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Species

Dove

Dove

Doves are ideal for someone who wants a bird, but cannot accommodate the needs of a parrot (noise, one-on-one social interaction). Their interactions are fun to watch and some consider their cooing pleasant ...
Ring-Necked Dove

Ring-Necked Dove

A ring-necked dove can make a great pet for those looking for a companion bird with an easy-going nature, potential to be hand-tamed and gentleness. If you like the sound of cooing,this might be the bird for you! ...
Diamond Dove

Diamond Dove

For a dove species, the diamond dove is surprisingly small, but eye catching nevertheless, especially with its prominent red eye ring. Many find its soft cooing a pleasant alternative to a boisterous parrot ...
song canary

Song Canary

The song canary is one of the most popular in the canary group, and is typically sought out for its beautiful melodic song. As the name implies, song canaries are bred to sing, specifically male canaries. Female canaries vocalize mostly ...
red-factor canary

Red-Factor Canary

The red-factor canary's body-type appears to be just like the other canaries, but with one special trait – when fed a special diet, this canary's coloring can change ...
canary

Canary

The canary has been a favorite among bird keepers for hundreds of years, and has been bred into more than 200 breeds, much like dogs have, each breed prized for a particular skill or appearance ...
Zebra Finch

Finch

Finches are the perfect alternative for those wanting a feathered pet but not prepared to take on the challenges of caring for a parrot. Finches don't talk and are hands-off birds, but they delight their owners with their aerial antics ...
owl finch

Owl Finch

As their name suggests, owl finches look like little owls with their distinctive markings. These are curious and social little birds ...
Gouldian finch

Gouldian Finch

The Gouldian finch is prized primarily for its gorgeous plumage. This small bird is available in a variety of striking, vibrant colors ...
Zebra Finch

Zebra Finch

Zebra finches are the most popular finch species due to its availability and price. This cute, little striped finch has been kept in captivity for more than a 100 years ...

Latest Articles

Building A Legacy One Bluebird Nest Box At A Time

Building A Legacy One Bluebird Nest Box At A Time

Check out this inspiring story of Al Larson, who has spent four decades building hundreds of nest boxes for Western and Mountain Bluebirds. His efforts have led a documentary that aims to inspire the next generation of bluebird conservationists ...
Canada Goose above a lake

Secret to Birds’ Amazing “GPS” Abilities

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fairy wren chirping on a branch

Wild Birds Become Each Others “Wingmen” To Survive

Wild birds of differing species cooperate with each other to enhance the safety of their families over long periods of time ...
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Everyone Counts On This Birding Day

Global Big Day provides amazing data on birds in the wild, thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers collecting data. Find out which country topped the list with the most species in 2018! ...
house sparrow singing

Backyard Birds Help Boost Mood

How often are you soothed and comforted by watching birds arrive in your backyard? Anxiety and stress levels can be significantly reduced with access to more natural day to day occurrences of bird watching capability ...
silkie chickens, chickens

Meet The Silkie Chicken

The Silkie chicken is known for its fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk and satin. Add together its other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot— not to ...
Galapagos finch

Darwin’s Finches Continue to Evolve

Darwin's Finches of the Galapagos Islands are giving scientists the unique and amazing chance to watch evolution in progress, all in a single lifetime! ...
Alala crow

Meet Hawaii’s Crow

Conservationists are working hard to save Hawaii's endangered crow, the Alala, which disappeared from the wild years ago. Captive breeding offers hope that one day Alalas will fly free again, and a major step to that happened recently ...
hummingbirds eating from feeder

Hummingbirds Inspire

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Desert Cardinal on a tree branch

The Desert Cardinal: Beauty In the Desert

Do male and female Desert Cardinals differ in looks? Learn this and other fun facts about this lesser-known, southern counterpart to the Northern Cardinal ...
Vampire finch perched on a bird

Vampire Finches & Ghost Birds

October is the spooky time of the year, so it is befitting to learn about two peculiar topics related to the world of birds: vampire finches and ghost birds. Yes, there is a finch that drinks blood, but humans need ...
Raven, Australian raven

Birds In Halloween Folklore

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Finch

Finch Or Canary — What’s The Difference?

If you’re considering adding a finch or a canary to your family, you might be surprised to find that a canary is a finch. Zebra finches, society finches, also called Bengalese finches, and canaries actually have a lot in common ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...
Mallard Duck

Fascinating Facts About Ducks, Geese, And Swans

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wild turkeys

Gobble Up These Fun Turkey Facts

I love Thanksgiving, in part because I am an avian vet and this is a bird holiday involving a very special bird – the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Here are some fun turkey facts to pass around your Thanksgiving table ...
Goose in traffic

A Magical Goose Chase In Munich

Nothing charms us as much as birds. They possess the power to profoundly alter our lives and, if we set our egos aside and see and honor them for who they are, they can forever change the very essence of ...

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3 males Zebra finch

Hello, I had a pair of zebra finches who got two babies, but lost mom just after the chicks hatched. Dad successfully raise the babies. Both are males (starting to get zebra lines and black belt on chest). We are ...
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Normal zebra finch sounds

I just got two male zebra finches and, while they both have the squeaky noise they make, one makes kind of a quiet mewling sound as well. Is this normal, he is otherwise active ...
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Canaries

What about canaries? I can’t get get mine to eat the pellets. Do you have any suggestions? I have been trying for a month ...
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ring neck doves in my yard

hello! i live in the san francisco bay area east. my neighbour and i are animal lovers who feed wilds and keep poultry. recently, a pair of ring-necked doves seems to have adopted our yards. i've lived in the area ...
Zebra finches fledged but went back in nest

Zebra finches fledged but went back in nest

Hello, My male zebra finch is raising his 2 babies since mom sadly passed away just after the chicks hatched. He is very attentive and has been taking good care of them. Today, at day 21, both babies fledged. They ...
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zebra finche

I live in Denmark and I'd like to know if finches can be placed in a closed balcony throughout the year. Our winters can be quite cold :(( ...
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Same room

Can canaries and doves live in the same room together? Of course they will be in different cages, but they can still see and hear the other ...
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Diet of Fledgling bird

I brought an abandoned Chimney Swift fledgling to my home because I don't feel it is safe being around there.I studied about it's diet as it only eats insects but is it safe for a Chimney Swift to eat an ...
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Canary health problem

Hello, This requires a bit of a background story so apologies for the length of my message in advance. My parents had a canary home which got attacked by a falcon and lost its wing. I took him to the ...
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My finch is sitting in his food bowl

Hey I got some new finches they have laid 2 eggs but the mail is now sitting on the food bowl ...
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