Pet Birds: Most Popular Articles
This is a list of the top 5 most popular companion bird species. Photos, profiles, descriptions and more make it easy for potential owners to learn about different types of birds before deciding which type to buy.
A look at keeping Indian Ringneck Parakeets as pets. Ringneck description, photos, tips for care, history, and more!
Wondering what it would be like to have an owl as a pet? For some insight, check out this FAQ on keeping pet owls. You might be surprised at what you learn!
Is your pet bird feeling a bit. Pet Birds.
Ever wondered what foods are safe to share with your bird? Would you like to learn which ten tasty treats drive pet birds wild with delight? If so, look here for the Top Ten list of tasty treats that birds love to eat!
Summary of the essentials of caring for a Sun Conure. Cage requirements, training, feeding guidelines, history, and more!
Look here for the most important information on caring for breeding Lovebirds in your home. Features facts on egg laying, incubation time, number of eggs you can expect, and more!
A quick guide to the 10 most common foods that are poisonous to your bird. Many foods can trigger severe, even fatal reactions in exotic birds. Prevent an emergency by learning what treats to avoid.
If you want a pet parakeet, don't miss this species profile! Colorful parakeets have graced the homes of bird lovers for many years. If you are thinking adopting one of these precious little birds, look here to find out more about them!
Picking out a location for the pet cage is not enough. You may have to get rid of some of your houseplants and cookware. Say goodbye to candles and smoking.
A profile of the lovable Quaker Parrot, a popular pet bird species. Information includes common and scientific names, origin, temperament, general care, and much more!
Ever wondered what to do when your bird is bad? Our feathered friends think and act quite a bit differently than cats or dogs, so it's no surprise that they require different training methods than these types of pets. Read on and find out ways to respond to your bird's bad behavior that should help you and your pet see eye to eye.
Want a very colorful bird as a pet? If so, then the beautiful Rainbow Lorikeet might be the bird for you! Check out this Rainbow Lorikeet species profile to learn more about these gorgeous birds.
A list of average prices ranges for the most common and popular pet bird species.
Are you thinking of adopting a pet bird? 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.
Parakeet breeding basics. Look here for the most important information on caring for breeding Parakeets in your home. Features facts on egg laying, incubation time, number of eggs you can expect, and more!
Are you thinking of adopting a pet bird, but just don't know if you can handle all the chirps, squawks, and screeches? If so, then check out this handy list of some of the most quiet pet bird species you can find. While they aren't silent by any means, they are a great low-volume alternative to louder bird species like Macaws and Cockatoos. Read on for more!
Learn about the history of African Grey parrots including information on diet, exercise, lifespan, and more! If you are thinking of adding an African Grey to your family, check here first for a detailed look at the species.
Ever wondered if there are any diseases or illnesses that you could catch from your pet bird? The scary news is that there are, and there are also many illnesses that your bird could catch from you! Read on to learn more about how to prevent these types of infections, and how to recognize their symptoms if they should occur.
A profile of the Senegal Parrot, as well as information on keeping and caring for this beautiful and intelligent mid-sized parrot 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!
Want a pet Green Cheek Conure? If so, don't miss this Green Cheek Conure species profile! Packed with information on temperament, nutrition, housing requirements, and more, this article will help you decide if a Green Cheek Conure is the right bird for you.
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!
Many people that are interested in pet bird ownership would like to buy a bird that can talk. Look here for helpful information about talking birds that will help you in your search for the right feathered friend.
Interested in Blue and Gold Macaws? Read this profile of Blue and Gold Macaws, including their origin, dietary and care requirements, and a look at keeping Blue and Gold Macaws as pets.
Known as excellent talkers and even better companions, Alexandrine Parakeets have been among the most popular pet parrot species for many years. If you are interested in learning more about what it takes to keep a pet Alexandrine Parakeet, then check out this species profile for more information!
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!
A list of five fun and practically free bird toys that you can make at home.
If you want to learn more about Budgies, then don't miss this fun fact sheet full of Budgie information! Learn about the different types of Budgies, Budgie behavior, teaching Budgies to talk, and more!
As with all pets, parrots and other companion bird species need to be bathed to ensure their good health. This important aspect of grooming is often the source of many questions among those that own pet birds. Read on to learn more about the proper ways to go about getting your bird squeaky clean.
