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How to Be a Better Birder

Review of How to Be a Better Birder (2012), a concise look at advanced techniques any birder can use to improve their birding prowess by looking beyond the bird itself.

How to Attract Horned Owls

The horned owl benefits property owners by reducing pest species, such as rabbits and field mice, naturally. Unwanted birds or rodents will often vacant the premises when a horned owl takes up residence. Gardeners often place plastic horned owls within the garden to deter unwanted pests from the veg

How to Give Parrots Milk

Parrots are very interesting and unique pets --- after all, how many people are able to have conversations with their animal companions? Like many pets, parrots require a balanced diet that includes healthy vegetables, nuts and seeds. Generally speaking, parrots will eat almost anything that is safe

How to Potty Train a Conure

Conures are bright, beautiful and loud parrots. There are a variety of species available in the pet trade, from the popular Sun Conure to the lesser known Patagonian. Regardless of species, conures are acknowledged as intelligent birds capable of learning a variety of tricks. As a pet bird owner, on

How to Identify Baby Chickens

Going into poultry with a little fore-knowledge ensures that you get what you pay for. While all chicks are similar in appearance, there are a few tell-tale signs that separate one breed from another.

How to Potty Train a Chicken

Although it may sound odd to some people, chickens can make entertaining pets. Chickens that are used to humans can be friendly and playful and can be trained to do simple tasks. It is easiest to bond closely with a chicken you have hand-raised from a chick, and it is important to learn about the ne

Bird Dander Air Purifier - 7 Features To Avoid

If you love and own birds, you understand how the quality of their lives and their life span depends on clean air. By avoiding the following 7 features in an air purifier, you can be assured of bringing home the most effective cleaner for your bird and you.

How to Make Part of a Room Into an Aviary

If your life is for the birds -- literally -- and you’re serious enough about your avocation to devote part of a room to house your winged pets, there are plenty of ways to create an attractive aviary. To avoid spending thousands of dollars to accomplish the project (see Resources), bring out

Breeding Gouldian Finches - Things You Should Know

When breeding gouldian finches it is very important to understand a few key things, they will make the breeding experience better for the finches and for you. It is about preparation and understanding finch behaviour that will tell you whether or not two finches are compatible. Once you know they ar

Why Do People Want Military Binoculars?

To the typical person, military binoculars seem like a useless frivolity. Why spend hundreds if not thousands more on a product that does the exact same thing as its cheaper counterparts? This critici

Common Parrot Illnesses

For the dedicated parrot parent nothing is worse than having a sick parrot. Often times the illness was not detected in the early stages, and now has become severe and endangers the parrot's life. Here is a list of commonly recognized illnesses that can attack your parrot: Aspergillosis- This i

Fall Planning For Winter Bird Hosts

Fall is a very important time of the year for Wild Birds. That is why it is so important to get your Backyard haven up and running. It is up to us to help the birds to get ready for migration or to help the ones who stay to have a safe place to stay and food to keep them healthy for the winter.

How to Raise Wild Birds

Raising a wild bird can be a great way to give an otherwise helpless animal a second chance at life. Many baby birds die within the first few months of life. With proper care they may be more likely to survive than they would've without the help. Birds nursed to health by humans have a 50 percent su

Build An Aviary House

Be certain that too it's not too near overhanging branches from trees, as dropping from other birds may contaminate your aviary. Where you are supposedly going to assemble the aviary is an ad

How to Feed a Quail

Quail is a term used to describe any of several small game birds. These stout birds typically feed on insects and weed seeds. In the wild, quails forage for food entirely on the ground. While they may look like slow-moving birds, their sturdy quick legs make them quite nimble. Quails use their stron

Things to Know about Buying Shipped Hatching Eggs

A good guide to learning what to look for and how to go about buying hatching eggs online that will be shipped to you, what to look for and what questions to ask, and what commonly-found terminology means!

How to Make Bluebird Food

Bird watching is a wonderful way to get in touch with nature. Having the birds come to perch, nest and live in your yard can be a fulfilling experience for nature lovers. Certain birds, such as the bluebird, can be lured to your yard with the creation of a natural environment and the addition of app