Shipping Birds Overseas: How to Reduce Stress

Stress is something that birds are particularly vulnerable to experiencing. As a prey animal, birds have heightened senses and any changes to their surroundings and environment, loud noises and movements, can easily trigger a stress response. Due to their sensitivity to stress, shipping birds is often a significant stress-inducing event, yet it is often unavoidable. […]

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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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What is Psittacosis in Pet Birds?

Psittacosis, also known as “parrot fever” is a bacterial infection which is capable of passing to humans (technically known as a “zoonotic” infection). Despite the alternative name psittacosis is not found solely in parrots; a large number of other bird species are also capable of carrying the disease including pigeons and poultry. It is believed […]

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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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The Most Unusual Pets you can Keep if you Live in the UK

Many of us love to have a pet in our lives. They provide companionship, love, and entertainment. Traditionally, dogs and cats fill the pet-shaped spaces in our lives, but more and more people are turning to exotic pets. There are currently over 13,000 different exotic pet species being kept in the UK and 4000 wild […]

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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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Why Don’t More Airlines Allow Pets in the Cabin?

When taking your pet abroad you want them to be by your side every step of the way, including on the flight. But even though some airlines do allow pets in the cabin, as long as they adhere to the policies, there are still many airlines that don’t allow pets within the cabin of the […]

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