Tag: birds

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Derbyan Parakeet

Derbyan Parakeet  Scientific Name:  Psittacula Derbiana Origin: India and China Average Lifespan:  20 – 30 years Size:     19.5 inches Color:   Green Sounds:   Loud, chatterer Interaction:   Highly Social Physical Characteristics of Derbyan Parakeet The Derbyan Parakeet is one of the exquisite looking parakeets that is sought after by bird …

Blue-naped Parrot

Blue-naped Parrot Scientific Name: Tanygnathus lucionensis Origin: Philippines Average Lifespan: 40 years or more Size: 12 inches Color: Primarily Green Sounds: Loud harsh sounds Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Blue-naped Parrot The Blue-naped parrot is a medium sized parrot of about 12 inches and is also called Philippine …

Basic Bird Tricks to Teach Your Pet Bird

Teaching your pet basic bird tricks and commands will not only make it smarter, but will also build trust and develop closer relationship between owner and pet. Furthermore, being successful with training will surely bring joy and satisfaction to the owner. For birds, training demands a lot of …

Blue-Eyed Cockatoo

Blue-Eyed Cockatoo Scientific Name: Cacatua ophthalmica Origin: New Britain Average Lifespan: 40 to 60 years Size: 18 to 20 inches Color: Mainly white Sounds: Mimics various sounds Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Blue-eyed Cockatoo Blue-eyed Cockatoo’s body is mostly white with some yellow beneath its tail and wing …

Finding the Right Pet Bird

Birds are some the most adorable animals in the world. Appreciating them in the wild is so much fun, but adopting one for your home as a family pet bird can be a very rewarding experience especially if you pick the right pet bird. Although birds are not …

Black-Headed Caique

Black-Headed Caique Scientific Name: Pionites melanocephalus Origin:  Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Peru, and Venezuela Average Lifespan: Up to 30 years Size: 9 inches Color: White, green, yellow, and black Sounds: Vocal communicator Interaction: Highly social Physical Characteristics of Black-Headed Caique The Black-headed caique is …