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Transporting Your Bird

General Information

At some time you may be faced with the task of transporting your bird. You may be taking the bird to the veterinarian, moving to a new residence or traveling long distances. In general, birds are great travelers. Most tolerate cars and airplanes very well and some actually love the excitement of travel. Planning ahead will ensure a safe, enjoyable trip for you and your bird.


What sort of container should I use?

If traveling by ... Read More

Birds: Household Dangers

General Information

Birds are naturally mischievous and will get into many predicaments. It is crucial that you “bird proof” your home. The bird’s cage is its house and the confines of your home, represents the bird’s environment. There are many dangers within these surroundings.


Temperature and Humidity

Moderate and gradual changes ranging from 10  - 20 F (2  - 5 C) in temperature are usually tolerated very well by a healthy bird. Sick birds will need a more consistently war... Read More

Egg Binding

General Information

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Feather Problems

General Information

Feather loss is as much of a concern to bird owners as hair loss is to dog and cat owners. The feathers of a bird provide protection, insulation, flight, and visual signals to other pets. While feather loss in birds is usually not fatal, it is nevertheless disturbing to owners. Occasionally, feather loss can be the sign of a serious internal condition.


What causes feather loss?

Feather loss either occurs because the bird is tru... Read More

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