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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How do I stop our 6 parakeets from laying eggs and making babies?

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 Hello, I am in a bit of a situation and I’m hoping that you can help me. I have had three parakeets for almost 6 years now.

 

Recently one of the birds has started to lay eggs. At first we were excited, we didn’t think they would actually lay eggs since we have had them for so long.

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Zinc and Parrots

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Zinc and Parrots:

More than you ever wanted to know!

Fern Van Sant, DVM

For the Birds

17480 Shelburne Way

Los Gatos, Calif. 95030

Reprinted from the Proceedings of the International Aviculturists Society, January , 1997

Zinc Trivia

The element zinc is a naturally occurring metal widely distributed in nature. The atomic number of zinc is 30. It has an atomic weight of 65.37. Zinc is included in group 2B in the periodic chart. Zinc is a good reducing agent.

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That Hookbill In Your Home – How Much Do You Know About Bird Beaks?

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Our economical bird nail trimmer has become very popular when people realize how easy it is to trim their own birds nails while saving money at the same time.

 

Although we recommend using an electric nail trimmer to keep your birds nails trimmed neatly we do not recommend that you attempt to trim your bird’s beak.

 

It’s a sensitive organ and has a lot of sensory receptors and which could potentially be very painful to your bird if handled in the wrong way, which got me to thinking about today’s topic.

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Humans have lots of bird advice – don’t get one, they’re hard to raise – which sounds like a martyr to me.

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The following content is from 3 inquiries we received that we thought would be helpful by sharing.

We have four zebra finches in an outdoor aviary, with three walls being the exterior of our house, and the fourth wall is wire mesh.

We are in San Diego, and our nights can drop down to 40-50 degree. We are planning to add plexiglass panels over the mesh at night, and we are trying to decide on a heat source.

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My birds don’t diminish my air quality – doc.

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Water Wind & Stars replied  – Oct 4, 10:12pm

After writing my first message I took a big pile of towels and curtains from the bathroom where my birds’ cage had been located and carried them to the basement to wash the bird dander out; the pile was big enough to cover my nose and mouth.

Not more than 5 minutes after I came back upstairs, I started to cough in the breathless, slightly spasming way that has been the main symptom of my lung issue.

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The Ultimate Guide To How are African Grey Parrots to Keep as Pets

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The question “How are African Grey Parrots to keep as pets?” came from Quora

“Come on, fess up!

You’ve done the unthinkable. You’ve actually thought of getting an African Grey but the horror stories of screaming, biting and plucking keep you “centered” or “sane”.

What if you had a mentor? 

That’s why you have me!

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