Articles that are all about our feathered friends. From budgies to parrots, several of the contributors here have pet birds, maintain bird-related websites, create bird-related products or services, and have a sincere affection for these clawed companions.
by Tim Mollen
Journal Entry: July 10, 1973 (age 4)
Now that I’m four, I get to go over to my friends’ houses sometimes, as long as one of the parents is home. My favorite places to go are Jackie Gosney’s house and Brian West’s house. They both live on James Street on Binghamton’s South Side, just a few doors from our green, two-family house on Vine
by Joe Smith
Birds, just like any other pet, require housing that provides them safety and security. Bird cages are the normal means for this, but before you go out and buy the first bird cage you see, it’s important to know what to look for and how much to expect to spend.
Depending on the size of your birds, the size of a bird cage is extremely
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
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
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
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
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
February Feeding Goes to the Birds
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
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