- What to Consider When Choosing a Pet Bird - choose a bird that fits your lifestyle and expectations.
- Finding and Picking a Pet Bird - comparison of different options when shopping for a pet bird, how to evaluate pet stores and breeders, and what to look for in a healthy bird.
- Expected Life Spans of Common Pet Birds - when choosing a bird, it is also good to consider how long your birds might live - some might outlive their owners!
- Zebra Finches
- Budgies (Budgerigars)
- African Grey Parrots
Housing and Safety
- Before You Buy a Bird Cage - what to look for when shopping for a bird cage.
- Cage Size and Bar Spacing for Selected Species - chart showing minimum cage size and maximum bar spacing for common species of pet birds.
- Bird Toy Safety - what to consider when choosing safe toys for your pet bird.
- Top Household Dangers to Pet Birds - common household dangers every bird owner needs to know about.
- Parrot Nutrition 101 - why seeds are not enough.
- Introducing New Food to Pet Birds - tips on getting your bird to try new foods.
- Switching from Seeds to Pellets - tips to help get your birds to include pellets in their diet.
- Top Dangers to Pet Birds - common household dangers every bird owner needs to know about.
- Basic Pet Bird Training - principles of training pet birds.
- Training Your Pet Bird to Step Up - step up and step down are very useful tools in managing life with a pet bird.
- Training Your Pet Bird to Step Down - the second part of teaching step up/step down.
- Training Your Pet Bird to Accept Being Petted - some birds take more naturally to being petted than others. Here are tips on getting your bird to accept your touch.
Other Birdy Resources
- Assessing Body Condition in Birds - assessing body condition can help you with how much to feed and the overall health of your bird.
- Owls as Pets - why owls do not make good pets (inspired by the popularity of "Harry Potter")
- Psittacosis - a relatively uncommon but serious health concern, both for birds and their owners.
- Review: Avian Flight Suit (Bird Diaper) - see the Avian Flight Suit which doubles as a diaper and a harness/leash for outings.
Beginner's Guide to Birds - This introduction to keeping birds leads to many of the links listed here as well.