Budgies: Popularity With a Problem

by Mariah Hughes Budgerigars - or, affectionately, budgies - may be the most popular pet bird species in the world: most major pet stores sell them for the cost of a quick lunch and aviculturists breed them with ease. Their minute stature makes keeping a small flock cheap and relatively easy. Though they are tiny, … Continue reading Budgies: Popularity With a Problem

Dr. Mordecai will see you now

Morty receives a very disturbing letter from a strange individual about 'bird addiction'.  Thinking they may be afflicted with this terrible malady, Morty must quickly diagnose the presenting symptoms and then devise a course of treatment to help this individual avert further addictive behavior! Click here to read what Dr. Mordecai prescribes his distraught patient!

The Round Up Archives is Here!

Thanks to everyone for responding so positively to The Round Up - we couldn't assemble such awesome photos, videos and stories every two weeks without you, our contributors and readers!! With such overwhelming support for BirbObserver and The Round Up, we acknowledge that the page takes a while to download because of the over abundance … Continue reading The Round Up Archives is Here!

Bird’s Eye View: Climate Change – #UndoYourPart

by Katherine Clarke The last issue of Bird's Eye View illustrated how birds are the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change.  In her current editorial, Katherine asks us all to face the fact that climate change - global warming - is massive and complex.  Cutting edge science is not easy to understand and to … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View: Climate Change – #UndoYourPart

The Do’s and Don’ts of Enjoying Time Outside

by Mariah Hughes As winter's chill melts away, giving way to long-missed sunny days, bird owners often feel eager to let their feathered family members enjoy the warmth and fresh air of spring.  As tempting as it may be to place your bird's cage outside as you go about your day, outside time can be … Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Enjoying Time Outside

Detective Morty on the Case!

...the next thing I knew I was booted out on my butt. As I hit the grass with a thud, I awoke... What a nightmare! I'll never eat pizza before bedtime again! Was it the pizza or did it actually happen?  Morty has taken it upon himself to get to the bottom of some questionable … Continue reading Detective Morty on the Case!