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    Read all about how to get started in falconry, how to spot the different birds of prey, how to care for birds of prey and more!

    If you want to get a bird of prey, here are the guidelines for caring for such an animal. As you may know, even taking care for domesticated birds, such as a parrot, can be very different from animal to animal. This also applies for birds of prey; depending on the species of bird you would like to care for, it may alter the amount of food or the space they will need, for example. You will n...

    It can be an amazing sight to see a hawk descend into a backyard, but many birders prefer to protect their backyard birds from hawks rather than contribute to a predator’s meals. While it may not be possible to completely prevent hawks from visiting a backyard where small birds are regularly fed, there are many easy ways to give backyard birds an edge over aerial predators.  ...

    Birds of prey are not only defined by their physical characteristics, but also by their carnivorous diets. While it is widely assumed that the primary prey for raptors is small mammals, these birds actually have a varied diet that can include many different types of game. Different types of birds of prey eat a wide range of different animals. In general, the larger the bird the larger the pre...

    Falconry is the art of training raptors –a type of bird of prey – to hunt and catch wild animals, often other birds. Common birds of prey used as raptors in falconry are hawks and falcons. Despite their impressive strength and skill, many raptors are small and easily handled, such as hawks which can weigh as little as 5 ounces or as much as 3 pounds in their adult state, making them ...

    How to Care for Injured Birds As the recent story about the Welshman who lost an eye to a wounded seagull he was trying to rescue illustrates, if you find an injured bird, it is often best to leave it alone and instead call your nearest wildlife rescue team – this is what the RSPB recommends anyway. However, if you must help an injured bird then you must follow certain rules, particularly...

    Most birds for sale on BirdTrader are considered as pets, companions and generally friendly, cute animals. However, there are some birds out there in the world that you would do best to avoid at any cost – and here’s a list of the top five!  You’re unlikely to come across the cassowary unless you spend much time in the rainforests of eastern Australia, where it is endemic...

    Hawks and other large birds of prey, require flight cages so that they may exercise and maintain a healthy body weight. Most flight cages are built outdoors, where there is typically more space than indoors. Choose a location that is large enough to support a flight cage. A hawk with a 4-foot wing span needs a flight cage at least 8 feet wide by about 10 feet long and 8 feet tall. Map out t...

    Owls fascinate many people. If you have lots of land you could build an owl nesting box for these majestic birds of prey to rest in. Use an electric saw to cut the wood you need before you start. Cut two pieces of 2-inch by 4-inch plank at 32 inches long for the front and back of your base, 2 inches by 4 inches by 25.5 inches for the sides of the base, two pieces of 2-inch by 4-inch plank at 4...

    Owls are very challenging birds and although they can be kept as pets it is highly recommended not to look after them. They are wild animals and prefer to be on their own outdoors. It is very difficult indeed to domesticate them. Unfortunately with the Harry Potter series, keeping and looking after an owl has been seen as possible and easy however it is a lot harder that the books and films mak...

    If you’ve seen owls for sale that you’re interested in buying, there are many things you need to consider first.   Firstly you should consider if you own an aviary big enough to keep an owl in. Owls need lots of space to fly around.   Secondly you need to consider the fact that barn owls are not just for Christmas – they can often live up to 20 years old, so that i...

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