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Do birds have emotions? Angry Birds?

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Do birds have emotions? Angry Birds?

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 Bird Perches?

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How to Choose the Right Bird Perches?

So you're setting up your Parrot's cage and want to optimize the use of space with awesome perch placement, size and type. So where to start? Here is an in depth guide to get the best use out of your Parrot's cage space, while simultaneously creating a adventurous jungle gym that will provide hours of fun, exercise and comfort for bed time. 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 - 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 requires a mix...

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How to choose the right cage for your Parrot?

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How to choose the right 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. All in all, what you need to be aware of is why you are looking for a particular...

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How to choose the right Bird Cage?

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How to choose the right Bird Cage?

The single most important item you will ever purchase for your pet bird is its cage. There are many factors that must be considered when choosing the perfect cage for your bird. Size Style Construction Bar Spacing Bar Orientation (horizontal/vertical) Cage Placement Cage Size - Bigger is Better A large amount of your birds time is spent in their cage and, since our feathered pets are not living in the wild, it is easy for them to feel constricted. The cage you choose must be large enough for your bird comfortably flap their wings, move freely, play, climb, be silly,...

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