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Month: January 2015

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Bird Teflon dangers you didn’t know & other household perils

 One of the first things new caged bird keepers learn is that Teflon is bad for your bird which is pretty well-known. The statement “I threw out all my Teflon cookware before I brought my bird home” can be found on the internet as often as Lady Gaga changes hairstyles.   The potential danger of …

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Accessories to keep your bird cage area cleaner that actually work. 

We’re going to start out with one of our favorite product lines that’s been solving bird cage cleanliness for more than a decade – Lixit water bottles. Do you really need a water bottle? Birds being the messy creatures that they are will poop in their water dishes regardless of placement we think yes.   …

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Diverse birds with one thing in common – a softbill picture story

At last week’s Sunday Birdie Brunch we talked about the the differences of beaks among various species of (exotic) birds. Wikipedia had a very specific list if you remember based on the”soft food” diets. This breaks down to six categories and you can read about that here   We have tens of thousands of bird …

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Hookbills, hardbills, softbills & waxbills – just the feathered factoids

Caged bird keepers know that bills are not something you pay, it’s thing on the front of your birds face. Birds Unlimited posted a comment in last week’s blog about light and vitamin deficiencies. The incriminating statement I made was. “Finches are softbill birds & not able to crack the husks of seeds larger birds …

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