Browsing: Birds


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Can Animals and Animal Behaviors Predict the Weather

Do you think animals can predict the weather? In the USA, a groundhog is still used to predict the weather for up to six weeks in advance. If you see the groundhog’s shadow at noon on the 2nd of February, (Groundhog’s Day) then the weather will be cold and wintry for another six weeks.

Have you ever heard the saying that dogs act nervous and cats get frisky as

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Why The World Needs Pets

by Bill Clanton

They won’t hold a grudge. They won’t leave you for someone else. They know how to show their affection. They even know your feelings better than you do. Who are “they”? Well “they” go by many names, but most of the world just calls them “Pets”. Pets are wondrous creatures whose powers go beyond that of spiritual or magical. Perhaps that power is what the world

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Peculiarities in Breeding Canaries

Greencolander CanaryIncubation
After the time of incubation, which proceeds for 13 – 14 days, the baby – birds start hatching. The knock the shell from inside with the help of “the egg – tooth,” which is a small chalk tentacle on the upper side of the beak and with its help baby birds manage to make a hole, which they broaden gradually. At last

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A One Ounce Companion

by Kenneth C. Hoffman

There are many reasons why some couples decide to remain childless. Perhaps they feel that their lives are full enough without the responsibility of children or there may be a medical reason that decides for them. In any case, the addition of a small pet can supply a much needed focus for distraction. A pet is a friend without blame, a comic source of entertainment

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Homemade Bird Toys

Home made bird toys are becoming increasingly popular amongst parrot keepers and their parrots. Many are discouraged from this, however, thinking that they can?t make their own. You don’t have to be an organized or artistic genius to make great toys at home. All you need is a designated place to accumulate and store your new parts, washed re-usable parts, scissors, and stringing rope.

Set aside a budgeted sum

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February is For the Birds!

February Feeding Goes to the Birds
snow bird
The month of February is National Wild Bird Feeding month and this year will be the seventh time this has been observed since it was established by the National Bird-Feeding Society in 1999. There is good reason for this observance; the fact that February is one of the most difficult times for wild birds to find food in many

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The ABC’s of Bird Beaks

Beaks, Bills, Face Knives, Beakers – whatever we want to call them, they are an integral part of our Hookbills! So, let’s break the beak down into some understandable lessons:

A. Anatomy – What is a beak?
It is not “dead” material, like hair or fingernails – rather, it is a living organ, the tip of which contains a bundle of sensitive nerves. The beak itself consists of keratin

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Picking The Best Pets For Kids

“Can I have a puppy? Please, oh please, I’ll take care of it and look after it and everything.”

Just what do you say to your kids when they ask for a pet? It is perfectly true that growing up with a family pet can teach children responsibility and to develop their social skills. Also cultivating good feelings towards pet animals helps kids to develop

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Hummingbirds Make Great Pets

by Mike Yeager

Humming birds are wonderful birds that are smart, playful, and easy to take care. Many new bird owners are surprised by the intelligence that many birds show. They are also very playful. Make sure you do research on all of the different types of birds. Some types of humming birds are more expensive and require more care than do others. Fortunately, most humming birds require only