1. Sora6886

    Mites on aviary floor. How to prevent it in the future?

    Ok so I suddenly have a bunch on mites on/in the floor of one of my Aviaries. None on the pair of birds in that aviary yet and I have also used avian insect liquidator to prevent it from happening. I don't clean the floors super regularly but it's still done regularly enough. Now in the...
  2. LaManuka


    Like many of you I’m sure, ants drive me ABSOLUTELY BONKERS!!! I live in Brisbane and this town is notorious for ant issues. Before I had the current stainless steel cages I was able to keep them out by plastering petroleum jelly around the cage legs which worked perfectly. Something seems to...
  3. E

    Live food, insects, catching bugs

    Strange question but....a bit of a background story with question at the end, feel free to skip to the question ...when Kiwi was just a baby and before we realized we would need to keep him as he was already bonded to us and totally dependent on humans...there a short time where we stayed with...
  4. F

    Why We Need Insects: Some Amazing Facts & Figures

    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over20 years with the Bronx Zoo. Some might answer “as food for our reptiles, amphibians and arachnids”, while others would...
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    Collecting insects as bird food

    I've always collected insects to feed to finches and other birds (zoo animals & pets); Please see article;what are your thoughts?