Unfortunately, many birds hide illness and tend to exhibit signs of illness only when they are very sick. The average life span of a budgie is around nine years, and common bird illnesses can cause them to pass away earl... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Tips for caring for pet budgies include maintaining a clean cage supplied with bird-safe accessories, protecting the bird from environmental hazards, watching carefully for signs of illness and providing opportunities fo... More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds

Pigeons lack external sex organs, and like many birds, they utilize a cloaca to reproduce rather than dedicated organs such as a penis or vagina. They also do not differ in plumage depending on sex, as many other birds d... More » Pets & Animals Birds
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