Tag: pet birds

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 …

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-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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Golden-mantled Rosella

Golden-mantled Rosella Scientific Name: Platycercus eximius Origin: Southern Australia and Tasmania Average Lifespan: 20 years or more Size: 11 to 12 inches Color:  Green, red, and yellow Sounds: loud, whistler Interaction: Social Physical Characteristics of Golden-mantled Rosella Often named the white-cheeked rosella or Eastern rosella, the Golden-mantled Rosella …

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 …

Fischer’s Lovebird

Fischer’s Lovebird Scientific Name: Agapornis fischeri Origin: South Africa Average Lifespan: 15 to 30 years Size: 5 ½ inches Color: Mainly green Sounds: High Pitched Noises Interaction: Very social Physical Characteristics of Fischer’s lovebird Fischer’s lovebird displays a small body that measures 14 centimeters in length and weighs …

Importance of Water and Bird Bath

Similar to humans, birds will not live without water. In fact, just a few hours without it will already put birds in various health risks. Body organs will not be able to function when not properly hydrated with water. Moreover, birds need to drink clean water every now …

Dusky Pionus

Dusky Pionus Scientific Name: Pionus fuscus Origin:  Southern America Average Lifespan: 25 years Size:  10 – 11 inches Color: Dark blue Sounds: Mimic human sounds Interaction:  Highly socialPhoto: Physical Description of Dusky Pionus Dusky Pionus is a medium sized bird that usually reaches 11 inches in length. It …

Dusky Conure

Dusky Conure Scientific Name: Aratinga weddellii Origin: Bolivia Average Lifespan:  10 years Size: 11 inches Color: Mainly Green Sounds: High pitched sounds Interaction:  Highly social Physical Description of Dusky Conure The Dusky Conure is a small sized bird that displays a mostly green body with yellow green underparts. …