However, it is absolutely imperative that all bird owners make an effort to play and interact with their pets as much as possible, even when they have busy schedules that prohibit them from spending an ideal amount of time with their birds. For some help figuring out how you can spend more time having fun with your bird, check out this FAQ on Finding Time to Play With Your Bird. It will give you some tips that might spark some creative ideas about how to find more time in your busy day.
Almost every bird owner wants to make sure that they are doing the best that they possibly can to care for their feathered friend, but sometimes mistake happen, and sometimes lack of knowledge can lead to the formation of bad habits.
Feeling a little unsure or down in the dumps about the quality of your bird care routine lately? If so, it's never too late to turn things around. Check out this list of the most common unhealthy bird care habits to see if you are making any of these mistakes, and to learn how to fix them. Providing the best care for our bird is your job as your pet's owner, and knowing that you are doing things properly will give you great peace of mind.
Looking for healthy and delicious options for your feathered friend? If so, a good general rule is that anything that's good for you to eat (in terms of health, that is) will also be good for your pet bird. Even knowing this, it can still be a challenge to choose the best treats for your pet.
Narrow your options down by checking out this list of Healthy Bird Treats that your bird will love. Delicious, low calorie, and full of nutrients, they are a great way to offer your bird a nice treat or snack without worrying about filling your pet up with "junk food."
Large parrots can be a challenge to keep as pets for some -- but others rise to meet the needs of these beautiful birds, and insist that owning a large parrot is one of the highlights of their lives.
There are so many species though, how does anyone choose just one? Well, there are several types of large parrots that seem to be more prevalent than others, for a variety of reasons. To learn about some of these more common and popular large bird species, check out this article on the Top 5 Popular Large Parrot Species. It will give you some information on why these particular types of birds might be so beloved among bird owners around the world.
Most people think that if they want a quiet pet bird, they'd better get something like a dove or a finch -- in actuality, that's not the case at all!
While they certainly can vocalize with a fair amount of volume, Pionus Parrots are known to be among the most quiet pet birds. They simply choose not to be noisy most of the time! Learn about some of the more unique characteristics that Pionus possess in my new article on Popular Pionus Parrots. It will outline some of the most popular Pionus species, and offer insight into the types of homes that might do well with these birds.
One of the most sought after of all the Pionus parrots is the beautiful and intriguing Coral-Billed Pionus. However, a little research into this captivating species reveals that their unique characteristics make them suitable as pets for only a special, specific portion of the bird-loving population.
Learn more about what it takes to care for one of these awesome birds in this article on Coral-Billed Pionus as Pets. It will help you discover whether or not you could be one of the ones that this species is a great match for!
Often hailed as the most beautiful of the Pionus species (although this is highly disputed by those who own other types of Pionus!) the Dusky Pionus is, without a doubt, one of the more popular Pionus in the pet world. These neat looking birds are not only intelligent and affectionate as pets, they have a disposition that has endeared them to bird owners around the world.
Learn more about keeping one of these birds in my new article on Dusky Pionus as Pets. Adopting a Dusky Pionus can mean a commitment of over 25 years -- but for the right person, they can make an incredible pet that is well worth the effort it takes to make sure they stay healthy and happy.
Some birds make amazing pets, but for one reason or another aren't exactly the best choice for everybody -- the Bronze Winged Pionus is definitely one of those birds!
While their unique colors and endearing personalities offer mass appeal, many Bronze Winged Pionus parrots have a secret that might make it difficult for them to be a good choice for some families. To learn what this is and a whole lot more about these awesome birds, check out my new article on Bronze Winged Pionus as Pets. If you're looking for a new pet bird, it might give you some information that will help you decide whether or not this is a species that you should consider.
Vacation time is all about fun and relaxation -- but what happens if you aren't able to take your bird with you on your trip? Many bird owners aren't comfortable with placing their bird in boarding for a variety of reasons, so what is a person to do? Simple -- hire a qualified bird sitter.
Finding someone to watch your feathered friend isn't always as easy as finding someone to care for a cat or dog for a few days, so it helps to get started looking for a bird sitter well in advance of your travel plans. For some tips on finding the right person for the job, check out this FAQ on How to Find a Good Bird Sitter. It will help give you some insight on where to look, who to ask, and how to negotiate exactly what you're looking for in a caretaker for your pet.
We tend to worry so much about our own weight issues, that it can be easy to overlook weight problems in our pets -- especially if we're talking about pet birds! Their lovely feathers do a great job of masking changes in their body condition, so often weight issues take a while for owners to notice. This can be potentially deadly for a bird if he or she begins to lose a lot of weight. Birds have very fast metabolisms, so if they start losing weight it can quickly turn into a dire situation.
Check out this new FAQ on How to Help Your Bird Gain Weight if you notice that your bird might be a bit on the skinny side. In conjunction with the advice you get from your avian vet, this information could possibly help your bird to get back on the path to prime condition.