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How to choose the right bird as a family pet?

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How to choose the right bird as a family pet?

So you are considering a bird for a family pet? That is wonderful! Birds can be one of the best human companions, if raised and taken care of correctly they can be extremely affectionate, intelligent, fun and absolutely lovable. Having said that, there are many things to consider before you can be 100% sure that a bird is right for you. Below is information on what will be required/expected of you to be an appropriate and successful bird owner.   Noise: First and foremost, noise will be a factor with a bird no matter what. Time and time again I...

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Do birds have feelings and emotions?

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Do birds have feelings and emotions?

Scientists have long accused pet owners of anthropomorphism which is the act of attributing the human characteristics of thought, feeling and consciousness to pets. Even though supporting the notion of animals having emotions is the equivalent of committing heresy in the scientific world, there is an increasing acceptance that animals do have and feel emotions.   From the pet owner's perspective, humankind is not alone in it's ability to think and feel. Anyone who has lived with a parrot knows that they not only have an amazing intellectual ability but also a desire for companionship and the capacity to feel...

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How to choose the right perch for your bird?

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How to choose the right perch for your bird?

Where to start? So you're setting up your bird's cage and want to optimize the use of space with awesome perch placement, size and type. Here is an in depth guide to get the best use out of your bird's cage space, while simultaneously creating a adventurous jungle gym that will provide hours of fun, exercise and comfort for bed time.   1. Size: Having a number of perches of different diameters is highly recommended. In the wild, tree branches are all different shapes and diameters, this exercises the bird's keeping them healthy and strong. Another interested fact is that birds...

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How to choose the right bird food for your bird?

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How to choose the right bird food for your bird?

When choosing the right bird food for your pet bird or parrot, there are a few simple things to consider. Each species of bird and/or parrot will have different dietary requirements ranging from slight to drastic in difference.   Example of a slight difference: A Lovebird's diet will be very similar to that of a Cockatiel. They will both be happy and well nourished with a well rounded seed blend or pellet designed for small hookbills and smaller. However, typically speaking, Cockatiels tend to be less receptive to fresh fruit and vegetables.    Example of a drastic difference: A Mynah Bird...

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How to choose the right bird cage for your parrot?

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How to choose the right bird cage for your parrot?

When it comes to parrot cages, you must remember that there is a quite a degree of information that you need to get hold of. First and foremost, what is the breed of the parrot? This would help you see what kind of parrot cage that you need to purchase. At the end of the day you need to ensure that you get hold of a parrot cage that are the right size. You cannot, for instance, have small cages for big birds.   Become educated on the topic of caring for pet parrots and consider all cage shapes, sizes and...

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