We’ve learned how much we know and don’t know about captive bird care after taking the exam

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Find the Birdy IQ exam here if you haven’t taken it

Of the first 170 exams we had a 25% pass with 75% correct answers to 44 multiple and true/false questions

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The Ultimate List of 13 Bird Beak and Foot Structures

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Factoid – beaks are an evolutionary concession to save weight which is why birds don’t have jaws & teeth

Finches use their beaks like tweezers for extracting seeds

Parrots use their hookbill beaks to crack open nuts and hard skinned fruit.

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Find out how much you know about keeping birds with this exam – even earn a certificate!

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Which are the most affectionate parrots and what makes them that way?

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Just about any bird has the ability to be “affectionate” but we should define affectionate first.

 

In most cases it goes beyond the affection you would see between a parent and child.

 

At the end of the day all thinking animals have one thing in mind and one purpose on earth which is to procreate.

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Improve the relationship with your bird for $2

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Did you know statistically 96% of dogs turned into rescues have had no obedience training?

We haven’t found the statistics for birds and parrots but we suspect they are just as high.

Many people get infatuated with only the bird. The beautiful feathers, the possibility of speech and having a lifelong companion.

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My bird just started biting and lunging – help

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I am hoping you can help. We have a parrotlet and he will be 10 months old July 3 (2017).

We haven’t had any problem till about a month or so ago. He is biting hard and lunges when we go to take him out or if he is out and we reach toward him he comes after us.

We were told to have his wings clipped which we did and that worked for about a week and a half then he started right back in they clipped his first five flight wings. He did good for a short time, then we took him back again and they clipped # 6 & 7 it helped about a week and he is right back to biting and lunging.

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What type of macaw makes the best pet for a small family?

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Please don’t get discouraged because of one anecdotal story of stupidity. (See other Quora answers below) People die in car crashes every day but most of us still drive.

Here’s a little back story for you. The ancient Greeks kept parakeets. Not necessarily budgies because the Alexandrian parakeet got its name from Alexander the Great.  As the story goes Alexander was gifted one of those around 327 BC

File under more money than brains. We all know how crazy the Romans were but not many people know that they would assign a slave to take care of the family bird which was usually a parrot of some sort.

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Are Cassowaries Smarter than Emus?

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Cassowaries are rarities, very large flightless birds in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands and northeastern Australia.There are three extant species recognized today.

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Both of ours are tame and perform in our bird shows.

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