How To Make Your Own Bird Food Mix

Check out these tasty recipes to meet the nutritional needs of your birds. A seed-only diet lacks essential vitamins and minerals key for long-term avian health. The secret? Variety. But what’s the real recipe for a well-balanced bird diet?

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Found an Orphaned or Injured Baby Wild Animal?

How to tell if baby animals are orphaned, injured, or perfectly fine—and what to do if they need your help

It’s common to see baby wild animals outside during spring, as a new generation makes its way into the world. Continue reading to find out when and how . . . → Read More: Found an Orphaned or Injured Baby Wild Animal?

Chimney Swifts

Vaux’s Swifts Natural History Vaux’s Swift – Richard B. Forbes

Vaux’s Swifts are truly amazing aerialists. They spend much of the time in the air and forage, drink, court, collect nesting materials and copulate all in flight. They have a voracious appetite for flying insects and ballooning spiders. Vaux’s Swifts arrive in Oregon in late . . . → Read More: Chimney Swifts

Check the Chip Day

August 15 is Check the Chip Day

Microchips greatly increase the chances that you’ll get your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.

To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal . . . → Read More: Check the Chip Day

Are your Pet’s Vaccinations Up-to-Date?

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Are you and your pet outside hiking, swimming & running all day? Please make sure your pet stays current with all their vaccinations.

Vaccinations are beneficial to your family, not just your pet. Leptospirosis and Rabies are contagious to all family members.

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How to Care for Your Pet Bird

Tips, resources for feeding, housing, enrichment, and more for parrots and other birds kept as pets.

Parrots and other birds kept as pets (like canaries and finches) have very specialized needs.

Studying up will help ensure you’re providing the best life possible for your feathered friend.

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Avian Eye Disorders

http://www.petmd.com/bird/conditions/eyes/c_bd_Eye_Disorders

 

Birds can suffer from many different eye disorders. They can be due to an eye injury, or possibly an infection to the area. Occasionally, eye disorders are symptoms of another underlying medical problem. Therefore, if your bird has an eye problem, it should be considered serious and you should consult a veterinarian . . . → Read More: Avian Eye Disorders

Feeding Your Backyard Birds

Answers to your top questions about how and what to feed your bird neighbors

From The Humane Society of the United States website

Although they are often seen at bird feeders, red-bellied wood peckers primarily eat insects. iStockphoto.com

One of the best ways to enjoy wildlife in the comfort of your home is to watch . . . → Read More: Feeding Your Backyard Birds

Wellness Exams

Regular wellness exams allow your veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s general health and become aware of any health problems before they become serious illnesses. Since your pet cannot vocalize his feelings, you must rely on regular physical examinations by a veterinarian and your at-home observations to assess your pet’s health. Your veterinarian may also . . . → Read More: Wellness Exams

Bird Food 101

Unraveling the Mystery of Raw vs. Cooked

Original Article http://www.petmd.com/bird/nutrition/evr_bd_food101#

Feeding your pet can sometimes seem overwhelming. And even though your bird might be able to say “Polly wants a cracker,” an all-cracker diet may not be the best thing for our feathered friends.

In this day in age, it’s all about variety. Bird . . . → Read More: Bird Food 101