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What type of bird is best for your family? Can you handle a large, robust macaw, or is a canary or parakeet more your size? Look here for information and species profiles on the most popular pet birds. You are sure to find information that will help you make the best decision about which types of birds will be compatible with your lifestyle.
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Are Parakeets Parrots?
What is the difference between a Parakeet and a Parrot? Are they related in any way? Find out all this and more by reading this quick and informative FAQ!

Birds That Make Great Pets for Kids
An outline of the top 3 bird species that make the best pets for children.

Choosing a Pet Bird: How to Pick the Right Feathered Friend for You!
Are you thinking of adopting a pet bird? While all bird owners want an attractive pet, you should be careful not to allow yourself to be blinded by a bird's beautiful colors. Different birds exhibit different behaviors and require different kinds of care. Before you buy, look here for tips on choosing a bird that will be compatible with your lifestyle and family.

Is it Wrong to Breed Hybrid Parrots?
The breeding of hybrid parrots is a controversial issue -- what is your take on it? Share your opinion on breeding hybrid parrots here with other bird lovers just like you. Whether you are for or against hybridization, voice your concerns and discuss with fellow parrot owners who have their own opinions to share.

Popular Amazon Parrot Species
Think you've got what it takes to keep a pet Amazon Parrot? If you think you can hang with these powerful parrots, then take a look at this great list of popular pet Amazon species. From large Amazons to smaller Amazons and everything in between, the species profiles and information here will help you think through the commitment involved in owning one of these birds, and ultimately help you deci…

Popular Pet Cockatoo Species
Considering a pet Cockatoo? If you are interested in these lovable clowns, then take a look at this information on the most popular pet Cockatoo species. From large white Cockatoos to the smaller types like the Goffin's, these species profiles will help you learn more about what it's like to care for them as pets, and will ultimately help you decide if a Cockatoo is the right bird for you!

Popular Pet Macaw Species
Think you've got what it takes to keep a pet Macaw? If you think you can hang with these powerful parrots, then take a look at this great list of popular pet Macaw species. From large Macaws to Mini Macaws and everything in between, the species profiles and information here will help you think through the commitment involved in owning one of these parrots, and ultimately help you decide if a Maca…

Popular Talking Bird Species
If you are interested in learning more about some of the most popular talking pet bird species, then look no further than the profiles listed below. Each of these species is known for outstanding talking ability and intelligence, and they each make fabulous pets to boot. Explore the links below to discover some of the world's most gifted avian speakers.

Quiet Pet Bird Species
Many people love to watch and interact with birds, but not all of them enjoy the array of noises that some species can produce! If you are thinking of adopting a bird, but would prefer that he or she share your love of peace and quiet, then consider some of the less vocal species listed below. While no pet bird is going to be completely silent, these species generally prefer to keep their voices …

Top 5 Popular Bird Species
This is a list of the Top 5 Companion Bird Species available. Brief descriptions of these popular birds are sure to help potential owners decide which type of pet bird they should buy.

What are the Differences Between Parakeets and Budgies?
Are Parakeets and Budgies the same species? What are the differences between the two? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this brief FAQ on the difference between Parakeets and Budgies!

What is the Difference Between a Softbill and a Hookbill?
A discussion on the meaning of the word "hookbill" when used in reference to certain bird species.

Pet Bird Species Index
This page contains pictures and profiles of many different species of birds that are available in the pet trade. A wealth of information that is sure to help you learn about whichever type of bird you are interested in!

Most Colorful Parrot Species
Looking for a brightly colored feathered friend? If you'd like to find out more about some of the most beautiful parrot species available as pets, then check out this list of the most colorful parrot species. You may just stumble across the perfect pet you've been looking for!

Low-Maintenance Pet Bird Species
Do you want a pet bird, but don't want to deal with the time-consuming upkeep that comes with owning some species? If you are a bird-lover but you can't commit to caring for a bird like a large parrot, then you will definitely want to check out this article on low-maintenance bird species. You may just find that keeping pet bird can be entirely...

Bird Identification: Common Yellow Parrots
A list of the most commonly kept types of yellow parrots, including photos and information to help bird lovers learn more about the species. Look here if you're trying to identify a yellow bird that you've never seen before!

