Tips for duck boxes, including appropriate house dimensions, what ducks use houses and where to put a duck nesting box for the most effectiveness.
Recall training teaches a parrot to perform a certain action each time it is called. Using a training clicker helps the pet understand what to expect whenever it performs the action. Follow the click with an immediate treat so the bird associates the treat with a procedure. Teaching your parrot to c
Over 60 million Americans enjoy the simple pastime of bird watching. To join in on the phenomena, you only need a pair of binoculars and a guidebook. The facts below will help you make good use of those tools and send you on your way to identifying backyard birds.
If you are looking for swan breeders, you need to be sure to take a look at the environment where the swan is being kept. When you buy swans for your property or to breed, you want to buy two - a male and a female. The area where the swan breeders keep the swans should be clean, protected and have a
Chicks and ducklings are never raised together in large operations, but a small home farmer can successfully mix the two species with few problems. Ducklings are bigger than chicks, so the farmer must find a balance between providing for the heat and space needs of ducklings while not leaving the ch
Although pet cockatiels can be a lot of fun they also come with a responsibility. This responsibility is training. Untrained birds can be disruptive and this often leads to abandoned or unwanted pets. However owning a trained cockatiel can be a great experience.
Zebra finches are small birds native to the Australian grasslands. Zebra finches make delightful pets, and you can house them in either indoor or outdoor aviaries. Adult males are typically more colorful than the females, and are easily recognizable by the black and white stripes across their throat
Feeding birds in the garden is particularly important from when the first ground frosts start. When the earth becomes frozen, birds can't dig for worms and grubs and even berries may be hard
Tips for how to help a hummingbird trapped in a garage, shed, porch or other indoor area without hurting the bird. Includes tips for how to keep hummingbirds out of inappropriate areas.
Moles, mice, rats and other small creatures are more than a nuisance; they can bring diseases into your home. If you want to trap rodents but are squeamish about using a standard snap trap, use a paper bag affixed with a mouse glue board. The paper bag contains the rodent after it is trapped by the
Living in bear country requires that residents take precautions to prevent these omnivores from tearing down bird feeders and eating the contents. The solution is an elevated feeder supported by a pole that can neither be pushed over nor climbed by bears. Equally important is the ability to fill the
Pigeon fanciers' lung describes an allergic reaction often seen in pigeon breeders. Up to 22 percent of pigeon breeders exhibit symptoms of pigeon fanciers' lung, according to the British Pigeon Fanciers Medical Research team. Pigeon fanciers' lung goes by several other names, including allergic alv
It's okay if you can't identify every bird, and there are many birds that even experienced birders have trouble identifying.
Finch lovers use only the best cages, and while there are common things each cage must have, e.g. water cups, perches and food, the design is left to the owners. Learning how to make your own cage adds to the joy of having finches as pets. It is recommended that you make the frames of the cage with
If you're keen to start bird watching you may wonder where to watch birds. Actually, you can watch birds just about anywhere; even on the terrace of a city caf you can see sparrows and the like pecking amongst the dropped crumbs and of course pigeons are a familiar sight in some of our biggest
Anyone that has ever owned a bird for an extended period of time realizes how important it is to be actively involved in promoting good avian health. Even newcomers learn quickly that there is a great deal of information to learn when it comes to properly caring for a bird. There are a number of way
What is the difference between nesting boxes and roosting boxes; why and when to use which?