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14 July, 2017

  Summer is here! It’s time to relax and to go on holidays, even for our lovebirds. They now need to rest from the exhausting breeding season. This season might be the most important for them as they will be taking a well deserved break. That is why we have to make summer as comfortable […]

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Birds molecular sexing, how is it done?

26 May, 2017

The molecular sexing of birds is a simple process.  We take a biological sample, is analysed in the laboratory and the sex of the bird is determined. This description, although it is right, is similar to be contented with reading the summary of a book instead of the original text. If we open that book, […]

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11 May, 2017

  The increasing interest of keeping birds as pets is linked to the expansion of hand breeding. Hand reared birds are tamer and, what is more important, more used to human contact. Nowadays, breeding birds is a very common activity which is gaining more and more popularity. In Spain, the most common species for hand […]

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All you need to know about PBFD

16 March, 2017

  Avian circovirus (commonly known as PBFD, Psittacine beak and feather disease) is a disease that affects the family Psittacidae (parrots, macaws, budgerigars, etc.) from Europe, Asia and America. This viral disease attacks the cells in charge of the growth of the follicles located in feathers, beak and claws. This mainly causes continuing malformation and […]

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Winners of the New Year’s Contest

20 January, 2017

  Thank you so much for participating in our New Year’s Contest. It has been a great success! More than 160 joined in the contest and more than 300 people shared it with their friends and family. We are more than happy that you enjoyed the contest, that is why we will be holding a […]

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New Year’s Contest

16 December, 2016

    It’s time to introduce you our new year’s contest! We bring you 3 batches of prizes that you’re going to love. What do you need to do to win these products? Easy! – “Like” our facebook page – Leave a comment on the facebook post telling us why you want to join the […]

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Feeding Lovebirds

24 November, 2016

MY TIPS ABOUT FEEDING LOVEBIRDS BY Miguel from AGAPORNIS ARIAS A GOOD DIET FOR BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE We need to take into consideration that a good diet will help our lovebirds to life longer and with a better quality of life. Lovebirds need a balanced diet to be healthy and strong during a long […]

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Lovebirds genetics (part II)

21 October, 2016

Recessive Mutations. We already explained that this type of mutation needs to be found in both chromosomes for it to be visible. Now is when the word “carrier” comes into play. If we understand everything we have explained up to this point, we should not have any problem to understand that a specimen with a […]

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Lovebirds genetics (part I)

20 September, 2016

  To begin, we should clarify that all the mutations are found in the pairs of chromosomes (represented in this image) and are transmitted through three types of inheritance that will be studied in this article. AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT: Dark factors, Violet and Pied. As these three mutations are dominant, they will only need to be […]

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Infertility in exotic birds

15 July, 2016

Infertility is one of the biggest problems that breeders of exotic birds face. Few things are more frustrating than seeing a pair of birds that are not able to fertilized eggs after trying so hard. For this reason and because it affects many types of parrots, like macaws or cockatoos, we will analyse this issue […]

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