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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
Threats to Vultures

Threats to Vultures

Vultures face many threats, and more than half the world's vulture species are threatened or endangered. Learn what threats are the most dangerous and how you can help minimize the hazards vultures face.
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 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
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
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 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
How to Make a Soda Bottle Salt & Pepper Shaker

How to Make a Soda Bottle Salt & Pepper Shaker

When you visit certain restaurants, you may have noticed that the salt and pepper shakers are actually glass bottles that have been altered to accommodate salt and pepper. If you want to put out these whimsical shakers during your family dinners, you can make your own handmade soda bottle salt and p
How to to Make, Place and Maintain a Hummingbird Feeder

How to to Make, Place and Maintain a Hummingbird Feeder

If you are a bird lover and you want to have a chance to see a hummingbird from up close, then I'm sure you thought about getting a hummingbird feeder for your garden. The truth is that these feeders can be expensive, so if you are on a tight budget and you have no problem about putting in a li
How to Find the Right Night Binoculars

How to Find the Right Night Binoculars

This article will help you find the right night binoculars to meet your needs. It will also help you understand how night vision works. The article covers the different types of night devices and the
Tips For Setting Up a Bird Aviary

Tips For Setting Up a Bird Aviary

An aviary is not exactly a cage. It is an enclosed sanctuary that allows the birds to fly freely and interact with other birds. Birds prefer to flock together and enjoy the company of their own kind.
Putting Dirt Eating Birds Into A Broader Perspective

Putting Dirt Eating Birds Into A Broader Perspective

Every year thousands of birdwatchers flock to the Peruvian Amazon to visit the famous cliff faces and river banks where at least 21 different species of parrots gather in huge numbers to eat dirt. Not only is this a curious phenomenon to witness in and of itself, but the highly localized nature of t
How to Tell If the Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot is For You

How to Tell If the Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot is For You

With many varieties of parrots to choose from, potential owners may have a difficult time narrowing down which one is best for them. Many choose the African Gray Parrot or the Macaw. However, many have become enchanted by the Yellow Headed Amazon Parrot.