Tag: caring for 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Gouldian Finch

Gouldian Finch Scientific Name: Erythrura gouldiae Origin: Australia Average Lifespan: 3 to 4 year Size: 5 to 5 ½ inches Color: bright red, yellow, green and black Sounds: Singer Interaction: Somewhat social Physical Characteristics of Gouldian Finch The Gouldian Finch, also commonly called Lady Gouldian Finch and The …

Factors to Consider on What Bird Species to Get as Pet

With thousands of bird species all over the world, choosing a new pet bird is easier said than done. Fortunately, there are ways and tricks on how to choose the right bird species that suits your expectations and requirements. It does not matter whether you’re already an experienced …

Perfect Diet and Nutrition for Birds

One of the leading causes of illnesses and health issues for birds is malnutrition. In fact, most of these health cases result to untimely death. If you want to maximize the lifespan of your pet, it is a must to give the perfect diet and nutrition for birds …

Most Common Symptoms of Pet Bird Diseases

Birds are one of the most beautiful animals on earth. Their unique and breathtaking color patterns are just one of the many reasons why they are commonly kept as house pets.  What makes them even more popular is the fact that some species can actually mimic human sounds …

Goffin’s Cockatoo

Goffin’s Cockatoo Scientific Name:  Cacatua ­­Goffiniana Origin:  Indonesia (Tanimbar Islands) Average Lifespan:  40 years Size:  9 to 12 inches Color:  White Sounds: Loud Screeches Interaction:  Highly Social Physical Characteristics of Goffin’s Cockatoo The Goffin’s Cockatoo is mainly white with salmon-colored feathers around its beak and eyes.  Also, its …