Cuttlebones are commonly found in birdcages everywhere. You know, those ubiquitous white surfboard-shaped mollusc shells that birds chirpily peck onto? But what exactly is a cuttlebone for and why is it found in almost every birdcage in the world? A cuttlebone is the internal shell of a cuttlefish that provides […]
Should You Clip Your Budgie’s Wings?
There are a lot of ‘taming’ practices that pet owners do to their companion. For example, ‘Should we put our dog on a leash or let them free?’, or ‘should we declaw a cat or not?’ While some of the practices are downright cruel, some often get in the grey […]
Can Cockatoos and Cockatiels Live Together?
Watch the cuteness that is cockatoos and cockatiels on YouTube or in an aviary, and you start to wonder: can these two species live together, and the answer is yes, but with a caveat. Can Cockatoos and Cockatiels Live Together? They can live together, but only if you watch them […]
Do Birds Remember Their Previous Owners?
If you adopt a bird or are thinking of doing so, you probably wonder to yourself, “Does this bird remember his previous owners?” and we can confidently say the answer to that is, yes. Do Birds Remember Their Previous Owners? Yes, especially parrots. Parrots have memories that are superior to […]
Should You Actually Feed Your Parrot Grit? It Can Be Fatal!
If you’ve browsed the bird supply aisle at your favorite pet store, you’ve probably noticed a lot of grit bags lining the shelves. This seemingly simple product can easily confuse avian owners since many of us don’t know its purpose. Should you actually feed your parrot grit? Wild birds eat […]
Can Parrots Play With Cardboard?
Can parrots play with cardboard? If you are a long-time parrot owner, you might be familiar with how much parrots love to play with cardboard. In fact, they love picking at cardboard so much that if you have a piece lying around in the cage, any other toy would end […]
11 Tips For Taming An Indian Ringneck
A few days ago, I was helping a friend in choosing a suitable pet. He was particularly keen on getting a bird and decided on an Indian ringneck parakeet. This led us to discuss how easy these birds might be to tame, and how the process of taming them may […]
Why Your Budgie Needs A Companion
Budgies, with their colorful plumage and talkative and social nature make perfect companions. However, just because they are considered to be low-maintenance or easy-to-keep pets, doesn’t mean that they need any less care or attention than a cat or a dog. This may lead you to wonder if you should […]
Can Macaws And Cockatiels Live Together?
It may seem that two different species of birds can be completely compatible, but what may seem like a calm situation can change in a split second. When one of the birds is much larger than the other, it may become a big problem for the smaller one. There are […]
5 Reasons Why Your Cockatiel Is Eating Its Own Poop
Do you want to know why your cockatiel is eating its own poop? Definitely, if it is your first time to see this type of behavior, you might get alarmed because of the harmful bacteria that your cockatiel might ingest. But you do not have to worry as we are […]