Understanding the Language & Behavior of a Pet Bird

Written by Tippy & Alfred

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Head Snaking A bird that is shaking it's head from side to side means it is excited.

Panting A panting bird is overheated, overexerted and uncomfortable.

Purring A bird can give a type of purr communicatingrepparttar bird is relaxed and content.

Singing A bird sings when it is communicating a message to another bird, perhaps as a mating call, or when it is content and happy.

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Talking A Bird talks when it is content and happy and wants to send a message torepparttar 144476 another bird or it's owner.

Tail Bobbing When a bird bobs it's tail that may mean it's sick, but also some birds bob their tails when they are talking or singing.

Tail Fanning Tail fanning by a bird indicates it's unhappy about something and may become aggressive

Tail Wagging Just like dogs, tail wagging communicates that a bird is content or happy.

Tongue Clicking When a bird gives a rapid clicking of their tongue they are trying to communicate friendliness or an invitation to be friends.

Wing Drooping A Bird will droop it's wings for several reasons. It may have just taken a bath and it's holdingrepparttar 144477 wings down while drying. It may happen in young birds who have not learned how to hold their wings. The bird may be overheated and wanting to cool itself. The bird may be sick.

Wing Flipping If a caged bird is flicking it's wings sharply, it is communicating annoyance or fear. It could also meanrepparttar 144478 bird has lost it's balance and is trying to correct itself, if this isrepparttar 144479 caserepparttar 144480 wing flipping won't last long.

Wing and Body Quivering Quivering wings and body meansrepparttar 144481 bird is fearful of something in it's immediate environment.

Wing Drumming Birds drum their wings when they need exercise or out of boredom. It may also communicaterepparttar 144482 bird is protecting it's territory.

Whistling When a bird whistles it is communicating thatrepparttar 144483 bird feels content, safe and is at ease in it's world.

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How to Maintain Your Love Affair ... With Your Dog Part Two - Assemble a Great Team

Written by Peggie Arvidson-Dailey

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□ Be a Good Grooming Client. Prepare your dog for his trip torepparttar groomers by continuing your in home ‘handling’ routine. If he’s used to people touching his ears and paws, he will be less stressed when a stranger touches him in an unusual environment. Make sure that your dog is up to date on all his vaccinations and veterinary records. Preparerepparttar 144399 groomer for your dog and make them aware of any particular needs he has – if he is geriatric, tends toward nervousness, or if he has any chronic medical problems.

□ Find a Reliable Pet-Sitter. Because you will need to leave your pet at some time in your relationship, it’s important that you have found a reliable person or company to care for your pet in your absence. You may be lucky enough to have family or a neighbor who is reliable and always available to care for your pet. However, if you are new to town and don’t have any nearby people to call, you should take time to interview and find a reliable pet-sitting company. Ask your vet or neighbors for referrals and be sure to interview a few companies to make sure you haverepparttar 144400 right fit. Important questions include: are they bonded and insured? Do they have experience with your breed of dog? Do they have back-up plan in case of illness or emergency? If you travel frequently on short notice, it is also important to ask how far in advance you must book to guarantee service. Perhaps most important is to take notice of how they interact with your pet. A couple of places to search on-line for a professional pet-sitter are The National Association of Professional Pet-Sitters or Pet Sitters International.

□ Be a Good Pet-Sitting Client. Whenever possible, book with plenty of time to assure your place onrepparttar 144401 company’s schedule. Many pet-care businesses are run by a single person who may book up early, so once you know your schedule, make an appointment for your pet’s care. Be clear about your expectations, if you don’t want your pet-sitter to give your pet treats, make it clear. Be sure your dog is up-to-date with all vaccinations and complete all required paperwork prior to your first appointment. You will be asked to provide all pertinent information regardingrepparttar 144402 health and medical history of your pet. Do not make it difficult for your pet-sitter to park or access your home – have parking passes and keys ready for your sitter atrepparttar 144403 time of your initial interview.

Peggie Arvidson-Dailey is the founder of the Pet-Care Business Success University and the author of several articles, books and classes on running a successful home-based business. Go here: http://www.peggiespets.com/wst_page9.html to get your free copy of “243 Tips for Running a Successful Pet-Care Business.”

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