is your bird a plucker?

Our pet’s behaviour is the best indicator that they are suffering from anxiety or stress. They tell us a lot by their actions, their physiological responses, and sometimes by the “evidence” they’ve left while you’ve been away from home. Many people don’t realise that birds can fret when their owners go away or there is … Rest of Post

Your Bird’s Beak

Your bird’s beak is his primary tool for survival. It is used for eating, drinking, playing, talking, grooming, climbing, touching, and protecting. This makes it very important to help your feathered friend take the best care of it! The RSPCA says that a healthy beak will be a smooth, even shape and colour, the top … Rest of Post

What is the right bird for your family?

When looking to add a bird for your family, there are lots of things to consider. Doing basic research on the key aspects of birds is a great place to start. There are many species of birds to choose from. They vary in size, colour and intelligence. Pet birds, also known as companion birds, vary … Rest of Post

How to select quality toys for your pet

What should you look for when purchasing toys for your pets? Our pets never stop finding ways to have a good time, but they rely on us as owners to ensure what they use will keep them safe and not expose them to any harm. Toys are an important aspect of your pet’s play time, … Rest of Post

Bird Breeding

In nature, seasonal changes create conditions that stimulate the release of breeding hormones that give parrots the urge to breed. For most parrots this urge to breed is in response to the warm weather and increasingly longer daylight hours of spring. To get the best chances of breeding, you need to ensure that your birds … Rest of Post

Scaly Face or Leg Mite

Parasites can cause skin problems for birds, just as they do in other animals and humans. Scaly Face or Leg Mite is a burrowing parasite (Knemidokoptes) which commonly affects budgies, canaries and finches. In parrots, it is usually only a problem for budgerigars. Infected budgies lose feathers in the affected area, a condition which resembles … Rest of Post

Busting the Boredom

So the time has come for fur parents and their families to return to work and school, but what about the furchild? How do they adjust back into their normal routine after constant daily interaction to being left alone for the day? Bored pets can be destructive pets, causing damage around the house and garden. … Rest of Post

A festive time for your pet

The holidays are a festive time for us and our pets. With so much happening in the home at this time of year it is easy to overlook potential pet hazards that could hurt our four-legged friends. We will cover the top items which pose a risk to your pet, and help you protect your … Rest of Post

Budgies – Everything you need to know!

Budgies are the single most popular pet bird. They are also known as a parakeet in other part of the world including the USA. Baby budgies can be easily identified as the feathering on top of their head has a series of bars that continue down to the cere. The cere is the fleshy are … Rest of Post

Don’t forget about the bird!

On top of all the other things we need to remember when preparing to go away for a period of time, it is important to remember to prepare the pet bird! What many people don’t realise is that birds can fret when their owners go away, so it is important to ensure that you take … Rest of Post