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 decide if a Macaw is the right bird for you!
Profile and information on the bold, beautiful Eclectus.
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 decide if an Amazon Parrot is the right bird for you!
Interested in learning about the parrot species that make the best talkers? If so, read on for profiles and information on some of the most popular talking birds kept as pets. While there is never a guarantee that a bird will talk, up your chances by choosing a species with natural vocal talent.
Interested in learning more about Macaws? Check out this handy fact sheet full of information on this beautiful and fascinating parrot species. Learn about a Macaw's diet, origin, lifespan, and more!
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.
Facts and information about Indian Ringneck Parakeets, including discussions on their temperament, care requirements, and more!
Interested in keeping a Hahn's Macaw as a pet? If so, check here to learn all about caring for a pet Hahn's macaw, from diet and housing requirements to their temperament and lifespan!
An introduction to Canaries as pets, along with facts about the species including color variations and temperament as well as tips on care and keeping.
Bonding with pet birds is essential for a pleasant ownership experience. If you need help bonding with your bird, check out this list of simple but effective ways to help strengthen the bond of love and trust between you and your pet! Whether you're feathered friend is just a bit shy or truly a problem parrot, these easy solutions will have you on the road to successful bonding in no time!
Crimson Rosellas are beautiful, eye-catching birds that can make great pets for the right owner. If you think a Crimson Rosella might be the right bird for you, then check out this species profile to learn more about these red and blue beauties!
An outline of the top 3 bird species that make the best pets for children.
A profile of Parrotlets, their origin, classification, and traits, as well as information on keeping Parrotlets as pets.
A list of good starter birds for those new to bird ownership, and links to profiles on each species that outline their traits, care requirements, and personalities.
Cockatiel breeding basics. Look here for the most important information on caring for breeding Cockatiels in your home. Features facts on egg laying, incubation time, number of eggs you can expect, and more!
Considering a pet Cockatoo? If you are interested in these lovable clowns, then take a look at this great list of popular pet Cockatoo species. From large white Cockatoos to the smaller types like the Goffin's, these profiles on the most popular Cockatoo species 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!
Want to learn about some of the smaller parrot species? Read on for information on some of the most popular ones, including budgies, lovebirds, and more.
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!
Finch breeding basics. An article full of information on breeding Zebra Finches. Look here to find out housing and nesting requirements, nutritional requirements for breeding birds, incubation times, and more!
An article discussing ways to hand tame aggressive parrots and other birds.
Information on the life span, origin, and history of Umbrella Cockatoos, and tips on keeping them as pets.
Look here for tips on finding a good doctor for your bird, things to look for, questions to ask, and more to ensure your bird lives a long and healthy life.
Teaching your pet bird cool tricks can strengthen the bond that you have with your pet through socialization, and can be a lot of fun to show off to your friends and family! Take a look at this article to learn how to teach your bird some fun and easy tricks so that you can show the whole world how smart your feathered friend is.
Ever wondered what it would be like to own a pet Dove? These beautiful and peacefully symbolic birds have been beloved companions to people around the world for hundreds of years. If you're interested in learning more about Doves and what it takes to be a goof Dove owner, then read on for this interesting and information Dove species profile!
There are many benefits to clipping your pet bird's wings, related to both safety and training. If you do decide to clip your bird's wings, follow the instructions and diagram in this article to make sure that you're doing it safely and correctly.
A dicussion on the cuttlebone and how it is used with parrots and other pet birds.
Details on the origin and history of Cockatiels, along with tips on temperament, care, feeding, and exercise.
All too often, people that own young parrots wake up to find that their sweet baby bird has turned into
Are you thinking of adopting a pet? Would you like something a little more unique than a dog or a cat? If so, consider adopting a beautiful pet bird! Check out the top ten reasons that birds make great pets so you can decide if a feathered friend would make the best companion for you.
Have you been thinking about adopting a small bird? If so, it's important to become familiar with the small bird species that are available to pet owners. Check out this article for an introduction to a few of the most popular types of small pet birds that are out there, and to start taking steps toward deciding which type of bird would be best for you and your family.
Want a Goffin's Cockatoo? The Goffin's Cockatoo makes a wonderful pet for the right owner. Check out this Goffin's Cockatoo species profile to learn all about keeping these parrots as pets before bringing one home.
