General Care

Best Family Parrots

Best Family Parrots – 5 Parrots that love large families

Parrots can be wonderful additions to your family. But not all breeds have the same temperament. Some birds tend to be more affectionate, and others need a lot more attention and training before they can become great pets. Before you get a new parrot, it’s important to know all about the parrot’s temperament and care…

trimming parrots claws

How Long Should A Parrot’s Claws Be?

If you are wondering how long a parrot’s claws should be, you may be seeking to evade an important task that many parrot owners dread. Trimming your parrot’s nails is not for the fainthearted but it is necessary for a parrot’s health.  In their natural habitats, the active lifestyle of wild parrots including foraging, climbing…

canary and finch

Can Canaries and Finches Live Together?

As long as they are similar in size, canaries and finches can indeed live together. If any birds are larger than the others, however, fighting becomes a real risk. It’s also important to provide multiple, species-specific sources of food and water! About Canaries Like Finches, canaries are quite small, at only 3-5 inches in size…

toucan

Do Toucans Have Predators?

Unfortunately, despite their size and fearsome-looking beaks, toucans do have predators. These are not just on land, but also crawling through the trees, and in the sky. Some of them are the forest eagle, the owl, the boa constrictor, and the hawk.  So, in the rainforest, a Toucan has to watch its back. These clever…

budgies

7 Symptoms That Might indicate Your Budgie Is Dying

Pets like budgies play such a big role in our lives that it can be a real shock if something unexpected happens to them. Pet health challenges or the death of a budgie can take owners by surprise as these little creatures often do not display any obvious signs of illness before a disease or…

toys for macaws

7 Awesome Toys for Macaws

Magnificent creatures like Macaws need the very best conditions and care to reach their full potential. A big part of maintaining their wellbeing and keeping them active and content is the provision of toys that provide them with sufficient occupation and challenge.  As an owner, you need to provide your parrot with enrichment of their…

Birdcage Cleaning Hacks

10 Birdcage Cleaning Hacks ( #2 Is my Favorite)

When you have a pet, you naturally want to do everything possible to keep it happy, healthy, and comfortable. You have probably invested a pretty penny in buying your pet, toys, and other accessories and spent countless hours researching all things relating to your pet.  You want to do right by your bird, but whether…

Cinnamon Pearl Cockatiels

Cinnamon Pearl Cockatiels ( Beginners Guide )

The Cinnamon Pearl Cockatiel is named for its gorgeous and unique patterning and color. While Cockatiels were being bred as pets, a mutation that occurred, preventing their genes from creating gray or black. Instead, they are a lovely cinnamon-gray color! Cinnamon Cockatiels are affectionate, friendly, and sweet. They can make great pets for any bird-lover…

parrot at the vets

Is My Bird Suffering From A Bird Cough?

Birds tend to hide it when they are sick. So you’d be right to worry if your bird was coughing. Thankfully, if a bird is coughing, it doesn’t always mean there’s something wrong. There are many reasons why birds would cough. Let’s explore some of the main reasons why birds cough so you can figure…

two budgies

Budgies fighting or playing? ( Key signs )

If it is getting a little too noisy in the cage, you may be wondering whether those squawks and flapping are a healthy thing. It’s important to understand your budgerigar behavior and knowing whether the budgies are playing or fighting makes all the difference in meeting their needs. In this short article, we will take…

parrot and a mirror

Are mirrors bad for parrots? ( Yes, I’ll explain )

In case you were wondering, mirrors and parrots are not a good mix! You may have observed your parrot sneaking a peek at their reflection in a shiny toaster or other reflective surfaces in your home. But do not allow yourself to be tempted to feed this newfound interest on behalf of your bird. Parrots…

can parrots bite your finger off

Can a parrot bite your finger off?

Losing a finger to a parrot bite is just about as harrowing as it can get and if you own or interact with parrots you need to be on your guard. A parrot’s beak is powerful and capable of inflicting a nasty bite. Remember the same jaws can crush large tropical nuts with a powerful…