• Did you know that birds can see in 3D?

    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do you make a cardinal stop flying into your window?

    I m currently at my sister s house in Virginia, and we ve experienced something pretty odd and concerning. Since yesterday afternoon, a female cardinal has been ramming herself into a large window in the house. This window is inaccessible without a ladder, doesn t seem to open, and has no curtains to conceal... show more
    I m currently at my sister s house in Virginia, and we ve experienced something pretty odd and concerning. Since yesterday afternoon, a female cardinal has been ramming herself into a large window in the house. This window is inaccessible without a ladder, doesn t seem to open, and has no curtains to conceal it. Some of us have tried to go outside and startle her so she would fly away. This has worked, but only for the cardinal to return only a few minutes later. The cardinal has been doing this for hours on end since that afternoon, with the exception of during the night. It s the morning now, and she is back at it again. I looked into this a bit yesterday, and I found that cardinals are territorial and often see their reflections in windows as rivals that need to be warded off. Since this has been going on for such a long time, though, I m beginning to doubt that s the case. If anyone has any ideas for a peaceful solution to get the cardinal to leave, I d like to hear them. Otherwise, my sister s family may end up having to kill her if there s no other option.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is your favorite kind of bird of all not just pet or one of each if you really like birds?

    Best answer: For a pet, I would LOVE a cockatoo. A lot of work, I know, so this is just a hopeful wish.

    In the wild? Vultures and condors. I think they are very misunderstood birds who are beautiful in their own right.
    Best answer: For a pet, I would LOVE a cockatoo. A lot of work, I know, so this is just a hopeful wish.

    In the wild? Vultures and condors. I think they are very misunderstood birds who are beautiful in their own right.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do roosters make good pets? How do you care for them?

    Best answer: If roosters aren't aggressive (many are), they make great pets! I'd suggest going around to your neighbours and asking if they lost a rooster, though. They may not have internet, and they might not have actually spotted him on your yard. A rooster would be a pretty easy pet to keep. They can eat layer feed.... show more
    Best answer: If roosters aren't aggressive (many are), they make great pets! I'd suggest going around to your neighbours and asking if they lost a rooster, though. They may not have internet, and they might not have actually spotted him on your yard. A rooster would be a pretty easy pet to keep. They can eat layer feed. Don't feed him scratch as his main diet, as that's considered a treat. If he isn't interested in the feed you bought, it might be because he is used to/prefers free ranging for natural food such as insects and grass (yes, chickens eat grass, in case you didn't know!). A coop would be a good idea. Even if it stays warm where you are, a coop would protect him from predators and rain/snow/etc.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • We have a tick problem and I am looking into buying a few birds for our lawn. Which ones won t ruin grass?

    I heard guinea fowls are good. Chickens ruin grass. What about Turkeys or Peacocks?
    I heard guinea fowls are good. Chickens ruin grass. What about Turkeys or Peacocks?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should i clip my budgies wings?

    Best answer: It is always a good choice to keep your birds' wings clipped. My birds have had their wings clipped---they won't be able to escape out of the house and get lost. Patience is necessary. Your birds could use a playstand as well as a cage. A playstand is a good place to carry out training sessions, since... show more
    Best answer: It is always a good choice to keep your birds' wings clipped. My birds have had their wings clipped---they won't be able to escape out of the house and get lost.

    Patience is necessary. Your birds could use a playstand as well as a cage. A playstand is a good place to carry out training sessions, since birds can be quite territorial around their cages,

    And a rule that bird owners are quite familiar is that birds can bite and they sometimes do. I have an Amazon Parrot and a Green- Cheeked Conure; both can be nippy at times. Perch or stick training your birds can help you remove your birds from their cages without being nipped.

    This is a website for Bird Talk magazine that gives tips on bird care: https://www.newbirdtalk.com/blog/
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Bird completely soaked in storm? Help please?

    Best answer: Let it warm up and dry off, should only take 30 minutes at the very most. Then leave it outside and I’m sure it’ll fly away. Even if the storm is still going it’s perfectly fine with finding shelter on it’s own. Since you let it dry off it will be able to fly and retain warmth to survive. Keeping it for any longer... show more
    Best answer: Let it warm up and dry off, should only take 30 minutes at the very most. Then leave it outside and I’m sure it’ll fly away. Even if the storm is still going it’s perfectly fine with finding shelter on it’s own. Since you let it dry off it will be able to fly and retain warmth to survive. Keeping it for any longer than necessary will just cause a lot of stress. Birds are especially delicate to stress so this is something to greatly consider.

