Bats are usually associated with negative conotations such as evil, stanic, and just plain ugly. But, these nocturnal creatures are quite fascinating and are unique creatures that are unlike any other on this plane. So if you find one, what do you do? An associate professor of biology explains what to do if you find a bat and how to take care of and rehabilitate it. Enjoy!
Plastic milk bottles are a fixture of most American trash cans, but they need not be. With a little effort and some simple tools you can covert an old milk bottle into a DIY bird feeder! Watch this video to learn how.
If you have some pet birds, but are unbeknownst of their gender, this farmland trick will help you determine if they're male or female birds. Use this technique for any kind of birds… parrots, pigeons, doves, chickens… any bird! You just need some copper wire, some string and a wine cork. See how it's done!
Feeding birds isn't the same as feeding ducks. Ducks are practically fearless when it comes to filling their tummies, but other birds aren't as brave, especially when it comes to baby birds. Baby birds sometimes fall from their nests, and sometimes are knocked out by storms or other natural causes. If you find a baby bird, here’s how to feed it.
Birds don't generally wear collars, but to give a bird an identity tag, leg bands can be used. This video demonstrates the way to put leg bands on baby pigeons. This is usually done between 5-7 days of age. When pulling the back toe through, make sure not to force it if the little claw gets caught on the inside of the band. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to band the leg of a baby pigeon with an ID tag.
A baby sparrow eats about every 45 minutes, but they eat very little at a time. This video animal care tutorial shows how to administer food to a baby sparrow, in this case a helpless three day old. Watch this instructional video and learn how to feed an orphaned bird chick.
Here is how you can vaccinate a bird by hand. No help needed. This is an age old technique not performed by a veternarian. This is to inject a vaccine in the homing pigeons to protect them from contracting disease. This is a common practice of preventative medicine.
Quail eggs require special care and a comfortable habitat. This video tutorial shows how to care for hatching quail eggs. Learn how to nest and hatch quails, or any pet bird, and what procedures to follow to ensure the chicks will live.
This is just a quick video on a simple way to make homemade baby bird food, preferably for wild baby birds such as sparrows, starlings, robins, etc. This is a great starter recipe. If you've rescued an orphaned chick or taken one in as a pet, can be tricky to feed, but this simple feed is easy to make from cat food. Watch this video animal care tutorial and learn how to make baby bird food at home.
Interested in learning why cockatiels bite? Expert parrot trainer, Chet Womach, shows why Cockatiels are so prone to nibble on their owners, and a quick technique to help you stop being bitten. Learn how to prevent a pet cockatiel from biting you by watching this video training tutorial.
The canary is one of the most popular bird for people to have as pets, and not just because they'll let you know if you have a gas leak. Watch this video to learn everything you need to take care of a canary, from what size cage to get to types of food and activities.
Here's the easiest way to feed a baby pigeon! This is a rouge outline of the handfeeding method. It is important to be gentle. This helps train the birds to be extremely close with their owner or human family.
Your bird will dive right into this layered goodness with this salad. Yes birds love seeds, but they also love salad. Follow along in this cooking or birds how-to video to learn how to prepare this layered salad.
Falconry is the art of hunting with a bird of prey. The British School of Falconry at Equinox in Manchester, Vermont shows how to handle eagles and other birds of prey. Birds are trained to respond to human signals and people are taught the correct procedure for interacting with these hunting birds. Learn how to handle a bird of prey by watching this instructional video.
In this tutorial, pet expert Marc Morrone teaches you how to teach your feathered friends some manners so that they don't squawk all day and night. Parrots and other exotic birds are essentially wild animals kept in captivity and are not domesticated like dogs and cats, so they require a tad more patience with their training. Follow along with this clip and learn all about your birds and how to teach them a little respect.
Parakeets are small, colorful, friendly and chatty and all of these reasons make them great pets for kids. In this clip, learn how to select and care for your little feathered friends with pet expert, Marc Morrone. You will get the 411 on these colorful critters and learn how to keep them happy, healthy and singing all day long.
Mountain bluebirds are absolutely beautiful creatures. If you are an avid birdwatcher or are just looking to beautify your yard, have a look at this tutorial. This video will show you the best tips and advice on attracting bluebirds.
Bird watching is a great activity to do on your own or to spend time with the whole family. Look for the habitat, coloring, behavior and call of this beautiful bird and enjoy its beauty and soft cooing.
This is a short video on how to hydrate and feed pigeons before you ship them off. These are homing pigeons. Make sure you only ship pigeons in official and marked 'Live Birds' crates that are specifically designed for birds. There are four types of dry food and water that must be fed to a bird before they are packed and sent off.
This is footage from B.F. Skinner's psychological tests on shaping behavior.
