Birds

How to Tell if Your Bird is Sick

It can be hard to tell if your bird is sick. The symptoms of illness in cats and dogs are not usually difficult to spot. While there are exceptions – especially in the early stages of certain diseases – cats and dogs tend to let us know that they’re not well. Lethargy, changes in eating habits or bowel function, and behavioral changes will usually be immediately apparent to their owners.

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What do Eclectus Parrots do all day?  By Zoological Education Network

Toys offered to eclectus parrots must be free of toxic metals, hooks, sharp objects or small, easily consumed components. Fresh-cut branches from nontoxic trees may be offered. Check with local authorities for recommendations of safe trees. Eclectus need to feel they are a part of the group. They are nosy and interested in what is going on around them. Related posts: Budgie Parakeets: Your comprehensive guide Most common disorders of

Budgie Parakeets: Your comprehensive guide

What to expect from your Budgie Budgerigars (commonly referred to as “parakeets” or “budgies”) are quiet, intelligent, nondestructive birds that are easy to care for. They are the most popular and numerous of companion birds because of their relatively gentle, gregarious and entertaining personalities. They do not tend to bond with an individual person and frequently interact with all family members. Budgerigars are capable of developing a large vocabulary (perhaps

Vital statistics: Canary

Body length: 4-7 inches (10-18 cm) Body weight: 12-30 grams Age of sexual maturity: 5 months Life span: 20-25 years Related posts: Vital Statistics: Gerbils Vital Statistics: Rabbits

Most common disorders of African Grey Parrots

Feather destructive behavior, such as feather picking Respiratory diseases Oral abscesses Malnutrition, including hypocalcemia syndrome Choanal atresia Proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) Chlamydiosis Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) Other bacterial, viral and fungal infections Many common disease conditions in African grey parrots are the result of malnutrition. Visiting your avian veterinarian for routine health checks will help prevent many of the above diseases and support you in having a long,

Birdwatching in Urban Areas

Andrew Redden is an avid backyard birdwatcher. From his rear window, he has, on various occasions, spied doves, robins, cardinals, blue jays, three varieties of sparrow, finches, mockingbirds, catbirds, and juncos. He’s even spotted a group of parrots that make regular visits to a neighbor’s tall mulberry tree, squawking up a storm as they gorge on the sweet, sticky fruit. His “yard,” by the way, measures 30 by 20 feet

Is your Lory a male or a female?

If you enjoy this article, Go here to sign up for the mailing list to receive more articles like this. In most lory species it is impossible to distinguish a male from a female; therefore, surgical or laboratory methods must be used for sex determination in breeding facilities. Lories and lorikeets are somewhat of a challenge to breed but the offspring are easy to hand raise. Related posts: Is Your

Biomusic growing in popularity

Scientists in the exciting new field of “biomusic” are finding increasing evidence that both people and animals create and mimic notes, pitch and rhythm. In biomusic research, the differences and similarities between disparate sounds such as birdcalls, bonobo drumming, whalesong and mice “pitch” are investigated. Biomusic joins the trained ears of musicians with the latest scientific research and technology in biology, physics, computer science, zoology and other academic disciplines. Thus