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Page: Bathing and temperature
Birds like to get wet. Water makes them feel good and it stimulates normal preening behavior. You can dampen your bird by using a spray bottle set to "mist" not "spray." If your birds don't like being…
Page: Breeding
As a bird rescue organization, we are painfully aware of the huge overpopulation problem we are currently facing with the smaller birds (Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Budgies, Finches, etc.) So, we do our be…
Page: Cages
Powder Coating For Powder coating job shops, click here. Choosing a Safe Cage When it comes to cages, a good rule of thumb is: You can't have too big a cage for your bird. It only makes sense. Birds l…
Page: Children and pets
Children Birds are not good pets for young children. If you intend on getting a bird for a young child please reconsider. A young child may not be capable of handling a bird safely. Children who are t…
Page: Clipping wings
The first time you have your bird's wings trimmed it should be done by a professional who can show you exactly what to do. It is NOT recommended that you do this without an in-person demonstration the…
Page: Egg laying
It often comes as a surprise to the owner of a female bird that their pet can lay eggs without the presence of a male. Such eggs are, of course, infertile and will not hatch even if incubated. This ca…
Page: Finding your bird a new home
Here at Mickaboo we wish that we could take in all of the needy birds out there and find good, quality homes for them all. However, the truth of the matter is that there are far too many birds needing…
Page: Household toxins
Don't expose your bird to household toxins, Certainly, don't expose your bird to second hand smoke, and make sure you wash your hands before handling your bird if you smoke, because nicotine residue o…
Page: Plants that are toxic
This is only a partial list; if you don't see the one you are concerned about, do not assume it is safe. You can call the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Center at (415) 666-2845 for plant iden…
Page: Proper nutrition
Proper and adequate avian nutrition combined with good husbandry is probably the single most important factor in insuring that your pet bird lives a long and healthy life. The good husbandry aspect is…