Sep
01

6 Things That We Have To Consider Before Buying A Bird

6 Things That We Have To Consider Before Buying A Bird

What to start with?  First we have to consider the following :  What can I afford?  The price of on parrot varies in large bounds in dependence with the species. You can buy for example a budgie for less than $10. The price of the cockatiel varies between 25 and 35 $. An Amazonian parrot and grey parrot can be purchased for about $300 – $400, cockatoo for $1,000 ...... and the price of some parrots reaches $15,000! This is one of the initial questions which you have to answer.

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Sep
01

What do birds like to eat

What do birds like to eat

What do birds like to eat? Here we come to my favorite topic: I am a great glutton so that is why I try to please my birds!  My main parrot food is millet. It is sold in every ”bird feed” shop. You should make sure there is always be enough millet into the bird cage. And don't worry, birds know themselves how much to eat. They also enjoy oats very much but only unpeeled, absolutely natural oats which are very difficult to find. They are usually only found as an addition in combined foods. As a compromise variant oat kernels can be given.

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Sep
01

The complex behavior beyond the Parrot bite

The complex behavior beyond the Parrot bite

Parrots’ behavior is commonly misunderstood by people who have them as pets. Parrots have a complex behavior which is a little harder to manage by a person, not as the case of a dog for instance. Parrots are intelligent, beautiful and entertaining birds. Nowadays, parrots’ care and behavior books and videos can be found everywhere and seem to be the new main branch in the pet industry.

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Sep
01

Aquarium Snails - Pets or Pests?

Aquarium Snails - Pets or Pests?
Have you ever suddenly looked into your fish tank and noticed a bunch of little black things crawling around which, upon further inspection, revealed themselves to be tiny little snails? You probably wondered where the heck these things came from and what you should do with them. It's most likely that these little aquarium snails have hitched a ride in an aquarium plant you recently purchased and, while these can be terrible pests, there are other types of snails that can be quite beneficial to your fish tank as well as fun to look at.

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Aug
15

10 tips for buying a parrot

10 tips for buying a parrot

Parrots are one of the most attractive and rewarding animals in the world. Though parrots are very intelligent their requirements and demands are quite different from other types of pets. They need the care and attention of their owners far more than other household animals. Most of the parrot breeds are both noisy and destructive; and the larger breeds live for a much longer time than the smaller ones. Therefore it is necessary for you to think carefully about the following issues before buying them.

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Aug
15

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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