Entries by All Pet Birds

Is there such thing as too large a cage?

Is there such thing as too large a cage? by Henry (Maryland) I’m doing research on lovebird care, hoping to get one of my one, but I want to make sure the bird is comfortable. I’d like to get the bird a large cage, but I was wondering if there was such a thing as […]

Heated Perch for Finches

Heated Perch for Finches by Janet (St. Peters MO USA) I have 3 male zebra finches; is one heated perch enough or do I need to buy one for each bird? Answer: Hi Janet, That’s great that you’re providing a heated perch! One heated perch should be enough for them if they get along. I […]

Lonely?

Lonely? by Blue Valentine (North Carolina, USA) I want to get an African Gray Parrot but I am away at school for 6 hours and don’t want it to chew or pluck itself. Should I get one? Answer: Hello, All parrots require a lot of interaction in order to stay happy and healthy. In my […]

Lorikeets and Lories

Lorikeets and Lories are beautiful and unique friends Lories and Lorikeets are special birds that are different from other members of the parrot tribe. There is no scientific difference between the two names–only that Lories have shorter tails while Lorikeets have longer tails. There are approximately 55 different species of these birds, but only about […]

Lovebird by itself

Lovebird by itself by Finn (Michigan) What would a lovebird do if I left for a few hours? Answer: Hi Finn, Just make sure that your bird is secure in his cage and he will be fine. He can eat, play with his toys, sleep, or just sit and watch the world. You can even […]

Lovebirds

Lovebirds are energetic and curious friends Lovebirds are very popular pets and are a good for first-time bird owners. These birds are great pets for older children but may be a bit too nippy for younger children. They are quiet birds, so they can live in an apartment with you. They can also be friendly […]

Male vs Female Budgies

Male vs Female Budgies by Marianne (Santa Rosa,CA, USA) I am thinking of getting a Budgerigar, because they are not noisy, yet like to talk and cuddle. Is there any character or personality difference between a male and a female? Which would make the best pet? Many thanks. Marianne Answer: Hi Marianne, This is a […]

Mexican Redheaded Amazon

Mexican Redheaded Amazon by Christine Pickering (Klamath Falls, Oregon) So I have a beautiful Mexican Redheaded Amazon parrot and I was just wondering if I could ask a few questions. My first question is how long do they live? My second question is what kind of foods do they like? My third question is what […]

Most curious pet bird?

Most curious pet bird? by Alex (Holland) Hi there, I am thinking about buying a bird and I was wondering what the most curious pet birds were. How can you help them be more curious? (I’m looking for a smaller bird that isn’t too loud. He or she will be living in an apartment.) Thanks […]

My bird won’t eat vegetables

My bird won’t eat vegetables My budgie refuses to eat anything but seed. Ever since she was little I’ve tried and nothing works. I’ve tried clipping spinach onto the cage but she won’t touch it, she’ll eat anything: books, pencils, a picture frame, dust, paper, nail clippers etc. But anything healthy for her is left […]