From behavioral and dietary changes to mating, egg laying and visits to the vet, you can associate life events with your birds to create a timeline showing your bird’s progress through life. Here you can learn how to set up and mange those life events.
Continue reading “BirdBuddy Guide #3 – Life Events”
Whether you are using BirdBuddy’s offline bird management functionality or wanting to show off your beloved pet to other users in the BBSpace social network platform, here is where you edit and manage the relevant details.
Continue reading “BirdBuddy Guide #2 – Setting Up Your Bird Data”
The home page of an app should present the user with a comfortable, welcoming entry to its functionality and an intuitive path to getting started with its use. We take a look at the BirdBuddy home page and expand upon its features. Continue reading “BirdBuddy Guide #1 – The Home Page”
Good things happen for a reason. But is BirdBuddy a good thing? And for what reason? Apps come in all shapes and sizes and sometimes it can be hard to justify the value of yet another offering in a crowded marketplace. But damn it, I’m gonna try. Continue reading “Why BirdBuddy?”
We’d like to grow BirdBuddy into the world’s most used bird app, but without your feedback we’d be like a rudderless ship. BirdBuddy tries to be a valued tool to anyone with an interest in pet birds and to achieve that we need to know what you like and what you don’t.
Continue reading “Test BirdBuddy and Get a Free T-Shirt!”
Take a look at your pet bird. There it is, eating, pooing, being cute. Those beautiful feathers, that specialized beak, the loping gait as it walks along a perch. They didn’t just appear out of nowhere. Your avian buddy has lineage stretching back over 150 million years. Continue reading “How’s Your Dinosaur Doing?”
No aviary can be hermetically sealed to keep out every conceivable external threat. At some point something is going to float, crawl or slither in and pose problems for your birds. I didn’t see any of them coming, but they came. And some were deadly. Continue reading “Aviary Pitfalls #4 – Pests and Predators”
Birds. Awww. Aren’t they cute? They wouldn’t hurt fly, would they? They’d get along just great, wouldn’t they? And surely only large ones would ever think about intimidating smaller ones. Wrong on all counts. Here’s what can happen if you invite the wrong guests to the party. Continue reading “Aviary Pitfalls #3 – Mismatched Species”
My aviary started out as a lush and verdant tribute to our planet’s rain forests. Now it more closely resembles a tinder dry desert. The plant life had to go. Here’s why. Continue reading “Aviary Pitfalls #2 – Plants and Flora”
We let a couple of our larger birds fly freely around the house for over a year. Slightly chewed curtains were acceptable collateral damage but when our beloved African Grey flew out of the front door never to be seen again and towards an uncertain fate, our innate fear of clipping the remaining bird’s wings had to be overcome. Continue reading “Our First Wing Clipping Experience”