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Bird Tables – Everything You Need to Know!

2021-07-26T08:00:07+00:00

Reading Time: 9 minutes There is no garden, yard, or other outdoor space that we can think of that cannot be enhanced by a bird table. Watching and listening to the throng and chatter of a spectacular range of feathered visitors, your spirits cannot help but be lifted and your well being enhanced. It is a win-win. Peace of mind for you and a healthy, sustaining meal for the birds.

What do Robins Eat?

2021-07-23T16:45:45+00:00

Reading Time: 7 minutes Robins are one of the UK’s favourite garden birds. And it is easy to see why. This gorgeous little visitor is surrounded by myth and folk law, immortalised in song, and strongly associated with that most wonderful time of the year – Christmas. They are one of tamest British birds around humans, often feeding around people seemingly without a care in the world. It is no wonder thousands of us are so keen to attract this beautiful little visitor to our gardens.

Parrots –How to Manage Coming Out of Lockdown

2021-04-26T14:09:14+00:00

Reading Time: 7 minutes Covid-19 has put a huge amount of stress on all of us, whether we’ve suffered from the virus or not. It’s no wonder people have turned to pets for companionship, fun, stress relief and entertainment in large numbers. But, with lockdown restrictions now loosening, and homeworking being wound down, there are fresh challenges on the horizon for everyone, not least for the birds and animals in our lives.

What to do if a Baby Bird Falls Out the Nest

2021-03-22T17:01:24+00:00

Reading Time: 7 minutes Spring is a magical time of the year when the world re-awakens from its long winter snooze and greets us with new colour, beauty, and life. It’s also one of the best times to watch the birds in your garden as new mums and dads frantically fly around collecting enough food to raise their brood and prepare them for the biggest moment of their young lives – the day they finally leave the nest.

Give Your Conure a Health Fix with our Latest Mix

2021-03-22T16:20:24+00:00

Reading Time: 5 minutes Johnston & Jeff has conjured up a new blend for Conures to help owners keep their pets healthy. Conure Mix has been developed by the leading Yorkshire manufacturer in partnership with top breeder Cheryl Robinson of Riverside Aviaries, resulting in a blend specifically formulated for this type of parrot.

A Guide to Common Parrot Welfare Issues and Parrot Illnesses

2020-12-07T08:31:07+00:00

Reading Time: 10 minutes As responsible pet owners, it’s our duty to ensure we provide top-notch care for our parrots. This starts with basic duties such as feeding the right food at the right times, keeping their enclosure clean, spending time with your pet, and allowing them to get as much exercise as they need ...

The Importance of Cleaning Your Bird Feeders and Tables

2020-12-02T10:50:55+00:00

Reading Time: 8 minutes With lots of birds visiting your feeders and bird table on a daily basis, it is essential to keep your feeding equipment clean to avoid the risk of infection. After all, with birds being in such close contact around the feeders, if one is carrying an infection it can soon spread.

Budgies – the UK’s Favourite Pet Bird

2020-12-03T10:28:25+00:00

Reading Time: 6 minutes Budgies – also known as parakeets – are the most popular companion bird in the UK and it is easy to see why. These colourful little birds are every bit as intelligent as their bigger cousins, but at just seven or so inches in height, they take up much less room than an African Grey or ...

Talking Parrots – What You Need to Know to Get Started

2020-12-02T19:00:52+00:00

Reading Time: 6 minutes Many people are first attracted to parrots because of their ability to ‘talk’. And you can understand why. Often, talking parrots are hilarious and a large section of YouTube is given over to entertaining videos of parrots cracking jokes and generally saying funny things. But how is it a species of ...