Finding the Cage for Parrots

One of the important things that you need to consider if you plan to keep a parrot for a pet is finding the cage for parrots. To keep a bird healthy and well, you need to provide the right cage for it to stay in.

Cage for Parrots

Parrots as pets

People began keeping species of parrots for a long time now. Sources indicate that the first parrot to be caught dates from 400 B.C. Today more bird lovers have taken them to their own homes to be their companion for as long as it is possible.

Parrots are classified under Aves, order Psittaciformes, and the family Psittacidae. They are actually sometimes called Psittacines. There are about 350 species of parrots that exist today. Considering that cross-breeding is now done, just imagine how many variations/mutations among the species there are!

Parrots are called as such for their curved beaks. That also gives them the general name, “hookbills.” They have what zoologists call as zygodactyl feet. This means that each of the bird’s foot has four toes with two facing forward, and the other two are facing backward. These give them have a strong grip with their feet.

There are parrots that have feathers with more than one color, such as the lories. The male and female from this species may also look completely different, like the Eclectus.

Having a parrot for a pet brings in a different kind of excitement into the lives of their owners. They are more than just companions. For those who have come to love these interesting bird species, they understand that they need proper care to remain well and healthy under their care. It is a journey of discovery that will be worth their time and effort, nonetheless.

Finding the Best Cage for Parrots

Having a pet means that you are responsible enough to find the appropriate shelter for them and to provide them the proper care that they need. It does not matter whether you have canaries, cockatiels, finches, parakeets or parrots. To make sure that you keep your bird safe and healthy is to find the best cage for parrots.

There are many variations of these cages that are available in the market today. They come in different sizes, shapes, designs, and material used.

But as we all know it, not every available cage in your local market, even online, will be the right choice for your parrot. There are certain elements that need to be considered when choosing the best cage for a pet parrot. (more…)

Top Qualities of a Good Waterproof Fishing Boots

Waterproof Fishing Boots

It is easy for us to think that any rubber boot is suitable for fishing but that is not the case. There are specific products that work best because of various attributes and fishing boots is one of them. Any fishing enthusiast knows that a fishing boots or what is often referred to as wading boots is different from rubber boots because they are suitable to be submerge in water. The best waterproof fishing boots should have some or all of the following qualities:

  1. Waterproof

Aside from the true nature of angling, your fishing boots should be waterproof for a number of reasons. A soggy socks and feet is not an ideal fishing excursion and having a pair of waterproof boots can prevent liquid from leaking in while on deck or shore. Fishing includes treading in deep water and if you wear a non-waterproof boots for that, your feet will not be a happy camper.

  1. Lightweight

When you go fishing, you will be required to trudge around the woods or stand on a cold surface for long periods. And if you are going to do it with heavy boots on your feet, then it will surely not be fun. Your weighty boots will make your feet and tired legs and that can lead to ending your trip sooner that you intend to. Great waterproof fishing boots should feel fairly lightweight to prevent body stress.

  1. Resistant

Keeping your feet dry all day while on a fishing trip is important but keeping your boots from contaminants like oil and other substances is equally important too. If you want to use your boots for a long time, it is also important that you take care of its structure too. The key to knowing if you have a resistant boots is to check the materials used in the boots. A fishing boots that is resistant to water contaminants on the outside and moisture on the inside is a good deal.

  1. Perfect Fit

Footwear that is too tight or too big on the feet is not an ideal one. It can do more harm than good. Save yourself from stress while you’re on the water and find a pair of waterproof fishing boots that fits like a snug on your feet so you can enjoy your fishing adventure.

  1. Heavy Duty

Fishing involves many other activities so you would need a fishing boots that is made out of durable material that will last for many years. The last thing you would need on your fishing trip is a leak or tear in your boots so checking the materials used is a very important task that you shouldn’t miss.

  1. Flexible

If you are going to spend a fortune for a pair of fishing boots, then you might as well check if you can use it for a variety of purposes such as hunting, agriculture and animal husbandry all from protecting your feet from the hazards of hard work.

