There are nine species of parrots that fall into the Poicephalus genus. They're native to regions in the Afrotropic ecozone. Naturally, they're typically found near the Sub-Saharan Africa regions (Senegal, Ethiopia, South Africa, etc). Some of the types
Eye injuries may present themselves in several different ways in birds. The eyelid may be red or swollen. It may be discolored, partially closed or completely closed. You may notice your bird squinting or rubbing its eye with the side of its wing. Birds have a third eyelid that is prone to becoming inflamed, causing it to protrude or cover
In fact, in the United States, private individuals are not even allowed to keep native owls as pets. The only
Give the Bird Safe Space
Ideally, bird lovers would have a room set aside for their bird. Unfortunately, this is
Peach-faced lovebirds are only about seven inches small, so they can be kept in a household cage. At a minimum, you should have a non-round cage that is at least two feet wide by two feet long. If you can get a bigger cage, do it! The bars should not be any more than 1/2 to 5/8 inches apart. Your cage should have plenty of perches for your bird to jump around on and enjoy exploring.
The first is to add perches that are of varying diameters. This gives your bird a chance to stretch their feet out on occasion. Like humans, birds can run into foot problems if they stand in the same place all the time. While your bird might have a favorite perch, it
Avocados are a vegetable that should never enter a birdcage. While they may seem like the
An important part of protecting your bird from drafts is determining the best location for the bird cage. You do not want to place it directly under an air conditioning or a heating vent. If this is the only
If you intend on raising ostriches from eggs, there are a couple of things you should know about the babies. Ensuring that the legs of the ostrich develop properly is essential to healthy adults. Their toes are especially
Parrotlets are native to Peru and Ecuador. They have not been popular as pets until recently, but today, their popularity is flying high. Members of the Pacific variety are mostly green, but males are marked by blue splashes on their backs and behind their eyes. There
Canaries, budgies and finches are among the birds most easily spooked by a move. So you should be especially aware of the symptoms of anxiety if you live with one of these animals.
If you will
Barn owls are nocturnal predators. They feed on small rodents and fish during the night.