You want your beloved bird to live a long, healthy life. Did you know that some everyday activities you do, such as cooking, riding in the car, smoking in the house, and more might pose a hazard to your pal? Find out how to minimize or eliminate hazards in your bird’s home environment. Then find out how well you recall what your read by taking the quiz. Click the quiz button below!
Playing With Fire: Tobacco & Pet Birds
Tobacco use, including e-cigarettes and vaping, can adversely affect a bird’s health. You might be surprised by some of the sneaky ways tobacco use and its by-products can adversely affect a bird’s health—see what you can do about it.
Birds & Other Pets: Why You Need To Be On Guard
If you share your home with companions of both the feathered and furred kind, you might long to see your pets hang out together and be best friends. But before you do, these real-life situations prove that the hazards are real and the consequences potentially tragic.
Car Safety: Why Your Bird Needs to “Buckle Up”
Should Polly Ride Shotgun?
The term “distracted driving” conjures up thoughts of some obvious culprits – texting, talking on the phone, eating, etc. We must also consider driving with a feathered passenger – or other pet(s) – as a potential cause of distracted driving, especially a bird who is unsecured in the car. Find out why your bird needs to “buckle up” during car rides, the safest spot in the car for your bird and the type of carrier to help ensure you and your bird safely reach your destination.
Did Avocado Fumes Cause Bird’s Death?
As a healthy food for people, avocado is more popular than ever, and along with that comes an abundance of avocado recipes. Unfortunately, a recent bird death brings up the question, “Could fumes from frying an avocado be dangerous to pet birds?”
Protect Your Pet Bird From Mold
Ventilation, heat, humidity, cleanliness and other factors affect the possibility that your bird might suffer a respiratory infection caused by mold.
Moving With Your Bird? How To Reduce Stress For Everyone
Your house is all packed up, and you’ve hired movers to transport your belongings to your new abode. All that is left now is ensuring that you and your loved ones— including your feathered family members—arrive safely at your destination. Lisa Bono, CPBC, offers some important insight based on her own experiences on making the move stress-free for the flock, as well as tips to follow anytime you transport your bird.