Maintenance Practice For Saltwater Fish Tanks

Saltwater fish tanks are amazing ways of rearing fish and other saltwater friendly aquatic animals. They require a good maintenance habit to keep the fish healthy.

Saltwater fish tanks need to be big in order to ensure the fish living in it are healthy and free from disease. The tank will need to be big for the fishes to be comfortable and grow well. A bigger tank will require a large amount of water, depending on the quantity of fish you are going to keep.

Saltwater fish are best kept in a see-through tank or glass, because of their colorful nature. They are beautifiers and lovely. They mostly consist of bright colors which are very attractive. They can be used in the house, parks and recreational centers for attractions.

Saltwater Fish Tanks

 How to Care for Your Saltwater Fish Tank

Saltwater fish tanks require some facilities to work effectively. Some of the facilities you will need are tanks, live rocks, light bulb, protein skimmer, salt mix, hydrometer, thermometer, heater, maintenance tools, water pump, and a test kit to determine the PH, alkalinity and other properties that will make the water conducive for the fish to live in.

To maintain a saltwater fish tank, you will need to make sure that you balance the salt level of your saltwater tank. You must always add water and salt to your tank whenever the water evaporates and will also have to check the nitrate cycle to make sure it’s conducive for the fish to live in.

Saltwater fish tanks can be stressful because you might have to practice daily, weekly or monthly maintenance habits, which might include turning off and on of the light at an appropriate time and also inspecting the fishes for dead ones or those affected by disease.

Always check the flitters, protein skimmers and other components of the tank to make sure they are working properly.

You will need to get rid of excess algae and develop a weekly habit of cleaning the tank or glass. You will also need to carry out a weekly water test to ensure that no properties of good saltwater are lost.

Always try to clean the water filters in a time range of two weeks and change about 20% of the water within the two weeks time frame. This helps ensure that your fish stay healthy. (more…)

Fish West Point Lake with Paul Parsons Guide Service


Largemouth and Spotted Bass – Striped Bass – Hybrid Bass – Crappie – Flathead Catfish

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West Point Lake in Georgia offers fantastic fishing year round for Largemouth and Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass,
Crappie and Catfish. Paul Parsons has been a full-time guide on West Point Lake for the past eighteen years. Paul Parsons
guides live bait fishing trips for Striper, Hybrid and big Bass. Paul guides artificial lure trips for Largemouth and Spotted Bass.
Paul also guides fishing trips for Crappie and Catfish. West Point Lake offers the best Crappie fishing to be found anywhere.
The lake has great populations of Flathead, Blue and Channel Catfish. Paul is now offering guide trips for trophy Flatheads!

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West Point Lake is located approximately one hour south of Atlanta, Georgia just off of Interstate 85 and close to Lagrange,
Georgia. West Point Lake is 25,900 acres and the lake has 525 miles of shoreline. Paul guides fishing trips out of a custom
Shearwater center console boat, powered by a Mercury 250XS and equipped with a T-Top, the latest Lowrance electronics
and high quality fishing tackle. All fishing trips are run from Highland Marina Resort on the Georgia side of West Point Lake.
Paul guides fishing trips on West Point Lake year round. Make your reservation now for a fishing trip you won’t soon forget!

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Paul Parsons Guide Service specializes in corporate outings for any size group but our West Point Lake guide trips are also
suitable for the entire family. No fishing experience is required, so bring the kids. You will need a Georgia fishing license and
will also need to supply your own food and drinks. Dress for the weather. All fishing trips run rain or shine. If you would like to
keep some fish to eat, you will need to bring a cooler to carry your catch home in. We do not clean fish. We release all small
Striped Bass and Largemouth Bass. You may keep some Hybrid Bass, White Bass, Spotted Bass, Crappie or Catfish to eat.

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Fishing Guides on West Point Lake in Georgia

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(Striper, Hybrid, Bass and Catfish)
6 Hour Trip $300.00  4 Hour Trip $250.00
Rates are for One or Two Anglers
Additional Anglers $100.00 (6 hr) $75.00 (4 hr)
6 Hour Trip $250.00  4 Hour Trip $200.00
Rates are for One or Two Anglers
Additional Anglers $75.00 (6 hr) $50.00 (4 hr)