Watching hummingbirds feed can be a lot of fun. But in order to attract them you need to know how to properly set up a hummingbird feeder. Watch this how-to video to learn the proper way to take apart, clean, fill, and hang a feeder. Enjoy watching your hummingbirds feed on fresh nectar.
There’s no getting around it: clipping your bird’s nails can be nerve-racking for both you and your feathered friend. But it’s got to be done. Sandpaper perches can damage a bird's feet, but regular trimmings are necessary in order to keep a bird from hurting itself on it's own claws. Watch this video pet care tutorial and learn how to clip a pet bird's nails safely and easily.
This video is for those of you that find yourself in the position that requires hand feeding an un-weaned baby bird. Hope this helps.
Learn how to identify bird tracks and then actually track the birds by watching this video.
Extremely impressive. I want me some of Jimmy's magical bird song impersonation skills.
Bird spotting is a fun and also fascinating pastime that is definitely expanding in reputation. Not simply can you watch spectacular birds, but you may appreciate the wonder of the open air as well as unwind in the clean air. Having time to view birds in there natural place or in their nesting behaviors can be a great way to escape the headaches of the planet for a little bit and simply experience nature.
Who wants a great tip for training a parrot to talk easier, more clearly, and on cue? Chet Womach shares a quick tip on how to use 'heightened state of emotion' responses in parrots to get them to talk faster and more intelligibly. Learn how to teach a pet parrot to talk on cue by watching and following along with this video tutorial.
Bird speech CDs may not be as effective as intended as the repetition may actually bore the bird. Cockatiels are receptive to learning, but need to be approached correctly. This video tutorial covers some simple basics of how to train a cockatiel to talk by following the "heightened state of emotion" principle which can teach cockatiels to talk faster, using any training CD properly.
Parrot Trainer Chet Wombach shows how to use 'positive imprinting' to get rid of negative feelings towards objects, people, or things. Exotic birds may not immediately adapt to a domestic situation and may find household life unnecessarily threatening or stressful. Watch this video training tutorial and learn how to use the technique of positive imprinting to better acclimate a pet parrot, cockatiel, Macaw, or any exotic bird into the household environment and to be a happier, healthier, and ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make an edible bird house with your kids. You will need: bird seed, 1/2 c flour, 2 tbsp corn meal, scissors, twine, paper plate, ice cream cones, 1 pint milk, raisins, peanut butter, nuts, and graham crackers. Now, poke three holes into your paper plate. Then, glue the milk carton onto it with the glue. From here, mix the flour with the peanut butter and then rub it on the crackers. After this, stick the crackers on the milk carton. From here, the kids can us...
Birds are feisty little creatures, especially when it comes time for grooming. If you want to trim your bird's wings, you have to cut those feathers off, and this video shows you how to do it. This technique is the easiest way to go about cutting feathers off your bird's wing, and here it's demonstrated on an Eclectus Parrot. Find out more information at the Olathe Animal Hospital.
A birdcage is your bird's home, and if you want them to be happy members of your family you should follow some common-sense guidelines for positioning the cage. This video will introduce you to these rules and show you how to make your bird a little happier.
Birds are tricky to train due to their tiny brains, but nearly any hook-billed bird species can be trained to step onto your finger on command. They're at least that smart. This video will teach you a quick and easy way to do it.
Want to see more birds in your garden? There are three basic things you could give the birds to keep them coming back, and those are fresh water to drink and bathe in, plenty of cover for them to nest and hide in, and a variety of quality foods to eat.
In this tutorial, animal expert Marc Morrone shows you exactly how to feed and care for your pet bird so that they live a long, healthy life. Check this out and learn when, how and what to feed your feathered friends.
In this tutorial, learn all about taking care of pet birds from Marc Morrone. Marc will offer your expert advice on choosing and loving a beautiful bird and explain why they make fantastic pets. Before you welcome a feathered friend into your home, be sure to check out this video and be prepared.
With the current oil spill in the Gulf, the victims suffering the most are birds and fish. All of these gorgeous animals that have been living in this area forever are suddenly covered in BP oil and fighting for their lives.
If you live in the US then you've probably already seen a crow if you recognized it or not. The common crow has a distinctive if not dramatic appearance and a less than melodic sound. With this information you'll be sure to spot one.
Instead of just going for a walk through the outdoors, try adding in the rewarding hobby of bird watching. The song sparrow is a great bird to look for on perches and will vary in appearance across the US.
Is there a black or yellow mustache stripe? This is just one of the physical characteristics you will need to know to determine what kind of meadowlark you are looking at. Take a minute to enjoy the outdoors while identifying the distinct sound, look and location of meadowlarks.