Birds as Pets

Birds as Pets

Mankind has a long history of domesticating birds as pets. Many thousands of years ago, the Chinese were domesticating colourful varieties to have as pets, this discovered in the artworks from the times of the ancient Chinese. Possibly even earlier than this, birds such as falcons and cormorants were domesticated not as pets, but as hunters.

Today in the western world, the bird is the choice of pet for many households and it’s not hard to see why – there is just so much variety.

Companions OR Hobby Animals.
Some breeds are exceptionally friendly and love company. They will sit and “talk” happily with their owner, perch on their shoulder etc,(Editor – I know a lady with a Macaw who sings it to sleep at night, apparently it likes nursery rhymes such as a child)

Eclectus Parrots as Pets


The Eclectus parrot is a medium-size parrot standing around 35 cm high. Throughout the world they are seen as one of the most favourite parrots to have a pet and with good reason they are extremely inquisitive and friendly they are excellent talkers they

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European GoldFinch


The European Goldfinch, often called the Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) came to Australia in the mid-19th century and is one of the only true finches that reside there. While mostly still found in the wild, they are colorful birds with a spirited song an

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Grey Cheeked Parakeet


If you love birds, you'll discover there's much to admire in this little fellow. The Grey-cheeked Parakeet is a species of parrot in the Psittacidae family. Its official title is Brotogeris pyrrhoptera, and it's sometimes also referred to as a Grey Cheek,

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Hahn Macaw


Common Names: Hahn's Macaw, Hahn's Mini-Macaw. Scientific Name: Ara nobilis nobilis. Origin: Northern parts of South America. Size: About 30cm in length from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers, they are the smallest of all the Macaws. Average Lifesp

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Lovebird Parrot


The lovebird parrot is a small colourful parrot native to Africa that has become a popular aviary bird. There are nine species of lovebird and different crossbreeds have been bred in captivity. Perhaps the most popular couple of birds is the peach faced L

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Meyers Parrot


The Meyer's parrot come from the same family of birds as the more well-known Senegal parrot. In the US with their more liberal bird importation laws they are one of the most popularly found aviary birds

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Moluccan Cockatoo


The Moluccan Cockatoo, Cacatua moluccensis also known as Salmon-crested Cockatoo is a cockatoo endemic to south Moluccas in eastern Indonesia. At 50 cm, it is the largest of the white cockatoos. The female is larger than the males on average. It has whit

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Orange Wing Amazon


The Orange-winged Parrot, Amazona amazonica, is a large Amazon parrot. It is a resident breeding bird in tropical South America, from Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago south to Peru and central Brazil.Its habitat is forest and semi-open country. Although com

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Quaker (Monk) Parakeet


Quaker Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus), known as the Quaker, are intelligent and playful birds that enjoy talking loudly with their owners and other parrots. These quick learners love to repeat words much to the delight (and sometimes dismay) of thei

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Red Lored Amazon


The Red Lored Amazon is a woodland parrot, they are a very social bird living in flocks of several hundred individuals. As you'd expect in such a crowd, you need to be loud to be heard these guys are very vocal intelligent birds and great talkers.

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Scarlet Macaw


The Scarlet Macaw is one of the larger species of Macaw native to South and Central America. Prior to the ban on importation of foreign parrot species into Australia small numbers had been brought into Australia for breeding so they are available here how

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Severe Macaw


The severe macaw is the ideal bird to someone looking for a dramatic pet bird who lacks the space to keep one of the larger macaws. Severe macaw is many in size with a full-size macaw personality. They affectionate clowns and assuming they are hand raised

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