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BIRD - NEW PET

Introducing Birds
Introduce two birds slowly. Although they may take to each other immediately, it is not worth the risk of putting them in the same cage right away. Also, before you get a friend for your friend, make sure she is of a breed that likes the companionship of ...

Socializing Your Bird
Most of us find it fairly easy to meet new people. For a bird, however, new faces, new voices and new surroundings are terrifying. A bird isn't naturally people-friendly; she doesn't gravitate naturally toward humankind, and people can appear frightening ...

Choosing the Right Bird
There's nothing worse than bringing home a new baby and not having any diapers in the house. Here is a list of supplies you need for your newest baby - your bird. She will be somewhat stressed by the ride home, so do everything you can to place her calmly...

Where to Find a New Bird
You can get a bird from a variety of places: pet stores, commercial breeders and individuals. Your choice of bird and your purpose for getting a bird will have a direct influence on where you buy him. Start by doing some legwork. Ask your bird-owning f...

How to Choose Your Bird
You've decided to get a bird - a new pet bird for yourself, your family and your home. Now it's time to choose one. The decision to adopt a particular bird should be made based on a mix of impulse and logic, but it should not be a spur-of-the-moment resol...

Choosing a Bird Species
Buying a pet bird can be confusing. Your avian-enthusiast neighbor has his opinion, the pet store clerk has his opinion, endless pet publications have all kinds of opinion - so how do you sort them all out and determine what's right for you and your house...

First Playtimes
Birds have an innate need for routine, from the first morning screech and squawk to the evening's "good night" vocalization. Playtime can't occur just anytime you can squeeze it into your activities orĀ on a whim. She may be eating, amusing herself or napp...

Get Ready for Your Bird
Now that you've chosen a bird perfect for your family, your schedule and your lifestyle, you'll need to decide on how you want to welcome this new pet into your home. A new bird, whether it is a large macaw, a small finch, or a pair of lovebirds, needs th...

Why Choose Birds As Pets?
Birds come in every size, shape, and color, so it's no wonder many people choose pets of the feathered variety. From the unassuming zebra finch to the magnificent macaw, there's a bird to fit any lifestyle. As Individual as You and Me Just like dogs...

Welcoming Your New Bird Home
Imagine moving into a new house with a new family without warning. That's how your pet feels the first time you bring him home. Picking a pet is fun and exciting for you, but it can be a scary process for your new bird. Make the transition as smooth as po...