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?
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.
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.
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.