Birds can be affected by internal parasites, including worms and protozoa, and external parasites, such as mites, lice, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. There are also some parasites that affect the blood.
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?
Hand rearing parrots is a lot of hard work, and requires a huge amount of dedication. However, the results are well worth it.
Birds have learnt to hide signs of illness in order to survive. This instinct, known as the masking phenomenon, is just as strong in pet birds as it is in wild birds. Learn how to recognise the early warning signs.
Losing a pet marks the end of a special relationship and can be one of the most difficult times of our life. For children especially it can be a very traumatic event.
Once you have taken your bird home, you become fully responsible for its care and well-being. It is not good enough to just put them in a cage with some seed and water, and hope for the best.
The joyful twitter and chirping of a content collection of birds in the trees overhead is such a restful and glorious sound. But not so the harsh, discordant squarks and screams of a parrot demanding attention as dawn breaks.
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a disease that leads to feather loss and can eventually develop into ‘bald parrot syndrome’.
Hand-feeding baby birds is only a substitute for parent-raised birds but it does have certain advantages. The hand-raised baby usually makes a better pet as it has been completely socialised with humans.
Aggression towards people is very common with pet birds. How do you solve it?