Bird http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/672/all en Let's Talk About Talking Birds http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/lets-talk-about-talking-birds <p>The best part of parrot ownership is the fact that parrots can talk. Talking is often the reason why someone decides to own a parrot - there's nothing more charming than your pet being able to tell you that he loves you and call you by name!</p> <p><b>Talking Species</b><br /> The best large-bird talking species are African greys and Yellow-naped Amazons. These two birds can amass astounding vocabularies, and are very popular as a result. Macaws, Eclectus, some other Amazons, and cockatoos also talk, but to a lesser extent than those mentioned above.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/lets-talk-about-talking-birds#comments Training & Behavior Bird Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:49:52 +0000 PetSmart 171515 at http://mypetsmart.com Bird Toy Safety http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/bird-toy-safety <p>Because birds are such intelligent animals, they need mental stimulation. Bird toys and accessories help provide this mental stimulation. They can also help in maintaining the beak and nails at their proper length.</p> <p>Providing your bird with toys and appropriate chew items will go a long way towards eliminating undesirable behavior such a screaming or nipping. That's because your bird will not have so much pent-up energy that it becomes unmanageable when you want to play with it.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/bird-toy-safety#comments HealthCare Bird Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:48:09 +0000 PetSmart 171510 at http://mypetsmart.com Bird Bowls and Feeders http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/bird-bowls-and-feeders <p>Here are some helpful facts about food containers for birds to help you decide the best type for Polly.</p> <p><b>Food Containers</b><br /> The size of your bird is the biggest determining factor when choosing a food container. Large birds will require feeding containers that are durable and tamper-proof. Bowls can be placed in the bottom of the cage as long as they are the heavy ceramic bowls.</p> <p>Steel feeding bowls can also be bolted to the side of the cage. Stainless steel bowls that sit on the bottom of the cage are too easy to tip.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/bird-bowls-and-feeders#comments HealthCare Bird Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:45:48 +0000 PetSmart 171509 at http://mypetsmart.com Choosing a Home for Your Feathered Friend http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-a-home-for-your-feathered-friend <p><font face="Arial" size="2">No accessory for your bird is as important as its cage. After all, it's your bird's home and the place where she will spend most of her time. You'll want to take special care in making the cage as comfortable as possible. Here's how!</font></p> <p><font face="arial" size="2"><b>Cage Size</b><br /> Here's a good rule of thumb when shopping for the right cage: it should be at least two to three times the bird's wing span and three times its length, from head to tail.</font></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/choosing-a-home-for-your-feathered-friend#comments HealthCare Bird Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:44:11 +0000 PetSmart 171508 at http://mypetsmart.com Bird Cage Necessities http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/bird-cage-necessities <p><b>Perches</b><br /> Several perches provide the most entertainment, but don't clutter the cage. There should be at least two, but not too many to that it's difficult for the <a href="http://promotions.petsmart.com/landing/bird-education-center/index.shtml">bird</a> to move around or fully stretch out its wings.</p> <p><b>Perches</b><br /> Several perches provide the most entertainment, but don't clutter the cage. There should be at least two, but not too many to that it's difficult for the bird to move around or fully stretch out its wings.</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/bird-cage-necessities#comments HealthCare Bird Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:42:23 +0000 PetSmart 171507 at http://mypetsmart.com Keeping Polly Safe http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keeping-polly-safe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tara Demarco </div> </div> </div> <p><span>Birds are incredibly intelligent and curious creatures. Add a toy to their cage and they'll not only amuse themselves for hours, but keep you entertained as well. Toys keep them happy and engaged which in turn keeps&nbsp;them healthy. Wooden toys can keep beaks trimmed and prevent your favorite dining room chairs from becoming the chew toy of choice. Some&nbsp;toys, however,&nbsp;contain hidden dangers that you need to be aware of. If a toy&rsquo;s label says it&rsquo;s safe and approved by bird experts, it must be safe, right?</span></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/keeping-polly-safe#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:37:17 +0000 PetSmart 171487 at http://mypetsmart.com Waxbill Finch http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/waxbill-finch <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care//finch/WaxbillFinch.jpg" align="right" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/waxbill-finch#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:07:04 +0000 PetSmart 171567 at http://mypetsmart.com Quaker Parakeet http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/quaker-parakeet <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/parakeet/QuakerParakeet.jpg" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/quaker-parakeet#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:05:15 +0000 PetSmart 171566 at http://mypetsmart.com Orange Weaver http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/orange-weaver <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/weaver/OrangeWeaver.jpg" align="right" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/orange-weaver#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:03:08 +0000 PetSmart 171565 at http://mypetsmart.com Lovebird http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/lovebird <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/lovebird/Lovebird.jpg" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="articleContent" id="traits"><strong><span class="careGuideHeader">Traits &amp; behavior</span></strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/lovebird#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:59:57 +0000 PetSmart 171564 at http://mypetsmart.com Lories http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/lories <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/lory/LoryLorikeet.jpg" align="right" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="articleContent" id="traits"><strong><span class="careGuideHeader">Traits &amp; behavior</span></strong></p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/lories#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:57:46 +0000 PetSmart 171563 at http://mypetsmart.com Medium Parrot http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/medium-parrot <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/parrot/MedParrot.jpg" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/medium-parrot#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:55:49 +0000 PetSmart 171562 at http://mypetsmart.com Mannikin Finches http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/mannikin-finches <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care//finch/MannikinFinch.jpg" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/mannikin-finches#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:15:04 +0000 PetSmart 171561 at http://mypetsmart.com Macaw http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/macaw <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/macaw/Macaw.jpg" align="right" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/macaw#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:13:09 +0000 PetSmart 171560 at http://mypetsmart.com Finch Pintail http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/finch-pintail <p><img src="http://care-guides.petsmart.com/articles/images/bird/care/pintail/FnchPintlWhydah.jpg" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://mypetsmart.com/petcare/articles/finch-pintail#comments HealthCare Bird Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:11:06 +0000 PetSmart 171559 at http://mypetsmart.com