Tag: bird care

Buying A Bird: 3 Essential Things To Consider

Beautiful birds are a prized possession for anyone. Your neighbor has just brought an attractive and colorful bird and you cannot hold yourself, but have been secretly looking at the pet for days now. Are the unique noises the bewitching bird makes catching your attention too often? You …

Illiger’s Macaw

Illiger’s Macaw Scientific Name: Primolius maracana Origin: Central and Eastern South America Average Lifespan: 50 to 60 years Size: 17 inches from head to the tip of tail Color: Mainly green Sound: Medium noises Interaction: Highly sociable Physical Characteristics of Illiger’s Macaw Also known as Blue Winged Macaw, …

Hawk Headed Parrot

Hawk Headed Parrot Scientific Name:  Deroptyus accipitrinus Origin: Amazon rainforest Average Lifespan: 20 to 40 years Size: 12-15 in., 250-350 grams Color: mostly green Sound: can mimic human sounds and words Interaction: sociable     Physical characteristics of Hawk Headed Parrot Also called Red Fan parrot, Hawk Headed …

Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw Scientific Name: Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus Origin: Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia Average Lifespan: 10 to 30 years Size: About 40 inches (100 cm) in length Color: Cobalt blue Sounds: Extremely loud screeching, speak human words Interaction: Highly social Physical Characteristics of Hyacinth Macaw The Hyacinth Macaw is the most …

Harmful Food Items for Birds

Harmful Food Items for Birds Being a bird owner is a wonderful experience that entails big responsibilities, one of which is being able to raise and take care of your feathered pet properly. One of the most important aspects of proper care is giving a diet that will …

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 …