Tips on setting a proper cleaning schedule for your pet bird's cage, and advice about techniques that will make cleaning your bird's cage much easier. These easy instructions will have you on the road to a sparkling clean bird cage in no time!
Information about the different types of lovebirds, their origin, life span, behavior, general care, and more! If you are thinking of adopting a Lovebird, look here first to find out about them!
A guide to vomiting and regurgitation in pet birds.
An article on retrieving pet birds that fly away, with tips on preventing your bird from getting lost.
Recipe for a bird cage cleaner you can mix at home. Try this simple, economical solution that'll help keep your bird's cage a clean and healthy environment.
A list of some of the most popular types of talking parrots, parakeets and buddies, with some interesting facts about them.
If you're thinking of getting a Yellow Naped Amazon parrot, then do your research before bringing one home! Yellow Naped Amazons make wonderful pets, but they need the right owner to make things work. Read on to learn all about Yellow Naped Amazons and how to care for them in captivity.
Reasons why some pet birds seem to bite more often than others, along with the definition of a true
A profile of the majestic Hyacinth Macaw including information on origin and classification of the species, and the care of Hyacinths kept as pets.
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 possible for you, as long as you go with the right type!
Parrots aren't the only talking birds. Here are some popular small and medium sized birds that can learn to talk just as well as their larger cousins.
Profile and information on the origin, history, and care of pet Sulphur Crested Cockatoos
Instructions on how to potty train a pet bird in order to avoid embarrassing
If you like small birds and have a particular interest in less common pets, then take a look at the lovely Java Finch! These cute, quirky little birds have been finding their ways into more and more people's hearts and homes -- is yours next? Read over this Java Finch Species Profile for some help with the decision!
A list of the most common diseases found in pet birds, along with their symptoms and methods of treatment.
Interested in keeping a Plum-Headed Parakeet as a pet? If so, read on to discover some of the most interesting facts about this colorful species. You might be surprised by what you learn!
Are you looking for an entertaining pet? Consider a fiesty Caique! These charming little birds have stolen the hearts of countless owners, and their antics always provide a good laugh. Read on for more information about these little feathered
Learn some interesting facts about Cockatoos using this easy to understand Cockatoo fact sheet, including lifespan, home natural environment, and photos.
Learn all about caring for pet Greenwing Macaws, from housing and dietary requirements to exercise and training needs.
So, your bird laid an egg and you find yourself full of questions. What should you do with the egg? Why did your bird lay the egg? Will it hatch? Read on for those answers and more!
Step by step instructions on teaching parrots and other birds how to talk.
Large parrots can be bold, eye-catching pets, but the fact is that not everyone is suited to keeping a large bird for a pet. If you think you might have what it takes to own a large pet parrot, take a look at this article for some insight into what is in store for those who want to call a large parrot their own.
Looking for facts about African Grey parrots? Read on to discover the intelligence of African Grey parrots, information on the different types of African Grey parrots, facts about living with and caring for African Greys as pets, and much more!
Bourke's Parakeets can make lovely pets for the right people. Read on to learn more about these fascinating birds in this Bourke's Parakeet species profile.
Rose Breasted Cockatoos, or Galah Cockatoos, are popular pets. If you want a Rose Breasted Cockatoo, look here first for information on the Rose Breasted Cockatoo's temperament, dietary and housing requirements, and more!
The "Step-Up" command is the most basic and important command for a pet bird to know. Not only will you
If you want to learn about Double Yellow Headed Amazons, then you've come to the right place. Double Yellow Headed Amazons make great pets for the right owners. Check out this species profile for help deciding if a Double Yellow Headed Amazon is the right bird for you.
Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot can make great pets. To learn all about Blue Fronted Amazons and how to care for them as pets, check out this species profile with information on diet, housing, temperament, and more!
Have you ever wondered what a gizzard is for? Ever pondered what exactly a bird's beak is made out of? Look here for a quick lesson in the basics of avian anatomy, both internal and external. Knowing how your bird's body works can be valuable if your pet ever gets ill or injured -- be an informed and prepared owner by learning about the building blocks that make up your bird.
A discussion about different issues that bird owners contend with, as well as a list of things potential owners should know about birds before bringing one home.
Beautiful and compact, the Moustached Parakeet is a popular pet for those who would prefer to keep a medium-sized parrot.
