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Because we wear less clothing in the summer months, short sleeves, tank tops and shorts we might be feeling our birds nails little more on our skin. This is a sure sign that it’s time to trim your birds nails.
The thought of this makes a lot of people hyperventilate because they’re usually faced with three choices.
Find someone to do it professionally. Take your bird to the vet which may incur a large bill for blood workup or a wellness check, or three, doing it yourself.
We’re going to get started by talking about one of our favorite product lines Lixit. Do you really need a water bottle? Birds being the messy creatures that they are will poop in their water dishes regardless of placement.
Parrotlets – although appearing to be about the size of a parakeet, is not how they see themselves. They definitely have a big bird mentality and an abundance of energy. Because they had not been in captivity for all that long nobody really knows their average lifespan which is generally expected to be around 15 to 20 years, some say even 30. With proper care, these little birds can be quite durable pets.
In spite of their size these little birds possess all the intelligence and the attitude of the biggest of Macaws. Unlike the big Macaws, Parrotlets are easily suited for apartment dwellers as they cannot scream and are actually one of the quieter parrots you can have.
Kriselle and I had chatted on the phone a month ago.
She shared her plans to bring two baby birds into her home.
She was taking a year off from work and felt it would give her the opportunity to make the right home for the birds.
I’ll make a note here that I recommend she start leaving the house about 3 months before returning to work starting with shorter periods but ramping up to full 8 – 10 hour days to help the birds adjust to a “prolonged absence”
BIOGRAPHY OF MARK HAGEN
Mark Hagen is the Research Director at The Hagen Avicultural Research Institute (HARI). He has a Master of Agriculture from the University of Guelph and specialized in Psittacine Aviculture.
In his Bachelor of Science, Mark concentrated on nutrition and zoology and attended a semester at the University of California, Davis taking courses in cage bird medicine, nutrition and avian science. It has been more than ten years that he has been studying companion birds; writing his first paper on parrot breeding in 1983 and establishing HARI in 1985.
Why Do Parrots Need Play Stands?
According to the experts, cage confinement can lead to obesity, depression, boredom and stress.
With an open airy environment, your companion birds gain a sense of freedom, a chance to explore, get plenty of exercise, and gain enhanced emotional stability.
I would like to use this article to encourage people on the importance of researching all the information they can get to include reading, visiting zoo’s, and even try and find someone that has a Exotic pet they are thinking of getting. In the last few years exotic pets have been taking a rise in popularity, But at the same time exotic pet deaths and abuse are high also because exotic animals do not do well in our daily life style and for the lack of people being informed of what they are getting into before buying a exotic pet.
We thought we’d blow the dust off of the feather gem. How many bird clubs are there across the planet? Were not sure but was always looking for more.
Whether you’re just thinking about getting a bird or have years of experience, bird clubs are a great source of information and camaraderie.