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Being prepared to take care of your pet in the unexpected event of a disaster is crucial. Check out this list of supplies that you should have in a disaster kit for birds.

Dr. Michael Krinsley, D.V.M. How do you know if a bird is the right pet for you? And how do you decide what type of bird will best suit your household? The following scenarios should help potential owners make a decision that’s right for them and a new avian friend. If after reading these suggestions you want to get a …

Cockfighting is a blood sport in which two or more specially bred birds are placed in an enclosure to fight for purposes of gambling and entertainment. Check out this cockfighting fact sheet.

Jan Robson has been a volunteer with Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary in Surrey, BC, since 2003. She has been director of volunteers and director of education, and now focuses on education and pet therapy. She is also the doting mom to seven rescued parrots: a mitred conure, four lovebirds and two budgies. To pay for her addiction to her feathered …

Homeless birds have become a common problem. Learn about who rescues birds and whether avian rescue is for you here.

If you’ve made the difficult and often painful decision to place your bird in another home, discover the steps you should now take to ensure your bird goes to the best possible home.

Branch out and feather your nest with a new companion during January, Adopt-A-Rescued-Bird Month. Amy Vargo of Charlotte, NC, went one better (or perhaps we should say two). Several years ago her Cockatiel, Merlin, had lost his female companion, though he still had the comfort of his buddy, another Cockatiel named Mellow D. Though time passed, Amy felt that Merlin …

Cats aren’t the only source of danger for pet birds. Check out this list of household items that may be dangerous to your pet bird.

Robert Levy is a digital media producer and video editor who lives in Rockville, MD, with his wife, two daughters, two cockatiels, one bossy budgie and an occasional guest cockatoo, as well as an assortment of fish, guinea pigs, a cat and four Australian sugar gliders. When not caring for his own flock, he volunteers with the Wilson Parrot Foundation …

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How I became a bird guy

by Noah, Petfinder Foundation program manager • Jan 24 , 2013

For most of my life, I was a self-proclaimed cat person. Don’t get me wrong: I love dogs — I’ve always just sided with felines. Maybe it’s their subtle personality quirks, or the way they make you work for the relationship, or the way they fall asleep for 19 hours a day and let you stack things on top of …