Amazon parrots have short, blunt tail feathers, as opposed to long pointy tail feathers like those of conures, macaws and cockatiels, and other parrots. An estimated 27 species of Amazon parrots exist; however only about 10 to 12 Amazon species are kept as pets.
Budgie (Parakeet) Melopsittacus undulatus . The budgie, or budgerigar, is most commonly referred to as the more generic term “parakeet” in the United States. The wild budgie is similar to the birds we see today in pet shops, though smaller (between 6 and 7 inches long), and only found in the nominate color, green.
Cuddly, outgoing and comical are just three reasons why the cockatiel is the No. 1 pet bird in America. Cockatiels are also talented whistlers, and male cockatiels in particular are known for their whistle serenades, which can be directed at their favored person, their favorite object or their mirror reflection.
The domestic canary, often simply known as the canary (Serinus canaria forma domestica), is a domesticated form of the wild canary, a small songbird in the finch family originating from the Macaronesian Islands (The Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands).
A pet macaw will need a consistent supply of appropriate toys and other safe items to destroy. The cost of a stable supply of toys should be factored in to the monthly pet budget. Macaws are intelligent birds that also thrive on activities designed to challenge them, such as foraging activities. Foraging involves searching for food or time spent enjoying food.
Mismatched birds and owners land many parrots in bird rescues around the world. To help you not add to the already out-of-hand bird rescue problem, after you've determined that a bird is the right pet for you and your family, this quiz is a simple way to find out what is the right pet bird for you.
Some Pionus owners have also noted that their birds emit a sweet, musky odor. The Pionus is a change from the “everyday” parrot, quite the novelty. A Pionus parrot can live 25 to 40 years if properly cared for, so it’s not a relationship best entered into on a whim.
Poicepahulus parrots are “big boned” birds, stockier than many other parrot species. They have blunt broad tail feathers and large heads. These birds have a reputation for being among the quieter parrot species, and a well-socialized Poicephalus parrot can make an excellent pet companion.