You don’t want to overwhelm the bird with dozens of toys; rather, a couple toys in the cage to start are fine. Again, if there are familiar toys from the
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Known for their incredible ability to learn human language and speak words, often in correct context, African gray parrots are perhaps
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Cockatiels are very social, interactive birds that make great first pets for families with elementary school-aged children and older. They have
Things like avocado can be toxic to birds. Now, not all species of avocados are toxic to birds many are so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Avoiding all
If you’re sharing some human food items don’t use a utensil that’s been in your mouth to touch that item going to your bird. We have all kinds of bacteria,
Birds are phenomenal pets, and they can bond to their owners and live many, many years, especially some of the larger parrots. But it’s not automatic. Birds don’t just come
Do you notice your bird selecting out a particular pellet color? Here’s why.
Have you ever been curious about velcro birds? If you are considering adopting a cockatoo, make sure you’ve read this article.
Whether in person or on TV, you’ve most probably seen an Amazon parrot at least once in your life. If you are considering adopting one, read this.
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate APVP (Avian Practice) We’ve all been there – you’re clipping your bird’s nails, you cut one nail just a little too short, and blood
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