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    This is the place to come to learn how to care for your passerine - from how to feed canaries to which are the best zebra finches for sale!

    ArticlePasserine Advice21-11-2011
    Putting up hummingbird feeders comes with the heavy responsibility of offering them fresh, healthy food and safe, clean feeders. Poorly maintained hummingbird feeders and contaminated sugar water causes disease and death. Sugar water will grow bacteria and mould quite quickly and it is important that at the very least, the feeders need to be taken down and sanitized and fresh sugar water added. Ev...

    ArticlePasserine Advice05-10-2011
    There are plenty of recipes to choose from, all of which use natural ingredients so you can feed properly your garden birds. Different kinds of bird feeder Mesh feeders - Fill with whole peanuts (but never during the breeding season when whole nuts can choke baby birds) to attract tits, nuthatches and, if you’re lucky, spotted woodpeckers. Go for wire mesh rathe...

    ArticlePasserine Advice27-09-2011
    They tend to be very social beings. A little "friendly" fight here and there with their cage or aviary co-habitants, but generally they get along really well and are non-aggressive. They make very pretty aviary birds - and the melodious song of the males add a lot to the charm of an aviary.   They are never going to be "cuddly pets" and if you handfed some of them from d...

    ArticlePasserine Advice17-08-2011
    When it comes to moving birds, particularly parakeets, cockatiels or budgerigars, you have to take things slowly. A change of environment can often frighten a budgie, for example, and lead to depression if not approached gently and slowly.   Make sure the new cage is as similar to the old one as possible – with the same toys and perches. Put them in the same part of the cage if pos...

    ArticlePasserine Advice12-07-2011
    Lovebirds are monomorphic (the opposite of dimorphic) which means that male and female members of the species cannot easily be “sexed”, or told apart. However, there are methods – you just need to know how; but bear in mind that the only 100% certain way is to carry out a DNA test (or wait until the lovebird lays eggs, obviously!)   Observe the beak. The beak of the male...

    ArticlePasserine Advice12-07-2011
    Many pet birds for sale can develop overgrown beaks after a while, particularly finches. However this is nothing to worry about and can be remedied easily. Overgrown beaks can be a sign of illness so you should check this with your vet first – however, if it’s a simple matter of a slight beak overgrowth, you can safely trim at home. Wrap the bird, including its head, with its beak e...

    ArticlePasserine Advice06-06-2011
    Finches do not make nests for shelter; their natural behaviour is to live in shrubbery and trees. The only reason finches build or adopt a nest is when they are in the mood to make little finches. They mate and lay eggs in the spring and fall seasons. Some finches mate during both these seasons; most nest once a year. In the wild finches seek out grasses and small, lightweight nest-building mate...

    ArticlePasserine Advice02-06-2011
    Budgies for sale, with plenty of personality and even the ability to talk present in some of them, make brilliant pet birds. If you want to teach your budgerigar to talk you should purchase a very young bird, at least under six months old, as they have more aptitude for learning at this age.   On BirdTrader many of the budgies for sale have their ages listed, so that should be your job d...

    ArticlePasserine Advice27-05-2011
    Zebra finches for sale make excellent pets. They are usually easy to look after and therefore are recommended to first time bird owners with little experience. However like all birds they can become very ill for a variety of reasons so it is important that you know how to both prevent and cure their illnesses.  Make sure your finch has a large cage. They will be happiest with a large amou...

    ArticlePasserine Advice26-05-2011
    Budgerigar hens may often throw out the eggs they’ve laid, and for several different reasons. Basically it is the budgie’s way of saying, “I don’t want to waste any more time on this egg”. This can happen because they believe the egg is defective, or infertile. The bird may also have noticed human scent on it. It is extremely easy for a budgie owner to accidentally ...

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