Sun Conure

The Conure

Conures are the charmers of the bird world. These gregarious, spunky little parrots are small enough to fit easily into most households and large enough to satisfy the desire of someone wanting to own a real parrot. Conures range from quiet, green little birds to slightly raucous brilliant orange and yellow parrots. The conure is…

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The Cockatoo

You took one look at that big, fluffy cockatoo and knew you had to have one of your own. Those chocolate brown eyes sparkling with intelligence and the way the bird cuddled up to its owner have convinced you that cockatoos are the only bird for you. Nothing anyone can say will stop you from…

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Cockatiels

The Cockatiel

If you are going to be owning a bird for the first time, you may want to take a close look at the cockatiel. This family friendly bird is the perfect choice for beginners, since it is easy to care for and adaptable. Most cockatiels are happy to cuddle up to their owners, especially if…

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Clipped Wing on Parrot

Grooming Your Bird

If you own a dog or a cat, you probably knew that you would have to spend some time grooming your new pet. However, did you know that birds need to be groomed, too? Of course, you won’t be brushing his feathers, but you will need to clip his toenails, clip his wings and give…

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Bird Cage

Selecting a Cage for Your Bird

A cage is one of the most important pieces of equipment you will need to buy for your new bird. The proper cage can help your bird stay healthy and safe. However, there are so many different types of cages. How do you choose the right one? First, consider the type of bird you are…

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Feeding Baby Bird

Handfeeding Unweaned Birds

If you think that handfeeding means holding some seeds or pellets in your hand and convincing your bird to eat them, you are not alone. Quite a few other people think the same thing. However, handfeeding actually involves feeding a baby bird that is not yet able to eat on its own a soft diet.…

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Parrot Eating Grain

Feeding Your Bird

Feeding a bird is easy. After all, you just toss some seeds in a bowl and give them some water and you’re done, right? Actually, if you want a healthy bird, you will need to do a bit more than that. There are quite a few different bird diets you can choose from. Bird seed…

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Bird Toys

Choosing Toys for Birds

With their strong beaks and active minds, it is no wonder that birds quickly grow unhappy if they are sitting in an empty cage. Since some birds become pluckers and pull out the majority of their feathers when they are bored, it is important that you give birds toys to keep them happy and healthy.…

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Rainbow Lorikeet

Caring for Lories and Lorikeets

While most birds have basically the same basic care requirements, lories and lorikeets are quite unique. The thing that sets them apart from other birds is their brush-like tongue. This tongue is designed to collect nectar from plants, while most parrots have a tongue that is perfectly suited to manipulating seeds. Because these birds require…

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Parrot Chewing on a Pencil

Bird Safety

Despite the fact that some of them can outlive their owners, birds are more fragile than many other types of animals. In fact, miners used this weakness to stay safe underground. They often carried a canary with them because they knew these birds were so sensitive that the canary would die if the air in…

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