Bird Articles

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.

Scaly Face in budgies is caused by a mite known as either the Scaly Face Mite or the Scaly Leg Mite. It burrows under the scales of the legs and into the keratin of the bird's beak.

Chickens make wonderful pets and unlike dogs and cats, you can eat their produce! If you’re considering getting a few chooks (as they are know affectionately in Australia) for your back yard you need to know how to make a chicken friendly chook house.

A sad fact of pet ownership is that, when you take a pet into your life, you are likely to have to face the eventual death of that pet. Commonly, you will have to face the decision that your pet has to be ‘put to sleep’.

You will be delightfully surprised if you decide to raise chickens and then have them as pets but you need to know what chooks (as they are affectionately called in Australia) are like as pets and what the basic principles of chook parenting are.

Feline Mad! How to Keep Your Yard Cat Free

Most of us would agree that cats are wonderful pets but, to some, the trespassing of cats is a nuisance, the source of many complaints and the cause of much neighbourhood disharmony. So how do you keep your yard cat free?

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?

There are many reasons that you might want to know the sex of your bird, even just for knowing what to name it! But how do you do it?

Oh, Baby!

The birth of your first child is an unforgettable experience - for the family pet! What preparations will help your perplexed pet and what is the risk of your pet causing disease in, or injury to, your baby?

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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