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The perfect environment for birds

Mixing things up in the birdcage What do birds need to feel at home? Firstly they need other birds for company – and secondly a suitable, varied living environment. With our tips, you can create the perfect home atmosphere. Birds need to fly free every day. But because birds generally also need to spend lots […]

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Seven things to make your cockatiel happy

It doesn’t actually take much to make your cockatiel’s life with you extremely pleasant. Here we’ll tell you the best way to bring happiness to your beloved pet:   A place in the sun You should give them the chance to enjoy a spot of sunbathing on the balcony or in the garden whenever you […]

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Happy Christmas, little tweety-pie!

Pets are a part of the family, which is why more and more of us are starting to give them Christmas presents too. If you would like to do something nice for your ornamental birds at this special time of year, be sure to give them presents that are appropriate for their species. Anyone who […]

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Protecting caged birds in Summer heat

Sunshine and fresh air are extremely beneficial for caged birds. In order for them to enjoy these to the full, you must follow a couple of important rules. If you have a balcony or a garden, you should give your birds the opportunity to enjoy the sun and the fresh air outdoors. Spending time outdoors […]

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Why they are so popular

The top five ornamental birds Budgerigars, cockatiels, rosy-faced lovebirds, zebra finches and canaries are the most popular of all ornamental birds. We’ll tell you what makes them so special. Budgerigars Budgerigars are very intelligent and are quite linguistically talented. They stay playful and inquisitive to a ripe old age and, with enough dedication, can become […]

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Dietary rules for Ornamental birds

For ornamental birds to stay fit and healthy, they need a balanced diet that is appropriate for their species. What is allowed and necessary: 1. The basis for all bird nutrition is high-quality, ready-made feed. Look for good quality and only use a mix that is appropriate for your type of bird. 2. Measure the […]

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Cleaning your birdcage

Cleanliness is important for preventing illnesses. This applies to birdcages in particular. Therefore, the sand in the aviary must be replaced every two to three days. It is also recommended that you clean the cage thoroughly once a week. First and foremost: Never use normal household cleaners or disinfectants to clean out your birdcage. These […]

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Help for breeding birds

Why it’s so important to feed birds in the spring The winter may be behind us, but wild birds still appreciate extra food rations. These animals continue to rely heavily on our help during the spring. When the temperatures drop to below freezing and a thick blanket of snow hampers the search for food, many […]

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Complimentary feed for birds

Seeds, grains, fresh herbs and fruit provide our ornamental birds with everything they need. However, if they have a higher requirement for certain vitamins and minerals, it may be a good idea to provide them with complementary feed. To cover their vitamin and nutritional requirements, ornamental birds need a species-appropriate, balanced diet. The basis of […]

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Portrait of a canary

Keeping and caring for canaries Along with budgerigars, canaries are among the most popular pet birds. If you want to offer them a good home, you first need to get well informed about their needs. Their social behaviour Canaries are very sociable birds and are happiest in a group with lots of their own kind. […]

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Telling the difference between a Jackdaw and a raven or a crow is quite simple, even though they all belong to the raven family. The Jackdaw is significantly smaller than other ravens due to its short neck, beak and short tail.

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Wrens will grow to be ten centimetres in length. This means they are one of the smallest birds you’ll see in your garden. They will live in the protection of bushes, in anywhere from a valley to a garden hedge. Their diet consists of spiders, insects and berries. This tiny bird is easily recognised as it normally points its tail upwards.

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The Starling will grow to about 22cm in length. They are known for their cheery, happy songs and for spending the winter time in our gardens. The colouring of the starling will depend on the time of year and on the bird’s age.

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Song Thrushes

Song Thrushes will grow to be about 23cm in length. They are slightly smaller than blackbirds but look similar to female blackbirds because of their brown plumage. They have dark brown feathers, with a white underside and a brownish red breast.

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Robins will grow to about 14cm in length. They have a bright red chest and extremely thin legs. Robins have a beautiful song that makes them a fairytale bird. Robins are members of the thrush species.

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House Sparrow

The birds commonly known as sparrows can be found all over Europe. Plants and insects are their main source of food. The sparrow belongs to the family of weaver birds. The house sparrow is the most well known of the sparrow species. There are around 36 species of sparrow found all over the world.

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Blue Tits

The Blue Tit grows to a length of about 12cm. They are characterised by their bright blue wings and tail. They have a yellow underside and have one black spot. These birds live in Northwest Africa, Europe and the Near East. They are found in parks and gardens feeing on berries and insects

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A blackbird is around 25cm long and is distinguished by their yellow beak. Male blackbirds have black feathers while the females have brown plumage. The blackbird is a member of the thrush family. They eat fruit, insects and berries. Blackbirds are known as the most common bird and can be found in gardens, parks and even forests.

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Zebra Finches profile

Zebra finches have blossomed to become the most popular parlour birds next to budgerigars and canaries. That’s quite something, in view of the strong competition among colourful exotic birds. Why, then, is this little trumpeter so much loved? The experts from Maxi Zoo answer the question.

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Rosellas profile

Rosellas are at least as well known as the smaller, not so brightly coloured budgerigars. They are perfect for those who like large birds but find parrots too loud, as they are quiet, easy to care for and can be tamed quickly. The experts from Maxi Zoo introduce the Eastern Rosella.

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Parrots profile

The beauty of their colourful feathers, their ability to imitate human speech and their role in fantastic stories like pirate adventures make parrots an animal that have always fascinated humans.

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Cockatiels continue to enjoy their popularity as one of our favourite pet birds. There has been no lack of demand for the colourful parrots. However, before we decide to bring one of these beautiful birds into our home, we should obtain plenty of information about them.

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Canary profile

The songs of the canary has always enchanted any humans within earshot. From the Canary Islands, they came to the Spanish mainland where monks bred them and sold them for high prices all over Europe.

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Budgie profile

Budgies are the most popular birds in Irish households. They are not difficult to keep, are very sociable, tame and quick to learn. The experts from Maxi Zoo explain what bird lovers should observe when keeping these little parrots.

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Tips for bird feeders

Nature continues to provide food for the native birds that have not flown away for the winter, such as sparrows, blackbirds, tits, greenfinches and woodpeckers. Almost all adapt their diet to what the season has to offer. Instead of worms there are berries; instead of caterpillars, nuts; in place of spiders, they eat seeds. This is why feeders should always offer a large selection for our garden and balcony guests.

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Pets and plants

It’s lovely when spring is finally here and everything is green and in bloom. Whether in the garden, on the balcony or in the living room it doesn’t just look good to us, it also awakens the appetite of our pets. But be careful – it’s not always healthy to snack on fresh greens! The experts from Maxi Zoo tell you what to be aware of.

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Natural nibbles

Bird owners like bringing back juicy twigs from the countryside for their little feathered friend’s cage or enclosure. The experts from Maxi Zoo tell you what to look out for.

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