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The long weekend is a great opportunity to unwind and relax, but for your pets, it’s often the opposite. Fireworks can be upsetting for animals since they don’t know or understand them. Dogs and cats, as well as birds and wild animals become very stressed and scared when they hear or see fireworks going off so it is important to take action to make these celebrations easier for them.  Dogs & Cats When fireworks are going off you should keep your dog or cat inside at all times. If you do need to take your animal outside, make sure that...

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Picking out a cage for your bird can be very difficult and nobody wants to spend a large amount of money on a cage until they are sure that it's the right one for their bird. The employees of Exotic Wings and Pet Things (myself included) have also gone through the struggle of picking out the perfect cage so we completely understand! If you are looking to upgrade your current cage or pick one out for the first time, we want to help you throughout the whole process. Comment at the end if you have any questions or helpful information...

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It's officially summer! Now that the warm weather is here to stay, we want to remind you of some seasonal dangers that you may not already know about that can help keep your feathered friend happy and healthy this summer! Air Conditioning Air Conditioning can have a negative impact on your bird's respiratory system. Parrots are used to warm, humid air and AC actually takes a lot of the moisture out of the air. Symptoms of too much AC exposure include laboured breathing, wheezing, tail bobbing, and change in voice. If your bird is exhibiting any of these symptoms, try...

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Sunflower Seeds Aren't As Sunny As They Seem Whether you’re picking a treat for your bird, or deciding on a daily diet for them, it seems that sunflower seeds are in just about everything seed related. If they’re so popular then they must be healthy, right? Wrong! Sunflower seeds are excessively high in fatty oils, often being more than 50% oil by weight. On top of this, the only nutritional benefit of them is really being a decent source of vitamin E and selenium, which can be provided other ways. The reason sunflower seeds are so popular is that birds...

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Spring has sprung! That means it’s time to make sure you’ve completed everything on your bird’s spring checklist. Not sure what to put on that checklist? No worries, we’ve got you covered! Feel free to print a copy of this list :)

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