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I am often asked by those interested in bird ownership about the types of birds that are the most popular as pets -- and almost just as often, I am asked about more uncommon or lesser-known species that might offer a more exotic look for those who prefer "odd" or unique pet birds. While owning any type of pet bird is far less common than having, say, a cat or dog, there are a few species out there who are less even recognizable in the public eye. To discover some of these hidden gems, check out this article on Lesser Known Birds that Make Great Pets. Packed with photos and information on some of the coolest pet bird species around, it will give you a look at a few birds who you may not have heard of before!

Photo: Amy Shears, 27 July 2005. Public Domain.


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