Bird Zone

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?

Chocolate Toxicity In Animals

Chocolate can be a killer! Although chocolate is one of our favourite treats, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity, or poisoning, is most common in dogs

Feather Picking in Birds

Can’t work out why your bird is plucking out its feathers? There could be many reasons. Parrots are especially prone to feather plucking and self-mutilation. Why is my bird mutilating

Keeping a Budgerigar

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), also known as a parakeet or more commonly a budgie, is the most popular pet bird worldwide. This small and beautiful bird originates from the drier

Housing Large Birds

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. What

Chlamydiosis (Psittacosis) In Birds

Chlamydiosis, also known as Psittacosis or Parrot Fever, is a common disease of birds. The disease can cause chronic infections, asymptomatic infections, or sudden death. The disease can also be