Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pollys Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cage

I am exotic pet/exotic parrot consultant. So, I can get animals in from all over at anytime. I got a call on a little mitred conure, the owner was livid about getting rid of his reprehensible biting parrot. I discussed all the alternatives on behavioral modification however; he wanted nothing to do with it. On top of that the cage wasn't coming with the bird. I thought, cheap &#^*, how in the world could he have ever ended up with a parrot? I didn't need a huge cage; mitred conures are on the smaller side of a parrot. He or she should have plenty of space to stretch his wings, to climb, to hop from bar to bar; besides my birds don't spend a great deal of time in the cage. Polly's Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cage fits all my criteria for a bird cage for my parrot. It will look nice in my living room though that is the least important factor. The most important factors in determining a cage purchase is safety, size, easy to clean and inexpensive. Where and how do you find a safe affordable parrot cage? It seems the fancier the name the more expensive the cage. Stick with the basics, make sure the latch is secure, and that it is painted with a nontoxic paint. This is a review on Polly’s Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cages. Pollys Pleasures Victorian Wrought Iron Bird Cage

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Complete Guide to Rat Training

Complete Guide to Rat Training: Tricks and Games for Rat Fun and Fitness, by Debbie Ducommun in paperback and Kindle. Are rats much like dogs and humans (yes). Can they use body language to communicate the same as a dog; you bet! Rats have a keen intelligence and can be trained to do a great deal. Learn how to train a rat. It helps tremendously with the bonding experience! Complete Guide to Rat Training

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Birds Site Map

Receive the Birds Newsletter free. Your private information is safe. No one will give or sell your email address, heck we never see it :) Learn when new content is uploaded and a lot of other great information you will only see in the newsletter. Behavior - Here you will find articles about training birds. In addition, why they act the way they do. What can you do to stop unwanted behavior. Over time you will find a great deal of great information to help you with your pet bird. Bird Care - How to care for individual species of birds from the macaw to the finch. You will learn what to look for in a bird when you go to buy one or acquire one. There are adoptable birds out there! Introduction to many species of birds. The complete care for many species of birds. Soon, you will see, hopefully every single possible bird found as a pet listed here. I am also the Exotic Pets editor there is close to 300 articles I have written and I have every intention of making this site just as informational. Bird Heath - Everything to do with a bird's health from emergency bird first aid to wing clips. Paying extra attention to a bird's health is very important. For their own survival, they hide their illness so that they don't appear weak to predators. When in doubt go to an Avian Veterinarian! General Information - I expect you will find some very interesting articles here. Some articles you may agree with others you won't. I would love to learn your perspective. That is one of the many reasons we provide a great forum. Link at bottom of page. Birds Forum If you would like to share your bird experiences and stories or make your own opinion known please use the Birds Forum. We have some wonderful discussions. There is also some very original bird content provided from some very knowledgeable people. Find this and a LOT more Birds Site Map!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wing Clip - Birds

Clipping a bird's wings the first time is not easy. You could injure the bird or even cause it to bleed to death during the wing clip. The first time I strongly suggest you professionally have the wings clipped and watch the procedure closely. This is a good way to learn how to clip wings. Each species of bird is trimmed differently. It is a safe procedure if you know how and have experience. Larger birds such as Amazons and macaws need fewer primary feathers cut. Once the feathers are cut it is rare that they can fly, only glide down from where they are perched. Smaller birds such as a cockatiel are much more difficult to keep from flying and will need to have the majority of his primary feather clipped. Even then, the cockatiel is capable of flight; he cannot gain much altitude, but can fly. Some people will advise you to cut the feathers of only one wing. This is dangerous advice. Both sides need to be trimmed so the bird is balanced. If he falls, or tries to fly off his perch, he needs to be able to glide down balanced, to prevent injury. Learn how to clip a birds wings here

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Miracle Dog Survives Gas Chamber

Eighteen dogs were put in a gas chamber. The deadly carbon monoxide was turned on. After the require time the door was opened to remove the 18 dead bodies, but miracles of miracles of little dog survived. The dog had no apparent problems as you would expect with carbon monoxide. Find out what happens next. A lot of WOW factor! Miracle dog lives through being euthanized

Miniature Horses

Miniature horses have always intrigued me. I grew up on a ranch, along with a lot of other animals we raised appaloosa horses, so I have always adored horses. Heck, as a young teen that was my main mode of transportation. You'd be surprised at how far I managed to get on horseback! A miniature horse can be a household pet (with certain health requirements - important needs that affect the respiratory system if kept indoors), outdoor/indoor, or strictly outdoor. It is important if you choose to have a miniature horse as a indoor pet that they have time to play outside for fresh air, exercise, play, healthy sunshine, and their need to run around (essential for digestion). If kept as an outdoor pet the horse will need a warm shelter that has good ventilation. The smallest miniature horse was 10 pounds and 12 inches tall when it was born. Her name is Black Beauty. Black Beauty is considered a dwarf miniature horse and is 18.5 at the withers which would be the area of the last hairs at the end of the mane. The average lifespan of a miniature horse is 30-40 years. Along with their good nature and what seems the natural ability to guide, plus their longevity they make outstanding guide animals or assistance animals; guide horses for the blind. Make sure you acquire or buy a horse that has bright shiny eyes, looks alert, healthy coat of hair, and has a good disposition. Having a horse or foal examined by a veterinarian before you purchase is an extremely good idea. Learn more about miniature horse and how to care for them Miniature Horses

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rabbits - Pet Rabbits

Nothing much beats the feeling of a wiggly nose in the neckshoulder. This is a body part you develop only when you have had a baby or when you have a pet rabbit. Rabbits are not a object you give as a gift nor should one be bought on impulse. How to care for the pet rabbit. Read article on raising a pet rabbit Rabbits - Pet Rabbits

Conures - Complete Care Guide

The conure complete care guide covers many important health issues concerning the care of your pet conure. Conures can enjoy a long lifespan if they receive proper care. The conure is a small parrot that may be the perfect bird for you and your family. Learn how to care for this remarkable bird. Read the article here.Conures - Complete Care Guide