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Feather trimming is a fairly simple process, but it takes precision and care. Find out how to safely and carefully trim a bird’s wing feathers here.

We are still learning about birds’ needs in home environments, but here are the known facts.

Yesterday, you learned a little about my experience renovating Carolina Waterfowl Rescue with our Rescue U team at the beginning of this month and met some of the permanent residents of CWR. Today I want to share how I learned about bird adoption and and became more enamored with the idea of birds as pets. Things to Consider Before You …

This winter I installed a bird feeder just outside my window. While I knew my cats would like it, it’s changed their entire routines and helped them get along better as well. Before the feeder, my cats’ days were spent mostly napping or fighting over the most-comfortable pillow (to nap on, of course). Now they spend time close to the …

Each species of companion animals has different dietary needs than the next. Our avian specialist offers tips for providing your birds with the best diet possible.

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 …

Biting is a natural behavior for birds, and we as their caretakers must work at understanding why they bite so that we can try to avoid getting bitten. Find out more about why birds bite here.

Vocalizations, including some screaming, is normal for parrots and should be expected. Find out why parrots scream and what you can do to control the noise.

When the Black Forest Fire blazed across Colorado last June, The Gabriel Foundation, which cares for nearly 900 homeless birds at its Elizabeth, Colo., aviary and adoption center, asked the Petfinder Foundation for help. Because birds have such delicate respiratory systems, their lives were in danger from the region’s polluted air — so we rushed a $1,500 disaster grant to …