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Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Detailed bird profile of the hermit thrush: appearance, foods, habitat, behavior and reproduction. Includes conservation information and tips for how to attract hermit thrushes.
Green Wing Macaw Advice

Green Wing Macaw Advice

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
Capercaillie Bird Information

Capercaillie Bird Information

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
How to Find Out a Chick's Gender

How to Find Out a Chick's Gender

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.
Can I Keep a Wild Bird as a Pet?

Can I Keep a Wild Bird as a Pet?

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!
Parrot Cages - Choosing Parrot Cages As Your Parrot's Home

Parrot Cages - Choosing Parrot Cages As Your Parrot's Home

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.
How to Build a Flight Cage for a Cockatiel

How to Build a Flight Cage for a Cockatiel

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
2011 Mailbag Monday Reader Question Archive

2011 Mailbag Monday Reader Question Archive

Archive of 2011 Mailbag Monday reader questions - check here for the most popular birding questions and their answers!
How to Treat Cockatiels With High White Blood Cells

How to Treat Cockatiels With High White Blood Cells

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
Bird House Dimensions

Bird House Dimensions

Learn why size matters when you're building a bird house. Includes a table of proper measurements for backyard bird houses.
How to Raise Texas 4-H Show Chickens

How to Raise Texas 4-H Show Chickens

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
Holiday Fruitcake Recipe for Birds

Holiday Fruitcake Recipe for Birds

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.
Cockatiel Bird Cages - How To Choose The Right One

Cockatiel Bird Cages - How To Choose The Right One

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.
How to Make Birdseed Birdhouses

How to Make Birdseed Birdhouses

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
How to Feed Cockatoos With Granny Smith Apples

How to Feed Cockatoos With Granny Smith Apples

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
How to Build a Raccoon Cage

How to Build a Raccoon Cage

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
Image Stabilized Binoculars

Image Stabilized Binoculars

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
It's False! 4 Common Myths about Birds

It's False! 4 Common Myths about Birds

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
Find a Bird Breeder in Michigan

Find a Bird Breeder in Michigan

Locate a Michigan bird breeder quickly and easily in this handy directory of local Michigan bird breeders!