September 3, 2017

As the weather turns cold, one of our most posted questions  is  about bird safe  options for supplemental  (bird safe) heating. As a rule of thumb,if you are comfortable without a blanket or sweater then your bird probably is too. Most (healthy) birds will be comforta...

September 3, 2017

More and more often we see the distressed posting about a unwell bird. After a few questions, it is usually suspected heavy metal toxicity. 

Heavy metals are naturally occurring in the ground.  A “heavy metal” is any relatively dense metal  such as chromium, cobalt, ars...

August 22, 2017

Bacteria grows in diverse conditions and are masters at adaption, which is why you will find these little ninja nearly everywhere  Certain conditions play a role in how quickly bacteria will multiply, these include :

  • temperature,

  • oxygen,

  • moisture,

  • pH...

August 21, 2017

Bind

bʌɪnd/

noun

a problematical situation.

  1. "She is in a bind that gets worse with every passing minute"

Let's take a good look at the meaning of this statement.

Egg binding is a very serious medical condition in avian or other mammals.  A female (hen)  is unable to p...

August 17, 2017

Again these charts are a simple guide. If you suspect there is a problem, first BREATHE, then monitor the next couple of poops. If all returns to normal,  welcome to parronthood. If the concerns continue , vet immediately.

August 16, 2017

Thanks Diana Uyen

Safety in Heated Appliances


Having a bird in the home means taking extra steps to ensure a safe environment.  If it is safer for the birds, it is safer for all in the household.  One of these steps applies to new appliances big and small. 

Let...

August 16, 2017

In todays world of DIY everything, we are often asked how to safely achieve the brightly colored blocks that our pampered feather babies LOVE to destroy. I will share one method here. There are plenty around and this is just one of the many. 

To begin, start with clean...

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