Parrots as Pets

Parrots as Pets

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How it can be a lot of fun to own whether they are kept as hobby animals pets the smaller parrots tend to be kept as hobby animals as they are less talkative and require less interaction the larger parrots are much more social will require a lot more of your time it additionally there are also generally far better talkers what type of current issues as a pet really depend on what you’re looking for.

As a general rule you’ll be better off with a hand reared male parrot they tend to be more friendly will interact better and they are less prone to suffering from breathing related illnesses. Of course a female parrot is then make an excellent pet is well that they are more prone to health issues.

Whilst it is easy to distinguish males from females in many breeds of parrots there are some breeds in which gender testing through physical characteristics is almost impossible in such circumstances it is always best to get a DNA sexing test prior to purchasing your new parrot.

It is most important to choose a parrot that is going to suit you and your home – considerations of space are important. Will your new to require a small cage or a large Avery? Will your interest in your new at stand the test of time – parrots are very long living pets – even the shortest lived parrots outlive most cats and dogs with some leading up to 100 years.Below we have a list of Australian and exotic breeds of parrots – although parrots recommended he would make excellent pets that are all very different so please take the time to read through the different types before choosing the one that is right for you.

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Amazon Parrots


The Amazon Parrot is a vividly coloured-bird of the genus Amazona, which is indigenous to Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Its existence was scientifically reported for the first time in 1830 and has since become one of the most common ty

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Blue-Headed Pionus


This bird has been domesticated and is very popular as a pet. Aside from its beautiful appearance, the Blue-headed Pionus has a gentle and quiet temperament. They do make noise, but do not typically have more than a few words in their vocabulary. When thi

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Cockatiels make great pets for people who love birds. These birds are intelligent and affectionate, and generally good-tempered. They grow up to about 45cm, which is bigger than a Budgie, but smaller than some of the larger birds such as Cockatoos. The C




Conures -a colourful feathered friend ‘Conure’ is the name used to describe a vast array of parrots that hail from the Americas and the Caribbean Islands.


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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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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