New research is indicating birds' eggs are a major factor in determining high flyers. For instance, based on a Sandpiper’s egg resembling a teardrop, a hummingbird’s looking similar to a jellybean and a owl’s like a golf ball, these characteristics provide clues as to how fast these birds can fly.
Should you or shouldn't you attempt to trim your bird's nails yourself? What about their beaks? Read our tips for grooming your pet birds and learn what to tackle yourself and what to leave to the professionals.
In a few of my past posts, I reported on microchipping dogs and its importance in locating lost pets, particularly during inclement weather such as hurricanes. Of recent date, the application of microchipping has expanded to include some of our other most loved pets. For instance, with parrots, like dogs, this procedure is a lot safer than the standard, traditional leg bands.
My last post focused on monkeys and the biological reasons why man’s closest genetic cousin lacks the ability to utter a word. With films such as ‘Planet of the Apes’ and other such fiction broaching this topic, it was curious to me why evolution hadn’t taken monkeys down the same ‘audible speaking’ path as humans.
At the special Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California, abused parrots and traumatized veterans watch over each other and the bonding helps to heal their mutual wounds. Read on for more on this unique rehabilitation.