The Scarlet Macaw is a large and colorful parrot known for its distinctive good looks. They are very social and intelligent birds that are affectionate and form strong bonds with their human caretaker. This bond can cause them to become loud if they are not getting the attention they feel they deserve. [Read more…] about Caring for Scarlet Macaws: Health, Lifespan, Training & Prices
Types of Pet Birds
Many people are not aware that birds can cause allergies in humans. Just as with cats and dogs, a parrot introduces a new biological material into your environment that may have unexpected consequences. It is because of these allergies that many people give up their pet parrots.
There are some birds that are not as prone to causing allergic reactions in humans. Theses are called hypoallergenic birds and you can find the list of these later in the article here. [Read more…] about Hypoallergenic Birds: Low Dander Pet Birds for People with Allergies
Lorikeets are very colorful, medium-sized parrots that are distinguished from other parrot species by their choice of nectar and pollen as primary food sources. A brush-like tongue allows them to sweep the nectar and pollen into their mouths. Their bright colors, energetic behavior, and clownish personalities make them a pleasure to be around. They can be very messy birds and have some special care requirements when kept as pets. [Read more…] about Lories & Lorikeet Care: Health, Training, Personality & Costs
The African Grey is one of the most popular of the larger parrots in the pet trade. It is renowned for its ability to speak and it’s intelligence levels which are often compared to that of a 5-year-old child. Unfortunately, this has led to excessive trapping of the birds and the collapse of their natural populations. According to the World Wildlife Fund, international trade of this endangered bird has been totally banned, though hand raised African Greys from breeders are still available. [Read more…] about Caring Guide for African Greys: Prices, Lifespan, Diet & Training
Caiques (pronounced kai-eke) are medium-sized parrots that are becoming popular with pet parrot owners due to their clownish personalities. They are high-energy birds that are amusing to observe and can form strong bonds with their human companions. Caiques generate a moderate level of noise and can be aggressive toward other birds. Some of their personality traits make them more suitable for an experienced bird owner rather than someone new to pet birds. [Read more…] about Guide to Caiques: Personality, Costs, Foods & Health
The Eclectus Parrot is a moderately-sized, colorful, and very active parrot. They have some dietary and emotional needs that can be challenging for the new pet bird owner but can make a wonderful pet for an experienced bird owner. These parrots are not particularly cuddly but do enjoy spending time perched near or on their owners. [Read more…] about Caring for an Eclectus Parrot? Discover Diet, Costs & Caring Tips