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Pending Legislation Under the COMPETES Act Poses Threat to Pet Bird Community

The U.S. Congress is currently deliberating on a sweeping piece of legislation that would have a harmful impact on the pet bird community if enacted. Known as the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (or the COMPETES Act), the bill contains amendments to the Lacey Act that would allow the federal government...

Guides

Pet Parrot Care Sheet

With their exquisite coloring, high level of intelligence, and sociable disposition, parrots are among the most popular choices for companion birds. If you have a pet parrot or are considering adding one to your household, learning how to properly care for your bird is essential for ensuring its long-term...

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All About Budgies

As one of the most popular types of pet birds, budgerigars—commonly known as budgies—are much-loved for their vibrant coloring and sociable, playful nature. Although they are native to Australia, these small parakeets belonging to the parrot family have been bred in captivity for the pet trade since...

Opinion

The Do’s and Don’ts of Acquiring a Pet Bird Responsibly

From choosing the right diet for your bird to creating a safe, comfortable habitat, there are many steps to take as a responsible pet bird owner. However, one of the most important steps occurs before you even bring your bird home. At a time when the number of disreputable bird sellers in the market...

Fun

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Parrots

1. One word: zygodactyl Like many of our favorite bird species, parrots have four toes on both feet. However, their feet are special split into two toes pointing backward and two toes pointing forward or zygodactyl. This allows parrots have a strong grip and excellent climbing capabilities. It has even...

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How to Get in Touch with the Right Vet for Your Bird

Pet birds are not as common as cats or dogs—meaning it can be more challenging to find a specialty veterinarian that is suited to avian needs. However, it is essential that your bird develops a relationship with a trusted avian veterinarian. Here are our top reasons for getting in touch with a...

Opinion

The Top 3 Most High-Maintenance Birds

The Amazon parrot These gorgeous birds are known for their outstanding vocal abilities, and they’ll let you know why—right away! Amazons are well-suited for an owner that can handle a high energy toddler, and much like a toddler, it’s not recommended you keep one perched on your shoulder. They...

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10 Foods You Should Never Feed Birds

1. Avocado Every part of the avocado contains persin, which is bad news for birdie. This fruit contains unhealthy fats and can cause series cardiac toxicity in birds, especially smaller species. Better option: a carrot stick! 🥕 2. Coffee Caffeine-jitters are the worst—just imagine how terrible it...

Fun

What’s in a Name? Ideas for Every Birdie

Move over Rover, there’s a new pet in need of a name in town. While we’re used to Fluffy for the cat and Fido for the dog, pet birds offer a unique challenge when it comes to the name that will identify them for life. From the strong and heroic “Kong” to the diminutive “Peekaboo,” we love...

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5 Reasons Why Tyler Rugge and His Birds Are #Goals

If there’s one birdie/human duo we can’t get enough of, it’s Tyler Rugge and all his adorable birds. An avid animal lover, Tyler has over 30 pets including dogs, lizards, snakes, fish, a hedgehog and you guessed it, birds! While it may sound like this YouTube vlogger lives in a zoo, we’re always...

Opinion

Birds of a Feather Flock Together: The Joys of Multiple Bird Ownership

If there’s one thing that’s the same across all bird species, it’s that birds are very social creatures. This means that they can get lonely and bored when we’re not around since most pet birds love to play, talk and interact with their owners. As much as we wish we could, the idea of staying...

Fun

Iconic Movie Birds

Not only have birds made their way into our hearts, but they’ve made their way into some of our favorite films. Whether they’re featured as real-life birds or life-like caricatures, movie birds bring a beautiful element to the screen that we just can’t get enough of. Plus, they’re often portrayed...

Opinion

Why the Cockatiel is a Great First Bird

Who knew that when becoming a first-time bird parent, one of the most challenging things would be selecting a species? Decisions, decisions. To help narrow your search, there is one species that we cannot squawk enough about. With its bright yellow head, rosy-red cheeks, cuddly demeanor and cheerful...

Fun

This One’s for the Birds – Giving Thanks to Our Beautiful, Feathered Friends

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Before you know it, pumpkin spice everything will turn into peppermint everything and we’ll be ringing in the new year. But until that happens, we thought it fitting to reflect on what we’re thankful for this year. As surprising...