Determining the sex of baby chickens can be very important for some people. Those living in cities with ordinances regarding roosters and sound restrictions need to deal with their male population and move elsewhere so they don't get into trouble. Farmers also need to separate the sexes as soon as p
It is very painful for both the parrot and its carer when a bird starts to damage its own feathers. Self-plucking occurs when a bird tries to pull or tear its body feather out or the underlying down feathers. This can sometimes lead to self-mutilation of the skin...
A broody hen is very single-minded, wanting to sit on eggs constantly whether the eggs are fertilized or not. Hens when broody will sometimes pull out breast feathers to feather the nest and even become aggressive to anyone who comes near the nest box. They can get loose stools from holding eliminat
A lot of people today prefer to have a parrot as their pet. Having a pet is such a wonderful idea. It is fun to imagine that you are feeding and cuddling your pet and do some enjoying and crazy stuff with them. Keeping a pet in your home is good since it kind of obliges you to some responsibility es
Both young and older birds can suffer from joint problems such as degenerative joint disease. This condition is also known as degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis or simply arthritis. There are many causes of avian arthritis and even some treatments available to help birds with this condition.
Binoculars vary in optical quality and mechanical quality -- how well-made the lenses are, how well the binoculars are put together and how smoothly they focus. Binoculars are often described with two numbers with an "x" in between, such as "12 x 50" or "10 x 50."
All your tips for great summer birding, from heading out into the field to enjoying summer birds at home. Includes articles on feeding summer birds, baby birds and fun projects perfect for summer bird lovers.
If you are a parrot owner, maybe you have a lot of problems with your bird pet. It is possible that your parrot, parakeet or cockatiel bites you or attacks anyone that comes near its cage. Whatever the case, we are always facing a "behavior problem" that can be fixed with the correct behav
Buying a parrot can be considered to be a long term investment so it makes sense to house that investment properly. Parrots can live for anything up to 80 years and just like his owners may move house several times so choosing the most appropriate house for him is important.
Are you looking for a pet that is at once out of the ordinary, while fitting perfectly into a mature family? Are you looking for African Grey Parrots for sale?
Whether they know what type of finch they are looking at or not, most people would recognize a Gouldian finch (Chloebia gouldiae). Their bright eye-catching colors have made them popular as a pet finch as well as for use in advertising. Knowing about their natural life in the wild helps pet owners b
Have you taken the time to go buy some decorative bird houses for the birds in and around your yard only to find the birds aren't living in them? So let's take a closer look at the bird houses you have bought. Are the bird houses the right size for the types of birds you want to live in th
Learn when and how to safely help a damaged bird nest, including what to do if the nesting site is no longer safe.
A lot of people think about getting a bird as a pet, but sometimes they make a mistake and choose the wrong type of bird, only to regret their decision and end up selling or giving the bird away later. Usually the reasons for regretting the type of bird chosen, is the noise the bird makes or the amo
In North America, five species of foxes exist, with ranges and habitats, in some instances, overlapping. Belonging to the Canidae family, foxes possess varied diets and often cover large distances in the areas in which they live in search of food. Some of these species are very successful, having lo
You should start the training session by socializing with your pet. Just like humans, birds learn much more quickly if they are engaged and enjoying themselves. For your bird to have fun, you shouldn't work with him or her, if you are in a bad mood or overly tired. Your attitude will negatively
A 30 year study with Alex the gifted parrot, has proven that the African Grey Parrot learned enough English to identify 50 different objects, seven colors, and five shapes. He could count up to six, including zero, was able to express desires, including his frustration with the repetitive research.
Parrot owners are very concerned about their birds so they carefully choose their water to be clean, they look after their parrot's diet and they try to find the best available toys in the market. But they should not forget one also very important thing which they may overlook.
Birds have existed for more than 140 million years--far, far longer than human beings have.Birds of prey image by Warren Millar from Fotolia.comBirds are vertebrates since they have a backbone. Feathers cover the body of birds instead of skin or fur, as with some other animals. Bird...
If you see a duck with a potentially broken ankle, you should act immediately. If a duck is wounded, it can become infected and cause the duck to die. While you should immediately speak to a trained professional, in the meantime you can do some first aid on the duck that will help to calm it down an