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A Few Recipes

Recipes For Your Birds Soak and Cook This is becoming more available in pet stores. There’s even a fifteen bean mix. You can get most of these ingredients at a health food store, feed store, or at a pet food warehouse. 1/2 cup Soy Beans 1/4 cup Whole Green Peas 1/2 cup Paddy Rice 1/4 [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Diet and Nutrition|0 Comments

A Varied Diet

How to Get Your Bird to Eat a Varied Diet How do you get the bird to eat new things? Keep in mind that birds are flock creatures. This means that they will eat better in a social setting. If you have a finicky eater or you are just introducing a new food to the [...]

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Types of Food

Foods To Feed Grains Whole wheat, multi-grained, carrot, nut or corn breads; noodles, spaghetti, ravioli, macaroni or other pastas; all types of rice, preferably brown, oatmeal, Cream of Wheat or Cream of Rice, cook cereals, low or no salt pretzels, lo salt crackers, including belba toast; other low sugar cerals such as Cheerios, Life, Chex, [...]

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Grooming

Grooming and Your Bird Why is it so important to groom your bird on a regular basis? Birds benefit from baths, nail trims, and wing trims. Nails, if not properly cut, can catch and snag on toys or materials, and the bird risks injury. Wings properly trimmed not only keep a tame bird from flying [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|Health and Safety|0 Comments

Feather Loss: Cause and Treatment

Identifying causes of feather loss There are numerous causes of feather loss in birds – the first step toward treatment is to determine the cause. Obvious physical clues give us a direction to pursue, not a diagnosis. Birds have a limited number of symptoms to tell us they are sick; these few symptoms represent a [...]

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Making a First Aid Kit

Putting a First Aid Kit Together Know how to restrain your bird properly. Knowing this may just save your bird’s life! When a bird is injured, you will need to stop the bleeding before you take your bird to the avian veterinarian. Apply direct pressure to the wounded area. Once you get the bleeding under [...]

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Signs of Illness and Injury

Knowing what is normal and what is abnormal for your bird can save its life. These are some of the warning signs. Remember, never treat the bird yourself. Always go to an avian veterinarian. The earlier you catch signs of an illness, the better chance your bird has to recover. Appearance Shivering on perch Swaying [...]

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Toy Safety

Wood Birds chew. Birds love to chew. Wood toys meet this desire. However, care must be taken to make sure that the wood doesn’t not get wet or dirty. Wet and soiled toys foster the growth of bacteria. Also, wood can splinter. A bird, Toby, loved to chew her wood toys. One splintered while she [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|House and Living|0 Comments

Perches

By varying the types of perches that your bird uses you can cut down on foot-related problems that may occur. Ideally, by using different types of perches that vary in thickness, texture and hardness, we are mimicking what the bird would use in the wild. Most cages come equipped with 1 or 2 wooden dowels. [...]

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Cage Care

Bedding Materials Grating: Needs cleaning often, should not be used with birds that suffer from night fright due to possible injury. Keeps the bird from going down to play in the bedding material. May or may not work that way. Newspaper: No shiny color print due to toxicity. Cheap, easy to clean, can turn white [...]

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