Top Tips For Cleaning A Bird Aviary

A bird aviary in your backyard can do wonders to the overall ambiance of the area. This can be situated within a garden as part of the design or a focal point. Many people who love to keep and breed various species of birds will tell you that this is no easy hobby to take. You will need to keep this enclosure clean at all times to ensure the health and safety of the birds and their young. If clean-up time is a struggle for you, it is best to have a schedule and routines to follow. A daily clean-up is a must to keep diseases and germs at bay. What usually goes on during a daily clean-up are as follows: [1] Cleaning of feeders and bird baths Cleaning up of bird feeders, water dishes, and bird baths should be done on a daily…

We’re searching for seaside stories!

Working on the boat in Amlwch harbour © Peter Williams Are you from south or west Wales? Do you have memories about marine mammals? Stories about sharks or salmon? Perhaps you could write a book about your time on a boat? If so, the Living Seas Wales Team want to hear from you! As part of ‘Documenting our Past’, a component of The Living Seas Wales Project, we are looking to explore, document and share people’s memories of the marine environment. In particular we’re interested to hear about marine megafauna: people’s encounters with dolphins, whales or sharks, for example, as well as memories related to fishing. These can be as recent as yesterday, all the way to stories passed down through the generations! Unlike data already in archives, people’s stories and skills are constantly at risk of disappearing. That means that sharing memories could not be more important to be carried forward into…

Budgies and Cockatiels as Your Pets: The Top Tips to Know

Pet birds are a blessing for many people. They’re the ideal pet because they require minimal space, no outdoor access and little work from their owner. They’re also cheap to buy, cheap to look after, and an all-round low cost, low maintenance pet. They provide companionship with minimal effort, whether you live in a farm or a flat on the 13th floor of an apartment block. Some pet birds talk of course, making them even better company than the average pet: you couldn’t teach your Labrador to say hello and ask who the pretty boy is. Teaching pet birds to speak is part of the charm of owning pets- it provides an extra level of companionship as well as a potential additional hobby. If you’re looking for a pet that is low maintenance, clean around the house and takes up little space, then it’s…

Keep Your Pets Ready for Disaster

When you are assembling disaster preparedness kits for your family be sure to include one for each of your pets. Keep the pets first-aid kit in your home and be sure to grab it in case of disaster or also when traveling with your pet. Here are some basic items to include in your pets’ emergency preparedness kit: · Have a folder with your pets’ vaccination records and any important medical records, also include a picture of your dog (in case pet gets lost). · Phone numbers for your veterinarian and also the nearest emergency veterinary clinic. Also include the number for a poison control center such as the ASPCA. · A Pet first-aid book · Keep these items in a waterproof container or gallon zip lock bag. Other more pet specific items would include a nylon dog leash or pet carrier to control…

First Steps In Training Your Parakeet To Talk

Parakeets have always been the most popular pets among birds. They are known for their chitchatting and easy domestication. Their basic color feather is yellowish green, but they also come in other colors, such as colorful blue, and sometimes, they can be completely white or yellow. A parakeet as a pet usually means a lot of fun. It is true that they can be so noisy, but it is very interesting and nice watching them bristle and chat with themselves or even with a little thing. As any other kind of parrots, they mimic the sounds they often hear. They usually imitate phone ringing, bell ringing, or even a part of your favorite tunes. However, when it comes to talking, it is a little harder for them to emulate words, usually because of some consonants which they find hard to pronounce. Yet, it is…

Air Cleaner For Aviary – 5 Best Features To Have

Birds in captivity really thrive when an air purifier is used to keep the air clean. A cleaner that has the following 5 features will help you choose the right unit so there are no surprises when it meets your birds. Self-sustaining—Whether your aviary has one or 20 birds or more, you need an air purifier to remove the pollutants that have the potential to cause health problems for you and the birds. Being able to rely on it to do the job without a lot of fuss over it from you is invaluable. The minute you stop filtering the air, the air quality suffers as pollutants are allowed to hang around and accumulate. Since filtration is not an instant process but requires time to effectively remove the pollutants, you and your pets will be forced to breathe air that is less than healthy…

Is That Support Animal Really Necessary?

Service dogs are amazing. They have been extensively trained, live strict but loved lives, and take care of their owners like truly no one else can. The dogs’ abilities to detect seizures, pick up dropped items, and even warn owners of impending stroke or heart attack make these dogs literally life savers. With all the amazing things these animals can do, it’s no wonder we have learned to accept them in places we usually wouldn’t, like a restaurant or the office. But there is a growing cynicism towards service and support animals in general, and mostly because of misunderstanding, and I’ll admit that I used to be one of these people. I was not raised in a house with pets, and I never could understand the “emotional support animal”. I could understand a seeing eye dog or a dog that assists with the hearing…

New face at Parc Slip Visitor Centre!

Patrice is the new Parc Slip Visitor Centre Catering Supervisor We are delighted to welcome Patrice McGhee to our Parc Slip Visitor Centre team! Patrice joined us in February as our new Catering and Visitor Centre Supervisor; we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Patrice and the Visitor Centre! Patrice had this to say: “I studied textile design at art school in Dundee, Scotland. During this time I started working part time in a nightclub to fund my studies. It was from here I began my career in the hospitality industry. I worked in many different gastro pubs in Scotland as a General Manager before moving to London. I missed the countryside too much so moved to Cardiff where I am now happily married. I rekindled my love for food again over the past few years and being vegetarian…