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History of Pet Parrots

Parrots are one of the most ancient pets. Egyptian hieroglyphics show images of birds, including parrots. The ancient Greeks and Romans admired parrots, and rich families kept them in ornate cages and had their servants care for them and teach them to speak. In the first century, Pliny the Elder described a bird similar to […]

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What to Do if You Find an Injured Bird

The Bird Care & Conservation Society of South Australia provides guidelines on how to treat an injured or distressed bird: Do: Handle the bird carefully, for your sake and his. Take the bird away from possible sources of dangers such as other animals and extreme weather conditions. Provide a warm protected environment for the bird, […]

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Why Do Birds Have Beaks?

Birds‘ beaks function the same way that jaws do in other animals. Jawbones and teeth are heavy and birds need to be lightweight so they can fly. That’s why they have beaks instead. Different species of birds have differently shaped beaks. Each bird has a beak suited to the type of food it eats. For […]

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Bird Myths, Facts and Urban Legends

In this article we debunk some of the most famous myths and urban legends relating to birds.   Myth: Birds can die from swallowing rice thrown at weddings. Fact: This is simply not true. Myth: You should take down your bird feeders in the fall because they keep birds from migrating and these birds will […]