It is very desirable to have a tame, affectionate and interactive bird as a family pet. Some birds can be more difficult to befriend than others but the ultimate goal is to earn the bird’s trust and respect.
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a disease that leads to feather loss and can eventually develop into ‘bald parrot syndrome’.
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.
Chickens are easy to keep healthy, but there are some common conditions and diseases that you need to watch for or you may end up having a crook chook.
Occasionally, you may find an injured or orphaned wild animal. What should you do with it and how can you tell if it is in need of rescuing?