Chick Development inside the Egg: From Egg to Parrot

This webpage features two photo series that show the growth of an embryo in an egg. The eggs were candled and then photographed. The process of candling allows you to view the interior of an egg. THE IMAGES BELOW BY BRINSEA PRODUCTS INC. – THE LEADER IN EGG INCUBATION Orange-Winged Amazon Parrot Incubation Series © 1998 UC … Read more

Avian Conjunctivitis or Mycoplasma

Avian Conjunctivitis can be caused by a number of factors, including injuries, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and protozoa. Diagnostic testing is necessary to determine exactly what causes each case of conjunctivitis. Infected birds typically show various degrees of crusty thickened growths around the eyes. In extreme cases, these growths can completely cover the eye. Eyes are … Read more

The Risks of Teflon for Pet Birds

EWG (Environmental Working Group) finds heated Teflon pans can turn toxic faster than DuPont claims — EWG tests of coated pans found that in two to five minutes on a typical household stove, heated pans reach temperatures that produce toxins that even DuPont acknowledges kill hundreds of pet birds each year and cause “flu-like polymer … Read more

Can Cockatiels And Budgies Live In The Same Cage?

Why Cockatiels And Budgies Should Not Live In The Same Cage

Budgies and cockatiels both have reputations as friendly, social birds, so it makes perfect sense for a bird owner to wonder whether these feathered friends can live together in harmony. After all, companion birds thrive on attention and friendship. Unfortunately, however, cockatiels and budgies are not ideal roommates. They have several differences, and these differences … Read more

How To Stop Your Budgie From Making A Mess

Your Budgies Are Messy? Just Do This!

If your budgie’s mess is causing you distress, rest assured that you are not alone. Budgies may be small, but as any budgie owner can attest, they can — and frequently do — make big messes. Throwing food around their cages, splashing in their water dishes, and spreading feathers about the room are just a … Read more

Can Budgies Eat Grapes?

Why Budgies Should Not Eat Grapes

We all know that a healthy diet is important for budgies and a lot of owners love to feed their birds grapes. After all, fruits and vegetables are healthy foods and contain a lot of healthy vitamins and minerals. While grapes are a healthy fruit, they also contain a lot of fructose for a small … Read more

Why Is My Cockatiel Screaming All The Time

7 Reasons Why Your Cockatiel Is Screaming All The Time

Cockatiels can be extremely noisy birds. This comes as no surprise to those who own and love them. Cockatiels relish in the sounds of their own unique voices, and they find frequent reasons to make themselves heard. Early in the morning and around bedtime in the evening are a cockatiel’s favorite times to vocalize loudly, … Read more

Does My Cockatiel Recognize Me?

Do Cockatiels Really Recognize Their Owners?

Loud chirps, the flapping of wings and maybe your cockatiel is hanging upside-down from its perch; these are all good signs your feathery friend recognizes you. But how does your pet cockatiel know it’s really you? This article aims to shed some light on that very question. A cockatiel recognizes you the moment you enter … Read more

Why Is My Budgie Suddenly Aggressive?

Why Your Budgie Is Suddenly Aggressive

It is not rare to hear of people with budgies being bitten by their feathery companion for no apparent reason whosoever. However, that is just how us humans see it. For the budgie it is different. Their aggressive behavior has a reason and that is what this article aims to uncover. The most common reason … Read more