Thursday, February 28, 2013

Macaw Care

Keep Your Bird Healthy and Active Macaws are intelligent and complex. The need for toys is immense. Boredom is unhealthy for a macaw and can be fatal. Puzzle toys made for the destructive macaws are great. There are interactive toys where a nut needs to be extracted. Chew toys are needed for these chew happy birds. Anything new and different that is safe for a macaw. Anything that you can find that will confound the macaw for a little while; because it doesn't take long for them to figure out each new game or puzzle. They love to interact with you. He loved his head scratched and soon would ask for a scratch in his well articulated, but nasally voice. We learned many games together. We spent countless hours on the floor playing. Macaws need a great deal of specialize attention. It is not a good pet for someone that cannot devote his or her entire life to him or her. The macaw is very different from other pets, and each macaw is different from another macaw. Each one is unique! Riker, the opinionated macaw hated bugs. He would turn his head to one side and with one eye watch a bug crawling up the wall. I called this giving the bug the hairy eyeball. All the while he is yelling, BUG, MOM, MOM! BUG!! If a bug was on the floor, he'd go the other way. Strange bird, Riker was! Learn more about macaws and macaw care! Macaw Care

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hedgehogs - Interview with Z. G. Standing Bear

Z. G. Standing Bear is a Vietnam combat veteran and retired Army officer. He was also a college professor at Colorado State University having taught criminology, forensic science, and justice ethics, and a variety of other subjects. Standing Bear is mixed-blood Native American with ancestors that are Mohawk, Wampanoag, Micmac, Scotch, and Irish. “I spoke Mohawk before I spoke English (thanks to living with my grandmother - next door to my home - while my both parents worked). It was a delightful childhood,” said Standing Bear. Z. G. Standing Bear is also a long time advocate of animals and exotic pets. He is currently the treasurer of the International Hedgehog Association (IHA). In 1991 the African Hedgehog was gathered in African and sold prolifically in the wholesale pet market in the United States. The USDA ceased the importation of the Hedgehog in 1994 allowing unscrupulous individuals to gain huge profits off the hedgehog. Learn about Hedgehogs and Z. G. Standing Bear

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zonkey - Zorse

The newest in exotic pets! A zores, zonkey, or zeedonk, is a hybrid .. Learn what a zores, zonkey or keedonk is. Find out what this latest rage is all about! Cute! Zonkey - Zorse

Avian Veterinarian

ny veterinarian can call themselves avian veterinarians. An Avian Veterinarian who belongs to the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) is a veterinarian who has paid their dues to the Association of Avian Veterinarians. What determines a qualified avian veterinarian is a veterinarian who has Avian Certification from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP). Learn about avian veterinarians

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Canaries - Canary - Introduction

Canaries don’t climb for exercise as parrots do. The canary needs to fly. I wouldn't recommend purchasing a canary from an outdoor aviary. Mosquitoes carry canary pox and easily transmit the canary pox to canaries. How to care for a pet canary. A songbird that is sure to delight your family. Canaries - Canary - Introduction

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pet Skink

Skinks are small lizards. Like most reptiles climate control is very important. The Blue Tongue Skink is a popular pet skink. One well-liked breed of the Blue Tongue Skink is the Northern blue-tongued skink. They are omnivores meaning they eat meat and plant matter. The skink is a docile lizard, in my opinion, comparable to a bearded dragon. If you hold and handle them from a young age they even enjoy cuddles. Learn how to care for the pet skink

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lovebirds - Happy Valentine's Day!

You will never know true love and happiness until you have loved a lovebird. What is sweeter than candy and a Valentine’s heart full of love? The answer to my riddle; a lovebird which could be the perfect gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day. If the love of your life has been contemplating a bird as a pet, it would certainly be a gift of love. A pet for a gift should not be a surprise but something planned, prepared for, which then becomes a romantic outing together to find the perfect lovebird. Then come the tender days of watching your lovebird adjust to his or her new surroundings. A toast of sparkling wine, champagne, bubbly grape or cider listening to mellow music to sooth your souls which also helps your new lovebird adapt to his or her new family and environment. People have long been fascinated with lovebirds manifested in poetry, sonnets, art, melody, song, and legend. The lovebird needs are the same as people, love sweet love! Learn about pet lovebirds full article Lovebirds - Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Ragdoll Cat has Died

My 12-year old ragdoll cat Squeaky has passed away. I will miss her a great deal. It took me a while to be able to write this article. My heart is broken. If I can help anyone to avoid this heartache I intend on doing so! Learn about the symptoms of chronic renal failure (CRF). Watch for these symptoms this is far more common than you think