How to Take Care of a Cockatiel

Cockatiels are a very popular domestic bird species in the UK. They are happy, social and intelligent birds. When you decide that a cockatiel is for you, be prepared that you are taking on all the potential behaviour and health problems than can accompany your bird. There are many more facets to caring for a […]

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What’s the Most Popular Pet in the UK?

It’s estimated that 3.2 million households added a pet to their family during the pandemic, meaning that over 17 million households in the UK now own a pet. Research by the PFMA found the most popular pet in the UK. Below, we analyse the top ten pets favoured by UK households. 1st Dogs There are […]

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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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Rainbow Lorikeet Care

Who can possibly fail to be impressed by the brightly-coloured Rainbow Lorikeet? These active, pugnacious birds are some of the most colourful in the world, clothed as they are in vivid blues, reds and yellows. Little wonder, therefore, where their common name came from. The rainbow lorikeet, Latin name Trichoglossus moluccanus, is a native of Australia […]

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Indian Ringneck Parakeet Care

Indian ringnecks are some of the most widely-distributed parrots found anywhere on earth. Their natural habitat stretches from arid western Africa right through to the humid monsoon forests of India. As you might expect, the Indian Ringneck is an astonishingly adaptable bird, capable of surviving in all manner of habitats. It should be little wonder […]

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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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