Bird Identification: Common Green Parrots
There are many types of green parrots that are kept as pets, but some are far more common than others. Read on for photos and descriptions of some of the most popular types of green parrots, and help identifying any green parrots that you may have run across.

Bird Identification: Common Blue Parrot Species
If you've been trying to identify a blue parrot that you've seen, then look no further -- the photos and information here will help you discover some of the most commonly kept blue parrot species so that you can figure out exactly what type of bird you're looking for.

Bird Identification: Common Red Parrots
Have you spotted a red bird that you'd like to try to identify? Use the photos and information in this handy bird identification page to learn what type of bird you saw, facts about their history, origin, and care, and much more!

Top 5 Loudest Parrot Species
We all know that parrots can be loud -- but which types of parrots are known to be the loudest? Find out in this fun article about the top 5 loudest parrot species! You may be surprised about which birds made the list!

Large Parrots That Can Talk
Interesting in learning about large parrot species that have the ability to learn to talk? Look no further -- read on for descriptions and profiles on some of the most vocally adept large parrots, photos of each species, and much more!

The 5 Worst Birds for Apartment Living
Birds are often seen as neat, convenient pets for those who live in small spaces -- but if you live with neighbors close by, it's important to consider their rights to peace and quiet before adopting just any bird species. Read on to discover the 5 bird species that are the absolute worst choices for owners who live in apartments, condos, or...

Good Birds for Experienced Owners
For many different reasons, some pet bird species are only recommended for experienced owners. If you have been caring for birds for some time and you feel that you've gained enough knowledge to care for one of these "advanced" species, then read on to discover some of the interesting birds that are good choices as pets for expert owners.

Small to Medium Sized Birds That Can Talk
If you'd like to own a talking bird but don't think you have the time or space for a large parrot, then read on to take a look at some of the most popular small and medium sized bird species that can learn to talk just as well as their larger cousins. You'll be surprised at what some of these pint-sized birds are capable of doing (and saying!)

Top Friendly Pet Bird Species
Looking to adopt a friendly, gentle pet bird? If so, then check out this list of the friendliest pet bird species. You might just find the best pet for you listed among these popular birds!

Worst Pet Birds for Kids
Looking for a pet bird for a special child in your life? Steer clear of the birds on this list of the worst pet birds for kids! Read on to discover the species that you should definitely stay away from when there are young ones involved!

Lesser Known Bird Species that Make Great Pets
Looking for a pet bird that is less common than a Budgie or a Macaw? If so, then you will want to dive right in to this great list of uncommon and unique pet bird species! Read on to discover a few lesser known birds that make amazing pets for the right owners.

Are There Different Types of Parakeets?
Wondering about the different types of Parakeets? Read on to discover a few of the many different Parakeet varieties in this FAQ.

Most Gentle Pet Bird Species
Pet birds have a reputation for being nippy, but there are some types of pet birds that seem to be a little more deserving of the stereotype than others. Read on to discover some of the more gentle types of birds that have a reputation for being calm, cool, and collected.

Most Uncommon Pet Birds
A lot of people can name off some of the most popular types of birds kept as pets, but can you list some of the most uncommon ones? Read on to find out about some of the more unique and exclusive types of pet birds in the world.

Surprising Bird Species That Can Talk
We all know that birds like Macaws and African Greys can talk, but there are other types of birds besides large parrots that have the gift of speech! Learn about some of these fascinating birds here.

Top 5 Most Intelligent Bird Species
We all know that parrots are smart, but which ones are the smartest? Read on to learn about some of the most intelligent birds on the planet!

Types of Brightly Feathered Birds
Plenty of birds are beautiful to look at in addition to making good pets. Explore some of the most vividly colored pet birds here!

Best Birds for Young People
Looking for a pet bird for your child? Make sure that you check into these great species that are good choices for young bird owners.

Types of Birds that Talk
Want a talking bird? While there is never a guarantee, these species seem to have a special talent for learning human speech.

Different Kinds of Large Birds
Interested in learning about different types of large birds? Read on for profiles and information on some of the most well-known large bird species.

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