how long do parakeets live

How Long Do Parakeets Live?

Parakeets, or budgies as they are known in Europe, are one of the most popular species of pet bird in the world. Their quirky personalities and bright plumage make them appealing for bird enthusiasts and families. One of the most common questions asked of parakeet breeders is ‘how long do parakeets live?’ The answer to…

how long do squirrels live

How Long Do Squirrels Live?

Squirrels are one of the most widespread mammals, found on most of the world’s continents, but surprisingly little is known about that aside from the basic facts. One of the most common questions is ‘how long do squirrels live’? This question doesn’t have a single answer, as there are more than 200 species across the…

what do swans eat

What Do Swans Eat?

Swans are serene creatures, gliding gracefully on the water’s surface. They are the largest species of waterfowl, those birds living on or close to water. Waterfowl includes swans, ducks and geese. It is common to see families feeding swans in local parks and by other waterways. But what do swans eat in the wild and…

what do pigeons eat

What Do Pigeons Eat?

There were once dozens of species of pigeon in North America, but now there are only a handful remaining. Most pigeons are found in woodland and around farmland, however, they are also commonly spotted in parks and in gardens with bird feeders or platforms. Some of us have attempted to feed pigeons bread in large…

what do finches eat

What Do Finches Eat?

Finches are one of the most famous bird classifications in the world, thanks to biologist and naturalist, Charles Darwin. Often referred to as the father of evolution, his research into finches of the Galapagos islands paved the way for new thinking regarding adaptation and evolution. The finches on the Galapagos islands slowly evolved with differently…

How do birds mate

How Do Birds Mate?

Have you ever wondered how birds mate? With so many common bird species living in urban areas, it is not unusual to see birds trying to mate during the springtime. Watching a male bird trying to mount and balance on his mate looks quite messy and awkward, so how do birds reproduce successfully from this…

What do swallows eat

What Do Swallows Eat?

With their compact bodies, tapered tails and neat little beaks, swallows are among the most distinctive birds in the world. Known to frequent gardens, farms and parks, swallows are common across North America and Eurasia. While individual species may have different coloration or live in different habitats, they all have a similar diet. So, what…

why do woodpeckers peck wood

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Woodpeckers are notorious ‘tree killers’ but have you ever stopped to wonder why woodpeckers peck wood? It sounds like a tongue twister, but it is an important question to ask when it comes to understanding their behaviour. There are three reasons a woodpecker will peck wood; finding food, constructing a nest cavity or to mark…

what do bluebirds eat

What Do Bluebirds Eat?

Bluebirds are brightly coloured songbirds, belonging to a group called thrushes. They are popular with any birdwatcher or garden enthusiast, but they can be difficult to attract to a traditional garden bird feeder. This is in part due to their varying diet, which changes between seasons. They are also quite shy in nature, so are…

what do orioles eat

What Do Orioles Eat?

Orioles are small, brightly coloured birds found in the UK and North America. In the US, there are 8 distinct oriole species, whereas the UK has only one. Unlike most garden birds, orioles are not seed eaters. So, what do orioles eat? This article will discuss their wild diet and what you can feed to…