Basic Bird Care for Beginners

Thinking of welcoming a feathered friend into your home but not sure where to start? Look no further! When it comes to basic bird care, we avian admirers at Springbrook Animal Care Center are here to help. 

Knowing if Birds are Your Bag

Before you commit to caring for any pet for its lifetime, it is important to know what you are getting into. Birds are beautiful and can be fabulous companions, but they are living creatures that require considerable effort to thrive.

If you are considering a bird as your pet of choice, keep in mind that:


Frito Feet: Why Does My Dog’s Feet Smell Like Corn Chips? 

Let’s be honest, do any dog’s feet really smell like potpourri and sunshine?

We would say no.

But, if your pet’s feet smell like a favorite snack food, you may wonder if you’re imagining things. The answer again, however, is no. Pet paws can and do smell like Fritos and there are a few reasons behind the smell.

The Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center are here to relay some information on why your dog’s feet smell like corn chips. And thankfully, it’s not as bad as you might think.