Detailed bird profile of the hermit thrush: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract hermit thrushes.
Greenwing macaws can make truly wonderful pets with enough commitment, attention and care. Intelligent, social and sweet-natured, these birds are quite gentle compared with other macaws, relating well with multiple people and pets if properly socialized. However, if you do choose to own one, underst
The capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is the largest member of the grouse family, and it also is known as the western capercaillie and the wood grouse. Both male and female have a patch of bright red skin above their eyes. They also have feathered legs to protect them from the arctic climate, which is
Sexing chicks when born is important to avoiding conflict between male and female chicks and to save money. Males kept with females will take a disproportionate amount of the food and water, and breeders need to be certain that they are properly feeding the females to promote future egg production.
If you've ever thought of keeping a wild bird as a pet, then don't miss this informative discussion on the issues that can arise when attempting to keep a wild bird!
Consider buying a cage for your bird's home is one important purchase.Your bird will be in this cage for a big portion of its life, thus parrot cages need to be the correct size with the right bar spacing and thickness, as well as be built of safe, solid materials.
Flight cages are large cages that are built so that the inhabitants of the cage have room to move around and stretch their wings. Flight cages are generally constructed of lightweight wire mesh. Cockatiels need flight cages longer in length than width or height, so that the bird can fly from perch t
Archive of 2011 Mailbag Monday reader questions - check here for the most popular birding questions and their answers!
A high white blood cell count in cockatiels is indicative of an increase in disease fighting cells within the bird' s blood. Such an elevated white blood count means that the bird is fighting an infection. The most common infection in cockatiels is psittacosis, which can be a life threatening diseas
Learn why size matters when you're building a bird house. Includes a table of proper measurements for backyard bird houses.
4H is a national association designed to give kids hands-on experience in raising and training animals. The organization supports many different types of farm animals, including chickens, and encourages kids to exhibit their animals at the end of the year for grading and awards. Certain guidelines m
Many people give and receive fruitcakes during the holiday season -- and even though some don't seem to like fruitcake very much, it's a popular treat among our feathered friends! Check out this easy recipe for a bird-safe fruitcake variation that your bird will love.
Without a doubt, cockatiels are beautiful birds and make for wonderful pets in any home. The biggest issue with this kind of bird will be choosing the right type of cockatiel bird cage. Here are some tips on what to look for.
Many people hang out bird feeders and birdhouses to attract songbirds to their yard. This simple project, a birdseed birdhouse, allows you to combine a birdhouse with a bird feeder. A birdseed birdhouse is a great way to have both a feeding station and a nesting station for birds. The materials nece
Cockatoos enjoy eating fruit like Granny Smith apples. Light green peeling covers the tart apple. The apple has a crunch to it, which a cockatoo's sharp beak can bite through. The apple contains Vitamin C and other nutrients. Cockatoos will eat the entire apple. Feed the apple pieces to the cockatoo
Raccoons are wild animals and should never be kept as pets. However, if you have many of these pesky creatures in your backyard or you find an injured raccoon, you may need a cage to transport them to your local animal shelter or to hand them over to wildlife enforcement officers. You can use a cage
A review of binocular use for bird watching and astronomy. Explanation of Image stabilization technology and its advantages when using binoculars. Detailed explanation of the Canon IS syatem
4 Common Myths about birds. Don't feed the birds they will become dependant on you, don't touch the baby bird that fell out of the nest or its mother will abondon it, be sure to not