Hahn’s Macaw

Hahn’s Macaw Scientific Name: Ara Nobili’s nobilis Origin: Venezuela Average Lifespan: 30 years Size: 12 inches from head to tail Color:  Green Sounds: can speak and scream Interaction: highly interactive Physical Characteristics of Hahn’s Macaw Hahn’s Macaw is considered to be the smallest member of the Macaw family. …

Bird Health: Importance of Fresh and Clean Air

Bird Health: Importance of Fresh and Clean Air Similar to humans, animals need a constant supply of fresh and clean air to maintain proper health and maximize lifespan. This need is very vital especially for birds, which are known to have a unique and sensitive respiratory system. If …

Green Winged Macaw

Green-Winged Macaw Scientific Name:  Ara chloroptera Origin: Panama Average Lifespan: can live up to 80 years Size: 35 inches in length, 3.5 pounds in weight Color: mostly red and green Sounds: screams Interaction: highly interactive   Physical Characteristics of Green-Winged Macaw Considered as one of the largest birds …

Green-Naped Lorikeet

Green-Naped Lorikeet Scientific Name: Trichoglossus haematodus Origin: Australia Average Lifespan: 25 to 30 years Size: 26 cm (10 in) long, 127 to 133 gm (4.5-5 oz) weight Color: rainbow Sounds: screeching sounds Interaction: very social   Physical Characteristics of Green-Naped Lorikeet The Green-Naped Lorikeet is popular due to …

A Closer Look at Parrot Diseases

A Closer Look at Parrot Diseases A parrot is an ideal choice if you’re looking for a companion pet that provides loyalty and friendship that can last for several years. However, owning and taking care of this magnificent bird is not a simple task. Aside from investing time …

Green-Cheeked Amazon

Green-Cheeked Amazon Scientific Name: Amazonas viridigenalis Origin: Northeastern Mexico Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years Size: 30-33cm (11.7-12.8 inches) Color:  Mainly green Sounds: screeching, loud noises, can mimic human sounds and voices Interaction: Highly social   Physical Characteristics of Green-Cheeked Amazon Also called red-crowned parrot, the Green-Cheeked Amazon …

Green Aracari

Green Aracari Scientific Name: Pteroglossus viridis Origin: South America Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years Size: 25 g (4.4 oz.), 34 cm (13.5 in.) from bill tip to tail tip Color:  black or bright chestnut Sounds: screeching Interaction: highly social   Physical Characteristics of Green Aracari The Green …

Understanding Body Language of Birds

Understanding Body Language of Birds In terms of behavior, birds can be like humans. There are times your pet bird will be moody and unwilling to interact, but become very playful and interactive the next minute. Some may be shy, while others are very aggressive. Most of the …

Decoding Your Pet Bird’s Behavior

Decoding Your Pet Bird’s Behavior Similar to color patterns, birds have numerous behaviors that they use in their daily living and survival. Some behaviors are instinctive, while others are learned in captivity. In the wild, birds utilize their natural instinctive behavior when interacting with other birds. Some natural …

Vasa Parrot

Vasa Parrot Scientific Name: Coracopsis Origin: Madagascar and nearby islands Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years Size: 50cm (19.5 in) in length Color: smoky gray, brown Sounds: squawks, various sounds Interaction: highly interactive Physical Charatectritics of Vasa Parrot The Vasa parrot shares almost the same body size of …

Greater Indian Hill Mynah

Greater Indian Hill Mynah Scientific Name: Gracula religiosa intermedia Origin: South Asia Average Lifespan: 10 to 20 years Size: can reach 10 to 12 inches in length from beak to end of tail Color: predominantly glossy black with green and purple Sounds: best talking bird, can mimic numerous …

Natural Treatment for Bird Parasites

Natural Treatment for Bird Parasites Insect and parasite infestation is a very common condition in the avian world. When left untreated, this issue can lead to other health problems. Fortunately, this problem is easily treated with proper medication which is usually given by a vet. In addition, there …

Great Billed Parrot

Great Billed Parrot Scientific Name: Tanygnathus megalorynchos Origin: Solomon Island Average Lifespan: 10 t 20 years Size: 38 cm in length Color:  green and red Sounds: talkative Interaction: very social Physical Characteristics of Great Billed Parrot Also known as Moluccan parrot or island parrot, the Great Billed Parrot …

Grand Eclectus

Grand Eclectus Scientific Name: Eclectus roratus Origin: Solomon Island Average Lifespan: 30 to 40 years Size: 35 cm (14 in) in length Color:  green and red Sounds: generally quiet Interaction: social Physical Characteristics of Grand Eclectus Grand Eclectus, also called Dusky Eclectus, is one of the smallest species …

Tips on How to Own a Quiet Bird

Tips on How to Own a Quiet Bird In the wild, birds use various sounds to communicate with each other. For them, this is as natural as breathing. Some bird species can even mimic human sounds and words when properly trained. For most people looking for bird pets, …