Aug
09

The available methods for parrot gender determination

The available methods for parrot gender determination

Usually, a bird’s gender is unknown to other species of beings; it is a well kept secret for the bird itself and its kind. When nature created the birds, it never took into consideration the human specie and the knowledge that this last one needs. 

In some birds, the gender can be identified by the individual’s colors, wither completely, or, in some cases, only when they reach maturity. The eclectus male for instance is green, while the female is red. At maturity, the nasal area (cere) of a parakeet male is blue and the female’s one is brow. However, there are still many species of birds that don’t have different colors depending on the gender.

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Aug
09

How to make sure the Hummingbirds find you this spring

How to make sure the Hummingbirds find you this spring

It's spring at last, and here in Southern Colorado, it seems we've been waiting a long time to glimpse our favorite wild bird, the hummingbird. We just love watching these tiny, lithe creatures of such vivid color outside our window. There have been a couple summers here that we've had twenty different hummingbirds at our three feeders. We had to refill them every day just to keep up!

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Aug
09

Meet The Ecletus Parrot, Glossy And Brilliant

Meet The Ecletus Parrot, Glossy And Brilliant

Parrots are birds with gaily and boldly colors. Parrots have even, thin plumage on their whole bodies with solid color spots, which usually contrast themselves.  The most obvious feature of all parrots is the difference between the upper and lower mandibles. Both of them are curved but the upper one is curved downwards and ends like a hook while the lower one is smaller and curves upward. This is only one of the parrots distinctive features.

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Aug
09

African Grey Parrots and Stress

African Grey Parrots and Stress

The grey parrots may have many behavioral problems and most of them are caused by the human’s lack of understanding that it is first of all a prey bird and has little to do with a life in captivity. Many people fail to understand that and won’t allow that bird to manifest like a bird.

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Aug
09

Grains Parrot feeding, quick recipes

Grains Parrot feeding, quick recipes

Most often, birds like the taste of grains which are a good combination of nutrients: complex carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins; providing them a healthy food. The great variety of grains found on the market gives also different nutritive values for the birds. Grains are usually combined with seeds vegetables, pasta or pellets for the variety of food.

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Aug
09

12 Mistakes People make with Their Birds

12 Mistakes People make with Their Birds

I don’t know any one who started out wanting anything less than a loving home for their bird. However, because they didn’t know all they needed to know about caring for their bird, mistakes were made, and their bird suffered as a result.

Even with all the information available to us, we still don’t know all there is to know about having birds as pets. It’s a continuous discovery and mistakes will be made. If you find yourself making some of the mistakes discussed below, forgive yourself. Do the research, learn what you need to know and change it.

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