Pets Birds : Pets & Animal
Egyptian geese are renowned for their beauty, mystique and small size. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned goose caretaker or a newcomer, it is important to inform yourself about the needs of the variety of goose you choose. Raising and taking care of Egyptian geese can be hard work but also r
Duck and goose hunting is a pastime enjoyed by thousands of people annually. Duck and goose decoys (also referred to as floater decoys) are artificial decoys that are set out on the water by hunters to attract other water fowl to the area. Before setting a decoy, hunters should have a way to weigh t
Mourning doves are comfortable in a wide range of habitats, and many migrate south for the cold months. Those that remain to endure harsh northern winters are common visitors to backyard bird feeders. Doves are ground feeders that consume mainly seeds, so snowy conditions can be hard on their foragi
Salt and pepper shakers are common household items usually designed to complement dishware or other interior decorating themes. With a little fabric, elbow grease and some creativity, you can transform any salt and pepper shaker into a tassel or ornament, which can be hung from a Christmas tree, any
Avian pox occurs in a bird's unfeathered areas, like legs, mouth and wattle (on roosters). It attacks all ranges of birds, from wild turkeys to household finches. This viral disease can be rated as mild to severe, and is most common in warmer climates. Clinical signs are weakness, loss of feathers,
Ducklings grow at a rapid pace and measuring the agility of the birds requires constant attention. The trick to assessing the nimbleness of a duckling is to associate its movement with its type and age. Certain breeds of ducks prefer to swim, for example, as opposed to other varieties. Watch ducklin
Parrots are very intelligent creatures that require constant stimulation. Providing them with toys is a great way to keep them stimulated. Many pet stores sell them, but they are often expensive, and could contain toxic ingredients. The best way to ensure your parrot is playing with something safe i
Catching birds can help you learn more about them. If you are careful not to damage the wing feathers, the bird should be fine when you release it. Wild birds do not do well in captivity, so it isn't a good idea to keep one for more than a few hours, or it may die. Once you learn a technique for cat
Until World War II, many families kept chickens in their back yards for their meat or eggs.chicken image by Pity from Fotolia.comBroilers are chickens bred and raised specifically for their meat produce. Selective breeding has meant that only a few strains dominate the modern market and...
Birds can be wonderful additions, but the wrong one can turn into a nightmare. It's important to do your research and find the right bird, plus ensure your lifestyle can truly accommodate such a pet. With a little time and effort, you can make a compatible choice.
Long before winter's blustery chill begins to sting the bones, plans are being made by people in Canada, the Northeast and Midwestern United States to seek the warmer climes of the south. It's an interesting phenomenon that occurs each year and mimics the migration ritual of our feathered