If you've been having trouble identifying a blue parrot that you've run across, then you can look to the information here to help narrow down your search.
Information on the most common signs and symptoms of egg binding in female birds. Problems with egg binding and how to diagnose an egg bound bird.
An article discussing why some bird owners opt to cover their bird's cages at night, whether or not it is necessary, and the importance of sleep to parrots and other birds.
Is your bird plucking its feathers? Feather plucking can be a sign of several different problems in your pet. Read on to learn more about what feather plucking means, and what to do if it happens to your bird.
Scarlet Macaws make wonderful pets for the right owners. If you want a Scarlet Macaw, look here first for a detailed species profile with information on feeding, housing requirements, temperament, and more!
Tips on easily and effectively providing your pet bird with a home pedicure. (For example: Wrap your bird in a towel.)
A list of popular pet bird species that are best suited to living in small spaces like apartments, condos, and dorms. If you are a renter and you want a pet bird, look here before deciding on a species!
Want a pet Jenday Conure? If so, check out the information in this Jenday Conure species profile. The tips on feeding, housing, temperament, and more will help you decide if a Jenday Conure would be the best pet for you.
A discussion of reasons why most owners of parrots and other pet birds choose to clip their pet's wings.
A medium sized pet bird species is a good choice for those who would like to get a bird, but don't want one that's too big or too small. Check out this list of the most popular medium sized pet birds to learn about species that may be a good fit for you and your family!
Information on beak trimming for parrots and other birds with overgrown beaks or other beak abnormalities. Check here to learn about how beak trimming is done, how to figure out if your bird needs his beak trimmed, and more!
Facts and information on lovebirds, including temperament, color varieties, activity level, and more about what it's like to live with these birds as pets.
Learn all about the beautiful and intelligent Black Capped Conure in this eye-opening Black Capped Conure species profile! Is a Black Capped the right bird for you? There's only one way to find out -- research!
Want to learn all about hybrid Macaws? Look here for profiles on the most popular types of hybrid Macaws and links to endless information on keeping and caring for these types of parrots. From diet and exercise to temperament and cage sizes, read on for help in determining whether or not a hybrid Macaw is the best bird for you.
An eclectic list of great songs about birds for those that love both music and their feathered friends. A great resource for those looking for songs about birds of all kinds.
It is completely natural for a bird to eat eggs, our avian friends suffer absolutely no psychological problems as a result of it.
Want to learn more about keeping Catalina Macaws as pets? If so, look here to learn all about Catalina Macaws and their care. From diet and exercise to temperament and cage size, learn what you can expect if you decide to adopt a Catalina Macaw of your own.
You might know how old your bird is, or you might not. Find out how to unlock the secrets of your bird's age in this article!
Wondering what it's like to own a Lineolated Parakeet? If so, then you won't want to miss this informative Lineolated Parakeet species profile. It will give you information on what it's really like to share your life with one of these pet birds!
Interested in Major Mitchell's Cockatoos? If you want to learn more about Major Mitchell's Cockatoos and keeping them as pets, check out this species profile with information on temperament, dietary requirements, and more. Don't buy a Major Mitchell's Cockatoo unless you've read this first!
Definition and description of Allergic Alveolitis in those who own pet birds. Allergic Alveolitis is also known as Pigeon Lung Disease and Parakeet Dander Pneumoconiosis.
If you're thinking of bringing a Severe Macaw home with you, look here for all you need to know about keeping these birds as pets, from diet to temperament.
Biting parrots are a common problem for pet bird owners. Say goodbye to sore fingers and hurt feelings -- read on to learn how. Page 2.
Thinking of adopting a Red Lored Amazon? If so, check out this Red Lored Amazon species profile before you bring one home! Full of information on feeding, housing, and caring for Red Lored Amazons, it will help you decide if this is the best species for you.
What kind of cage is best for your bird? How large does the cage have to be? Where should the cage be located? Find the answers to these questions and more as you learn the rules of choosing the best cage for your pet bird!
Interested in Bare Eyed Cockatoos? Bare Eyed Cockatoos are popular and interesting pets. To learn all about keeping pet Bare Eyed Cockatoos, check out this species profile with information on their temperament, dietary requirements, and more!
Why does your pet bird throw up on you? The answer may surprise you, and be more endearing than you think! Check out this article on regurgitation to learn all about why pet birds sometimes try to cough up their last meal just for you.
