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The Ultimate Guide To Quail As Pets

The Ultimate Guide To #Quail As Pets

Quail are a hardy, versatile bird often raised for meat and eggs, especially in many Asian countries. However, their variety of bright colors and adorable, pear-shaped body make them hard to resist as pets. Their petite size makes them a great alternative to chickens for people who live in cities. They’re also fun to observe – a quail’s chirping is cheerful, yet not excessively noisy. Here’s everything you need to know about raising quail as pets: Are Quails Good Enough To Eat? Some types of quail are raised for meat, but even the largest weigh in at just under a[…]Read More…

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The Ultimate Guide To Doves And Pigeons As Pets

The Ultimate Guide To Doves And Pigeons As Pets

You’ve seen them released at weddings and funerals, in magic acts, in movies as they heralded encrypted messages during World Wars I and II, and you may have seen them bobbing about in your city, gobbling up the old French Fry. Doves and pigeons are intelligent, curious birds. As pets, they’re affectionate and playful. Curious about owning a pigeon or dove of your own? Here’s everything you need to know: What’s The Difference Between Doves And Pigeons? Doves and pigeons are members of the bird family, Columbidae. There’s over 300 species of bird in the Columbidae family, some of which are[…]Read More…

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How To Start Raising Chickens For Meat Or For Eggs

How To Raise Chickens For Meat or For Eggs

There’s something about the comforting clucking of a brood of hens that sounds like home. Whether you want a flock to lay delicious, healthy eggs, or you’d like to raise your hens for meat – some breeds are good for both – here’s what you need to get started: Are You Allowed To Keep Chickens? Before building a coop, check your local ordinances to make sure your flock won’t break the law. In the city of Grand Prairie, your coop must be “150 feet from any residence, business or commercial  establishment or office, (other than the owner’s), grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals and nursing homes.”[…]Read More…

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Molting In Pet Birds: Understanding How And Why Birds Molt

Birds are simply awesome as pets. They were first kept as pets for their beauty more than 4,000 years ago. Since then they have been synonymous with ‘the pets’ that can easily be accommodated, almost anywhere. If you love keeping birds or simply want to know about how to keep them as pets, you are definitely at the right place. In this article we are going to talk about molting in pet birds but since you are already here be sure to check out all the articles relating to keeping birds as pets. What is molting/moulting? Molting is basically the shedding of the cuticle. In birds it[…]Read More…

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Pet Food Recall – Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed

Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed Recalled by Cargill. [Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Cargill, Inc. Brands: Nutrena® NatureWise® Meatbird Feed Recalled products: 40 lb. bags under the name NatureWise Meatbird 22% Crumble with the product code 91585-40 and lot code 5941181016. Why recalled? due to excess levels of sodium. Note: This is a voluntary recall by Cargill. The company is taking appropriate steps to retrieve all affected products, and is continuing to investigate how the excess levels of sodium in the feed occurred. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s West Branch, Iowa, facility on April 28, 2014, and were distributed in[…]Read More…

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How To Make A Homemade Bird Cage Cleaner With Lemon Juice and Baking soda

As a bird lover, owner, you already know one of the most important bird keeping rules is to clean up after your bird.  And boy them birds are messy !!! You would expect a small bird to be a low maintenance companion. You couldn’t be more wrong. Your most dreaded job… Small birds are masters when it comes to making a big mess and sure enough, bigger the birds bigger is their mess 😀 If you are a new pet bird owner, cleaning the cage is a chore at first. It could even turn out to be your most dreaded[…]Read More…

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Pet Food Recall – Purina, Del’s, Albers, Home Grown Poultry Feeds Due To Low Vitamin & Mineral Levels

Recall of Purina, Del’s, Albers, Home Grown Poultry Feeds Due To Low Vitamin & Mineral Levels. [Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Here are the products and lot numbers involved in the recall: Brands: The brands and product names are all listed in the above table. Recalled products: There are total of 11 products recalled; the names of which are listed in the above table. Why recalled? Potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. Note: This is a limited recall of certain poultry feeds initiated by the Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore. This[…]Read More…