Bird Pets

Level: 1


  1. Keep one or a pair of birds for at least six months.
  2. Show you have completed one of the following:
    1. If you have a cage bird, keep a record of its care for at least one month. Include food habits, water needs, cage cleaning, etc.
    2. If you do not have a cage bird now but completed requirement #1 in the past, take care of some one else’s bird for at least one week while they are on vacation, etc., and maintain a record of the required care.
  3. Canaries
    1. Give the names of four varieties of canaries.
    2. Give a brief history of the origin and development of canaries.
    3. Name and distinguish five seeds used in canary feeding.
    4. Describe briefly the general care of canaries.
  4. Parakeets, or love birds
    1. To what country are parakeets, or love birds native?
    2. Describe briefly their habits of feeding, nesting, and general behavior.
  5. Pigeons
    1. Name and identify six varieties of pigeons.
    2. Describe their kind of food and general management.
  6. What are the laws in your state or country regarding the capture, breeding, role and/or export of cage birds? Be sure you are abiding by them while fulfilling the requirements of this Honor.

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