Bird Articles

Large birds such as cockatoos, African greys and Amazon parrots have special housing requirements. The size of the cage, type of perch and accessories for the cage are important.

Caring for Wild Baby Birds

Caring for wild baby birds takes skill, knowledge, experience, patience and a lot of time.

Chlamydiosis (also known as Psittacosis or Parrot Fever) is a zoonosis (a disease that can be transmitted from animals or birds to man) caused by the organism Chlamydia psittaci. It can cause severe illness in humans.

Travelling With Pets

If you plan on taking your furry or feathered friend on holidays with you, moving house or even a short trip to the vet, then here are some tips on how to travel safely with your pets.

Human Foods that Poison Pets

Feeding pets food that we enjoy is not only wrong, it can also be fatal. There are some foodstuffs that humans relish which cause illness and death if eaten by pets.

Taking Care of Your Bird's Beak and Nails

Caged birds don't experience the same wear and tear that birds in the wild do to maintain their correct beak and nail shape. Here's how to keep your bird's beak and nails in top condition.

Moulting in Caged Birds

Think yourself lucky that you’re not a bird - especially at moulting time. Moulting is a very busy and stressful time for birds.

Bird Cage Hygiene

Most birds have the misfortune of eating in their bathroom and defecating in their kitchen. It is essential to keep a bird's environment as clean as possible.

Feeding Your Bird

One of the great myths about owning birds is that all they need to eat is seed. This is no more true of birds than it is about us. So what do we feed our birds?

Hand rearing parrots is a lot of hard work, and requires a huge amount of dedication. However, the results are well worth it.
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