Wondering what types of fruits are safe for you to feed your pet bird? Discover the types in this handy list of safe fruits for birds!
Discover some fun and fascinating facts about Quaker parrots in this insightful article about keeping Quaker parrots as pets.
Read on for more information on Mini Macaw species, how to care for them and keep up with them, and what it takes to be a good Mini Macaw owner.
If you're getting a new pet bird, then check out this article on names for parrots for some cool suggestions! Tips for choosing the best names for parrots, advice on cool and unique bird names, and more!
Packed with information on feeding, housing, and taking care of these birds, this profile will help you decide if this species is the best choice for you.
It can seem like a fun and cost effective way to acquire housing for your pet bird, but building your own bird cage has definite drawbacks that can put the health and safety you both you and your feathered friend at risk. Consider these potential hazards before deciding to go to the time and effort of building a homemade cage for your pet bird.
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!
A description of the eye pinning or eye flashing behavior in parrots, as well as the causes and interpretations. Eye pinning may look odd at first, but learning to
Interested in learning more about Sun Conures? Read on to learn some eye-opening facts about Sun Conures, including information on their origin, temperament, lifespan, and more!
Blue Crown Conures, some of the most beautiful and friendly of the Conure species, make wonderful pets for the right owners. Read on for more information.
Want a Moluccan Cockatoo? If you're interesting in keeping Moluccan Cockatoos as pets, then look here for a profile on Moluccan Cockatoos including temperament, dietary and housing requirements, and more!
If your bird breaks a blood feather, it's important to act quickly to get the situation under control. Look here to find out what to do if your bird breaks a blood feather, and how to handle the situation in the least stressful way.
Looking to adopt a Military Macaw? If so, look here first for vital information on keeping Military Macaws as pets. From diet and exercise to temperament and housing requirements, find out all you need to know about Military Macaws before bringing one home.
Wish your bird was a bit more friendly? If so, take a look at these training tips to help you build your relationship with your feathered friend!
Why does your bird hang upside down from his perch? While upside down birds may look a bit silly, there is a reason that they do this and the answer may surprise you!
Look here for handy information on attractive houseplants that are safe for pet birds. These bird-safe plants and flowers will brighten up your home without causing worry that they could make your bird sick. Read on for more!
Interested in adopting a Harlequin Macaw? Look here first for vital information that will help you decide if a Harlequin Macaw is the right bird for you. From dietary and exercise requirements to temperament and cage sizing, read on for an overview of what it takes to care for a Harlequin Macaw.
Did you know that pet parrots can harbor lice? As scary as it sounds, it's true -- so it's important for bird owners to know how to identify a lice infestation and seek proper treatment. Keep reading to discover information that will help you keep your parrot and your home healthy and parasite-free!
Ever wondered how bird trainers you see on TV teach their parrots to do the amazing tricks they perform? The answer is most likely through clicker training, and any bird owner can get started right away with any bird. Read on to discover how clicker training can turn your bird into a star!
An article on the most common parasitic infestations in birds, including information on their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Want to start training your pet bird? Give these simple bird tricks a try to get on the fast track to bird training success!
If you suspect that a drastic change in the way your bird is acting is due to hormones rather than a medical problem, check out this article to learn more.
Look here for a step-by-step guide to making simple, economical, and fun bird toys that your pet will enjoy for hours. A good activity to do with children.
Nanday Conures make great pets for the right people. If you want a Nanday Conure, read on for an informative species profile with tips on feeding, housing, training, and more!
Interested in learning more about the types of birds that are easiest to train? Look no further -- read on for a list of the top trainable bird species!
Read this species profile for more information on this popular bird in the pet trade, including temperament, color variations, and proper care.
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Teaching your pet bird to wave hello is quite a bit easier than it sounds. Read on to learn how to train your bird to do this trick on command. You'll be surprised at how quickly your feathered friend will catch on!
If you find that your bird has left an embarrassing pile of droppings on your clothing, follow these tips to remove the poop quickly and easily.
Facts and information about the avian influenza virus and whether or not bird owners should be concerned. Find out what types of influenza affect birds, what to do to prevent exposure, and what health organizations say about the avian flu.
Want a talking bird? While there is never a guarantee, these species seem to have a special talent for learning human speech.