Companion Birds Archive

Healthy Diet Tips for Your Pet Bird

Providing pet birds a healthy diet is essential. Without proper nutrition, birds can become sick and even stressed to the point of displaying unwanted behaviors such as biting and feather plucking. One of the biggest mistakes that new pet owners make is giving birds a diet solely or primarily of seeds. The problem is that …

What is Normal Behavior For Parrots

One of the most important things to remember about parrots – they are not typical domesticated animals like cats and dogs. To be a bird owner, an individual has to set realistic expectations and respect this beautiful but very complex animal. Concepts of Parrot Behavior Again, a parrot is not domesticated but instead, a wild …

The Importance of Foraging

In the wild, parrots exhibit four main behaviors: social interaction, grooming, foraging, and sleeping. The vast majority of their days are spent foraging or searching for food. Food is readily available for pet birds. A feeding process that should take hours, may take only minutes in the caged bird. Left with little to fill their days, some birds …

Budgies are Great Companions

Budgies (budgerigars) are small parrots that make delightful pets. They are usually friendly and easy to tame, and are quite capable of mimicking speech. Budgies are sometimes also called parakeets (specifically shell parakeets) as they are members of the parakeet family. There are also two types of budgies – the American budgie or parakeet, and …

Tips for a Happy Sun Conure

Prepare your conure’s home before bringing him back home. Get the right size of cage. Conures need big cages and many toys. Intelligent and constantly busy, you’ll need a large cage so that he can spread his wings without touching the sides of the cage. His tail should not touch the cage bottom or brush the cage …

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