Parrot Lifespans: How Long Do Parrots Live For?

Parrots are incredible animals, and just one of the things that makes them special is that they can live an awfully long time. But how many of these stories are exaggerated urban myths – and how long do parrots really live? General Rules Governing Parrot Lifespans Parrots as a group are quite long-lived birds, but […]

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Quiet Pet Birds

Here’s a conundrum that gets asked from time to time: what are the best quiet pet birds? The difficulty is that birds, by their very nature, tend to be quite a vocal group of animals. Canaries are known for the beautiful singing abilities, while macaws can screech at impressive volumes. Are there really any pet […]

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How to Keep Canaries

Canaries have always been popular cage birds thanks to their bright colours, cheerful disposition and wonderful singing. While in recent years they have perhaps become overshadowed by larger and more showy birds like budgerigars and lovebirds, there is still much to be said for the humble canary as a pet… Cages for Canaries Canaries are […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Looking After Zebra Finches

Zebra finches can make wonderful pets, being sweet-tempered, ornately-patterned and highly active. Their call is little more than a happy “chirp” and they will readily socialize with a wide range of other birds, such as budgies and cockatiels. In short, these are sociable and inquisitive little birds which seem to bring a smile to every […]

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The Best Pet Birds for Beginners

When it comes to cage birds, there are a vast range of options available. So much so that selecting the best pet, especially if you’re new to keeping birds, can be a major challenge. Bearing in mind just how long pet birds can live – many will live for 10+ years – it is essential […]

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What Is CITES And How Does It Affect Your Pet?

CITES stands for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. It is a piece of legislation designed to control the transport of over 30,000 species of animals and plants around the world. In doing so, CITES aims to conserve endangered species by monitoring their worldwide movements and thus reducing the number of illegally wild-caught […]

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