    Feeding it is irrelevant. You don’t need to keep it long enough for it to need food or water. Just let it dry off and fly away. If it still has difficulty flying when dry then call animal rehabilitation to pick it up and ask for advice on what to do until they can take it in.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My Ringneck parrot doesn't like hindu food. Is he racist?

    He spits it out and rubs the sides of his face and beak on cage and floor to wipe his face clean.
    He spits it out and rubs the sides of his face and beak on cage and floor to wipe his face clean.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why are my budgies fighting?

    I have four budgies two baby and parents they all fight a LOT what can I do please dont mention me to separate them cus I can so how do I stop them from fighting thanks please answer asa you see this question
    I have four budgies two baby and parents they all fight a LOT what can I do please dont mention me to separate them cus I can so how do I stop them from fighting thanks please answer asa you see this question
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I get a cockatiel, budgie, or green cheek conure?

    I’ve been looking around and I can’t decide which bird I want. I would prefer a bird that isn’t to loud, but I wouldn’t mind the occasional song. I don’t mind talking as long as the bird doesn’t constantly talk. I wouldn’t mind if the bird screeched when music came on either I would also prefer a bird that can be... show more
    I’ve been looking around and I can’t decide which bird I want. I would prefer a bird that isn’t to loud, but I wouldn’t mind the occasional song. I don’t mind talking as long as the bird doesn’t constantly talk. I wouldn’t mind if the bird screeched when music came on either I would also prefer a bird that can be left alone for a while. My grandmother is home while I’m a school (she has already handled birds before) but I’d rather not let my grandmother deal with a loud bird. I’ve heard separate accounts on each of these birds being cuddly and sweet and other accounts of them screaming constantly. I’d prefer a bird that was cuddly and not so loud. Anyway, thanks for reading! I’m willing to award 10 points to anyone with a detailed answer
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the closest a sparrow can be to a human?

    The closest a sparrow got to me is about 10 inches.
    The closest a sparrow got to me is about 10 inches.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is a Lovebird suitable for my schedule?

    Best answer: Birds are extremely social and no matter how much time a human can give them they need company of their own kind. Keeping solitary birds causes them mental cruelty . They should always be keep with atleast one other of their own kind.
    Best answer: Birds are extremely social and no matter how much time a human can give them they need company of their own kind. Keeping solitary birds causes them mental cruelty . They should always be keep with atleast one other of their own kind.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you like birds pooping all over your car?

    Best answer: I like it better when they poop all over your head.
    Best answer: I like it better when they poop all over your head.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Hey so my parakeet layed an egg but it was found on the bottom of the cage not broken. Even tho there was a nest.I touched it,Do I throw it?

    Best answer: No, it's a myth the birds will abandon an egg or a baby because a human touches it. Put it in a safe spot where you think they will nurture it and give them about 5 weeks.
    Best answer: No, it's a myth the birds will abandon an egg or a baby because a human touches it. Put it in a safe spot where you think they will nurture it and give them about 5 weeks.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Any way to get parakeet to stop ripping up my posters?

    Best answer: Outside cage time should be moved to a different room. Or put your posters on frames behind glass.
    Best answer: Outside cage time should be moved to a different room. Or put your posters on frames behind glass.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Could raising quail from eggs help with vet experience?

    Best answer: Actually that's farming experience, nothing to do with health of a sick or injured animal. Can you do some volunteer work with any of the local wildlife rehabbers? That goes a long way. A ferret rescue volunteer time may also help since that's considered an 'exotic'. Also look into any DNR... show more
    Best answer: Actually that's farming experience, nothing to do with health of a sick or injured animal.

    Can you do some volunteer work with any of the local wildlife rehabbers? That goes a long way. A ferret rescue volunteer time may also help since that's considered an 'exotic'.

    Also look into any DNR (Dept. of Natural Resources) studies/field experiments in your state. Most are volunteer oriented and they deal with wildlife. Most states have state park events, volunteer work days and SNR volunteer programs. Here, take a look at what Wisconsin offers as volunteer programs, everything from red shouldered hawk counts to carnivore tracking (we have the occasional mountain lion here, plus native bobcats).
    http://dnr.wi.gov/volunteer/opportunitie...

    And here, read through this too, there's lots of info you can be reading prior to moving forward on this job field.
    http://vbs.psu.edu/majors/vbs/steps-to-b...
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago