Posts About: Birds

How to train a Cockatiel to talk

How to train a CockatielCockatiels are perfect pet birds for many reasons to which I will get to later in this post. Cockatiels are small parrots. They come with a variety of color patterns and a very distinctive crest. This crest is a sign for the Cockatiel‘s emotional state. It is vertical when the bird is excited, a bit oblique when the bird is relaxed and flat to the head when the bird is angry.

Where do Cockatiels come from? According to newest research Cockatiels are classified as the smallest in the cockatoo family. And they are native to Australia where they love to live in the bush lands always close to water.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in March 2017

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It‘s great to see what a wide variety of pets our readers care for! Thank you for visiting Animals Small and Big!

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Large Flight Cage

bird cageA large flight cage belongs definitely to the pricier items you will buy for your bird. But it is very worth it because it surely will make your bird happy.

First of all it’s important to know that the quality and of course cleanliness of the cage is very strongly connected to your bird’s health and well-being. I cannot emphasize this fact enough.

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Top 10 Most Visited Posts in February 2017

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What you need to know about feeding pet birds

Tidy Seed No-Mess Bird FeederEvery bird owner knows how messy birds can be – not because it’s their intention. It’s because birds are by nature not tidy at all. One mess a pet bird inevitably makes is throwing seeds around or even just empty seed hulls while eating. Getting a no-mess bird feeder can be your answer to this situation.

Well, it’s no secret, everything around pet birds can be messy. You constantly need to clean your bird’s cage. There will always be molted feathers, droppings, chewed-up toys and as said flung seeds in a bird’s cage. In order to reduce your cleaning efforts you can get a no-mess bird feeder.

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Top 3 Bird Baths for Cage under $10

bird bathBirds love to bathe by nature. You can easily watch it if you place a bird bath into your backyard and observe all the birds using it frantically – as we saw it in our backyard. Even dozens of pheasants visited our bird bath daily and scrambled to take a bath at the same time. Pure fun!

Well, your little pet bird is the same. Since your bird cannot clean himself in rain, a puddle or stream or just hop through wet grass you need to provide your little friend an appropriate bird bath. I have some tips for you about bird baths.

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Top 3 Travel Bird Cages

Caitec Bird CarrierThere are moments in the life of a pet bird when it needs to travel with you. In these moments you’ll need an appropriate travel bird cage or bird carrier of the right size. A bird carrier isn’t as big as a normal bird cage but it shouldn’t be too small either.

When do you need a bird carrier? Well, the most obvious reason is your regular trip to the vet. Bird owners also use it to bring their birds to work if their work day is longer than expected. In this case the bird really needs to love to be in the bird carrier or can be let free from time to time.

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Top 3 Pet Odor Removers 1 Gallon between $15 and $50

dogSharing your home with pets – dogs, cats and all kinds of small animals – you have to deal with pet odor. No exception! As a pet owner you don’t need to put up with pet odors in your home. You definitely need to have some kind of pet odor remover at hand.

But there are more things to know about pets and their odors.

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Top 4 Small/Medium Bird Cages around $50

birds in cageJust as we love our homes our pet birds love their cage as home which makes the design of the cage for your bird very important. Here are the most important points you need to know before choosing your bird cage.

First of all the perfect bird cage needs to provide enough space for your bird to move around, to fully extend his wings inside the cage. Additional space is needed for bird toys, dishes, perches and other places your birds love to hang out such as swings or nests.

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Top 5 Perches for Birds around $10

Booda Comfy Perch for BirdsBirds of all sizes need entertainment, fun, play to relieve cage stress and boredom.  Providing perches for your pet bird is an important service you can give to your beloved bird.  Perches come in all kind of forms and materials which is great because you can offer your bird different styles or perches in order to find out which one he likes the best.

If a perch is flexible and bendable you have the opportunity to place it just everywhere in the cage in every form you can imagine.  For your bird this is a great thing to be busy with, finding it in different forms and positions.  Birds are curious by instinct, and they like to figure things out.  With a great perch you can provide a perfect item of fun and play.  What do you need to know about bird perches?  Here are some tips for you.

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What you need to know before adopting a Parakeet

parakeetFor a while I was working as veterinarian at a vet practice that was specialized in birds of all kinds.  Well, my favorite bird was the Parakeet.  Always.  I could admire their friendliness toward humans, their beautifully colored feathers – and forget about my work …

Often you also hear the name Budgie when it is about Parakeets, this is just another name for this bird.  When I learned about the Parakeets I found it most amusing that their Latin name “Melopsittacus undulatus” means “Song Bird with Wavy Lines” that characterizes this kind of bird perfectly.  Isn’t that true?

Well, there are some points you need to know if you are thinking of getting one or two Parakeets.

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Top 3 Bird Hideaways under $10

Prevue Hendryx Coco Bird HideawayBirds need privacy, a place they can call their own, like so many other pet.  They like to hide in a nest-like hut, shelter or any other kind of hideaway.  Getting your pet bird a hideaway is one step toward helping to establish calmness and rest for them.

A bird hideaway gives your beloved bird a place of his own where he feels secure and safe.  They look so cute and comfortable when they sit in their hideaways.  Actually it is recommended to have a bird hideaway if your little bird shows anxiety related problems.  But also healthy and happy birds benefit from having a hideaway.  They use it for their naps, for some play time and also to hide from loud scary noises made for example by vacuum cleaners.

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