With winter coming, local berries and fruits like peaches and plums can no longer grace our plates. That doesn’t mean winter doesn’t have its own delicious offerings for you, your family and your flock. Root veg
Winter is almost here, and in some parts of the country, it’s already snowing. For those of us with companion animals, it’s a cause for concern regarding how to keep our birds warm.So how do you manage to keep
Bird Flight Facts
Birds’ bodies are streamlined to help overcome air resistance.
The largest muscles in a bird are the breast muscles, which control the wings.
Black and turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks,
Quinoa is an excellent way for your birds to start the day. Adding quinoa with vegetables and other healthy ingredients and cooking it into a scrambled egg mixture just might entice your bird to try something
I grew up in the Midwest where people are suspicious of salt and pepper, so I wasn’t that well versed in spicy cuisine. I was probably 15 before I even had a taco.
It was the usual cereal for breakfast and the o
I admit it. I think the word spelt is a funny word. I don’t know why it just strikes me as amusing. To be honest, I really didn’t know much about this grain until about five or six years ago. I grew up in the
Entertaining, playful and cuddly, the Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffiniana) are great family birds. As with most cockatoos, however, they require loads of attention, a library of toys to rotate from and
Co-written by Jason J. Crean, MS Bio, EdD
When it comes to our birds’ diet and nutrition, a general theme is staying clear of high-fat foods. But is all fat bad? The answer simply depends on the type of fat. S
It’s a pretty simple idea, really. And sometimes it is the simple things that make sense. Feeding in season gives you more nutrition and more value with each dollar you spend, (or don’t spend) by sourcing the fre
I’m certainly behind one thing former president George Bush Sr. said. He once honked off broccoli growers everywhere when he stated, “I do not like broccoli.” It’s not that I don’t appreciate the benefits or even
“Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy diveyA kiddley divey too, Wouldn’t you?”— novelty song composed in 1943 by Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, and Jerry Livingston. “OK, she’s lost it now.” I’m sure I just h
I happen to really like walnuts. I like everything about them: their flavor, their crunchy, yet smooth, texture and I admire how they come out of the shell looking like a human brain. I don’t know why I find this
Five minutes. That’s it. That’s about the time it will take you to make a basic grain bake. And just like many of the things I make, the possibilities are endless. You can do all kinds of things with this as it
The brain, while not taking up much space in regards to the rest of your body, needs energy. A lot of energy. It’ll tear through calories while you are just sitting there thinking. Our birds are pretty smart l
Debbie Foster Russell is a volunteer for the adoption and education organization, Phoenix Landing in Arlington, Va. She serves as the Maryland adoption coordinator.She shares her home with not only her husband
We all need to rethink this bird bread thing. I think it’s gotten out of hand with all of this “Make it In Jiffy” stuff. Might as well be eating a mattress. It’s not stuff I want to put in me, let alone my b
I keep a wide variety of necessities in stock that I frequently use for my parrots’ diets. They’re good to have on hand should you get a sudden whim to whip up a Grain Bake, or care to knock out a couple of
“I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.”— Rick Blaine, “Ca