Do My Keets & Tiels Feel Depressed in Their Life of Captivity?
Budgies in a cage

Do My Keets & Tiels Feel Depressed in Their Life of Captivity?

Captivity is a relative term. I’m not relegated to my home but I still have to pay rent, go to work, pay taxes and perform all those duties that enable me to be a good neighbor and good citizen of the world.

If captivity is all that you know it really captive? We have four budgies, all rescues. We really don’t have the background on any of them but we’ve kept them flighted thus they don’t leave the cage.

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Would You Buy Cigarettes, Beer or Gasoline From a Parrot?

As a mid-20th century child a.k.a. baby boomer I grew up in what would be called a “naïve time”.
Allow me to illustrate.

  
Our priorities as a nation in the 1950s were much different than in the first quarter of the 21st century.
We didn’t allow ourselves to see or hear things that might hurt us – to bad humanity couldn’t have avoided the internet – we’d be a lot happier, I’m sure.

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I Would Really, Yes Really Be a Great Feather Father

Randy V. shares his thoughts,

I would really, yes really be a Feather Father. You see I really can be a Great Feather Dad. The thing is I’m home 99% of the time, I cannot walk out on a feather friend.

Because I cannot walk due to MS. I use a wheelchair to get around. But I don’t know where to even start, to find a healthy feather friend. My friend said he will sell me his African Grey when he & his wife gets sick of him. (more…)

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What Are The Difference Between Finches and Canaries?

The zebra finch and canary are the most popular birds kept by pet owners, after budgies and cockatiels.

They both also have a long history in captivity, as does the society finch.

Let’s take a look at how these birds are alike and how they differ.

Similarities

If you’re considering adding a finch or a canary to your family, you might be surprised to find that a canary is a finch. So you are only choosing among finches, really.

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I Want to Own a Pet. Should I Buy Parrots?

With all due respect, the question answers itself. There are a 350 species of parrots and about 372 species of parakeets As opposed to there only being one species of dog.

 

Further, the individual who acquires a single parrot can be considered a pet owner or companion, our term is “pet bird keeper” Once a second parrot is introduced the aforementioned individual becomes a zookeeper.

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