an accidental oversight, or a series of unfortunate events your bird has flown out of a window or door. Maybe you had it outside and it got out of its cage or just flew away because it was startled. Even with clipped wings, a bird can fly a surprising distance if it senses danger. However it escaped, you now have to find a way to get it safely home. [Read more…] about Lost Parrot Emergency Guide: How to Find and Catch an Escaped Parrot
Sending your bird through the mail or on an airline can be a stressful experience for both you and the bird. Luckily, by following the steps in this guide, you can minimise the difficulties that you’ll both face. We’ve laid out the steps for shipping domestically (within the USA), information to check when sending internationally (outside the USA), plus reviews of the best shipping boxes for live birds that you can buy. Follow the instructions below and your bird will arrive at it’s destination in both a happy and healthy state. [Read more…] about Mailing Birds: Ship Birds in Live Shipping Boxes from USA & International