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Tips to Teach Your Parrot to Talk

One of the main reasons that many people choose to get a parrot is their ability to talk. But, just like a human child, parrots must be taught to talk. This can be a daunting task for new bird owners who do not have experience in animal training.…
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What About Wing Clipping?

If you are considering owning a bird or a new bird owner, you may have heard of wing clipping. Wing clipping is a way to prevent your pet bird from gaining significant altitude when using their wings. It still allows for a controlled descent…
dark and light blue parrotlet sitting on a rock

How to House Different Birds Together

If you already own a bird, or you dream of owning birds, you probably have fantasized about a large aviary with lots of different bird species intermingling and cohabitating. This idea, while serene, is not always realistic. Mixing different…
Green, blue and red parakeet on a branch

Why You Should Remove Mirrors From Your Bird Cage

Owners are often concerned that their birds are lonely and opt to get a mirror instead of a second bird. While their intentions are good, mirrors are not always a very healthy option for your pet bird. Mirrors can actually be psychologically…
Brown, grey and orange finch on a tree branch

Finches 101

“Finch” is actually just a broad term for small passerine birds or songbirds. The most common denominations of the breed to be kept as pets are the Estrildidae family of finches. This family includes the owl finch, society finch, canaries,…
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How Expensive Is It to Own a Bird?

Birds are a popular choice for many prospective pet owner’s across the US due to the conception that they are cheaper and easier to maintain than a cat or dog. This can be true, depending on what breed of bird you intend on owning. However,…
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What Do Pet Birds Eat?

We all know pet birds are cool, I mean, some of them can talk and fly! We know they’re smart. And we know that their feathers are mesmerizing. But, what do they eat? Birdseed and pellets are the obvious answer but, is that enough to keep a…
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What Toys Are Best for Your Pet Bird?

Toys are an essential part of your bird’s environment for the best quality of life. Toys will help keep your bird’s mind stimulated and prevent behavioral issues such as biting, screaming, and feather plucking. However, not all toys are…
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How to Prepare Your Home for a Pet Bird

So, you've chosen a pet bird, a name, and a date to bring him home. Now, you have to prepare your home for his homecoming. Birds can be intimidating pets to bring home since their respiratory systems are so fragile and they require careful care.…
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Why CritterZone Works for Birds

Budgies, parrots, macaws, and conures can make lovely pets. Birds enjoy being cared for and make strong bonds with their caretakers. They are also extremely intelligent, thrive in small living spaces, and are generally inexpensive to feed. Their…