Is it right for me?

Is it right for me? by Carissa (Canada) Bird Collage I made I have never owned a bird but I am anxious to own one. I am in school from 8 25 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. but I leave around 7 45 a.m. and get back around 3 00 pm. That is a full […]

Identical Budgies

Identical Budgies by Joann Wilber (Kalispell, MT) Twin Budgies Hi, I was just wondering how often a budgie will have identical twin babies (double-yolked egg), and if anyone else out there raising budgies has had that happen. Answer: This situation is actually pretty rare. And even when it does happen, they rarely make it beyond […]

I want to buy a Cockatiel

I want to buy a Cockatiel by Aaruni (Singapore) I want to buy a Cockatiel but the problem is that I don’t stay at home for 6 hours because of my school and there is nobody to take take care of the bird for that 6 hours. So is it good for the bird and […]

How fast can parakeets fly?

How fast can parakeets fly? How fast can parakeets fly? Answer: We’re not quite sure. It would probably depend on the bird and whether or not his or her wings are clipped and if he or she has been flight trained. We do know that if a parakeet’s wings aren’t clipped, they can fly fast […]

Expense

Expense by Blue Valentine (North Carolina, USA) Would it be really expensive to own an African Grey (Timneh)? With all the toys, cages, vet care, and food? Answer: Hello, Owning a pet bird can be very expensive. And with larger parrots (such as African Greys), it is guaranteed. African Greys alone cost between $600-$2000 to […]

How do you know when birds are sick?

How do you know when birds are sick? by Anonymous How do you know when birds are sick? Answer: If you have any reason to believe that your bird is sick, you should immediately take him or her to a certified avian veterinarian. It can actually be very difficult to tell when a bird is […]

Housing Two Bird Species Together

Housing Two Bird Species Together by Christopher Matos (Avenel) Are blue and gold macaws good with smaller size birds? Because we aren’t always home to be with him, so I wanted to know if I could get a Lovebird to put in the cage. Answer: Hi Christopher, Most of the time, birds of different species […]

Help identifying a bird at our farm

Help identifying a bird at our farm by Anonymous We have a bird that came to our farm. We are trying to catch it. The bird keeps coming close but no success. It’s mostly gray with a large red breast and a vibrant crop which he moves up and down. I don’t know if it’s […]

Age of parakeets in pet stores

Age of parakeets in pet stores by Ali Sabour How old are most young parakeets when they are sold to pet stores? Answer: Hello, Young parakeets in pet stores are usually 6-12 months old. However, the ages can really vary at a pet store since they carry birds from babies to adulthood. You also cannot […]

Babies and Birds

Babies and Birds by Kim (UK) I just moved to the UK. I have a six month old baby and my husband is underway for long periods of time. Im looking into getting a pet bird, but i don’t know if a bird is ok to have around a baby, or if they will mesh […]