Hot Birds How-Tos

How To: Make hummingbird nectar

Here is a quick how-to video on how to cook nectar for hummingbirds. Sweet nectar is a great way to attract hummingbirds to your feeders. All you need to make nectar is one part granulated sugar to four parts water. Don't use honey or brown sugar. Watch and see how to prepare this sweet drink for the hummingbirds.

How To: Attracting birds to your garden

Bird feeding is something everyone can do. But keeping the birds in your garden can be just as easy. This how to video gives you a few tips that will help you attract the most popular wild species of birds and entice them to stay for more than a quick lunch.

How To: Band a baby pigeon with an ID tag

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.

How To: Feed a baby sparrow

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.

How To: Make homemade baby bird food

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.

How To: Clip a bird's nails

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.

How To: Handle falcons and birds of prey

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.

How To: Train a pet cockatiel to do tricks

Birds can be taught to perform tricks, just like dogs. This video tutorial shows techniques for how instruct a pet cockatiel to follow simple commands. Learn how to train a Cockatiel to do tricks by watching a professional parrot trainer show you step-by-step how he taught his Cockatiel the "How To Flex" trick.

How To: Tag geese

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources does an early summer goose round-up. They capture and leg tag juvenile and adult geese in order to track their longevity and movements. Check out this how to video on goose tagging to learn how to do it yourself!

How To: Build a bird house

DIY Guide to building a birdhouse. This easy to make bird box can be built in 1 day out of one 6 foot long 1" by 6" plank of cedar. Attract more wild birds into your garden (or provide for those already there).

How To: Buy and care for parakeets

n this pet care series, you will learn everything you need to know to be the perfect parakeet owner. As pets, they are easy to care for, especially when compared to the food demands of larger pets such as cats and dogs. All you need is a cage and birdseed, right? While this is true to a certain extent, there are specific requirements for a parakeet cage.

How To: Choose a pet bird

Learn how to choose the best pet bird from a pet store in this free online guide to bird care, including what to consider before buying a pet bird, how to set up a birdcage, health medical costs, diet and more.

How To: Breed and train homing pigeons

Mr Joseph Shung Chiang Lee is a well know name in pigeon racing in India. As a fancier, he dominated the Indian sky for a decade. During this period, "Gradiator" was judged the best young bird of th year. His pigeon, "Adam's Glory" crossed 1441 KM at record time. Homing pigeons are domesticated birds that are bred and trained to find their way back home from very long distances that they have never been to. They can travel thousands of kilometers in a single race and fly at speeds of up to 60...

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