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Vasa Parrot

Vasa Parrot

Among companion parrots, vasa parrots are the most peculiar in looks, with their truncated bodies and long necks. Vasas are active birds that need spacious accommodations as well as playtime with their people and toys to keep their inquisitive minds ...
Indian ring-necked parakeet

Psittacula

Psittacula are primarily green, with long tail feathers, and a ring of dark colored feathering around the neck. Psittacula are referred to as parakeets, but they are much larger than what many people think of with the word "parakeet." ...
Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella

The crimson rosella's colors are eye-catching, and its whistle sounds are equally enchanting ...
Crimson Rosella

Rosella

With their vibrant colors, rosellas are hard to overlook. A rosella will charm you with its whistles, too! ...
Golden-Mantled Rosella

Golden-Mantled Rosella

If you want a gorgeous bird for an aviary or habitat setting, or have the space in your home to give this bird the appropriate room, then the golden-mantled rosella might be the bird for you ...
Alexandrine parakeet

Alexandrine Parakeet

Loyal, playful and talkative are words used to describe the Alexandrine parakeet, which can also learn tricks and is inclined to show off its acrobat skills ...
Eclectus Parrot

Eclectus

Eclectus parrots look like they are straight out of a Dr. Seuss book! Their feathers have a fur-like appearance and their colors are bright red for females, and bright green with a 'candy corn' colored beak for males. Aside from ...
White-Capped Pionus

White-Capped Pionus

Don't overlook the white-capped Pionus parrot as an companion. While it might not demand your attention as other parrots do, a well-socialized white-capped Pionus can certainly be an outgoing and social family pet ...
Blue-Headed Pionus

Blue-Headed Pionus

Blue-headed Pionus can be laid-back, relatively quiet parrots, which makes them ideal for those who live in apartments ...
Blue-Headed Pionus

Pionus Parrot

The Pionus parrot is the best kept secret of the bird world. It’s got all of the good qualities of the popular companion species, with few of the negative aspects that often occur with parrots ...
Caique, white-bellied caique

Caique

Caiques have been called clowns of the bird world for good reason — the clown is a truly appropriate metaphor for this high-energy, medium-sized mischief maker. You haven't seen playful until you've seen a caique in action ...
Poicephalus

Senegal Parrot

With its yellow irises and blocky head, the Senegal parrot can have an intense look. But don't let its gaze fool you into thinking this bird is always uptight. Senegal parrots can be outgoing and playful and are the most ...
Poicephalus

Poicephalus

Poicephalus might not want to cuddle, but they can be playful and outgoing, and many certainly love to be petted ...
Meyer's Parrot

Meyer’s Parrot

The Meyer's parrot might prefer to watch things from afar instead of being the center of attention. This bird is happy sitting quietly on a perch, destroying a toy. Meyer's can be social, too, and tend to bond with everyone ...
Quaker Parakeet

Quaker Parakeet

It's a pity that quaker parakeets are outlawed in some cities and states because this social parrot's talking ability and intelligence rivals the much more expensive African grey and Amazon parrot ...
Pacific Parrotlet

Pacific Parrotlet

Pacific parrotlets are very spirited, and can become aggressive if left for too long without handling. Even though it is tiny, do not underestimate the strong beak – its bite is much stronger than a budgie. These pint-sized parrots don't ...
Pacific Parrotlet

Parrotlet

The parrotlet parrot might be small in size but it is big in personality. These pint-size parrots are bold and assertive, and they can learn to talk, too ...
Red Lory

Red Lory

The red lory's playful personality and beautiful appearance make this high-energy parrot a favorite among bird fanciers and the more advanced pet bird owners alike ...
Rainbow Lory

Lory

The lory personality is intense, in general. This is not a shy species. The rainbow lory is bubbly and enthusiastic, the “coach” of the bird world, encouraging play whenever its favorite human is around ...
Rainbow Lory

Rainbow Lory

The rainbow lory is one of the most stunning and beautiful companion birds available today. Lories, in general, need more care and attention than your more common companion birds due to their highly specific dietary and housing requirements. However, they ...
Indian ring-necked parakeet

Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet

The Indian ring-necked parakeet is not a shy bird, and does best with an owner who appreciates an outgoing companion that is not afraid to demand what it wants! Indian ring-necks can also be quite talkative ...
fischers lovebird

Fischer’s Lovebird

The Fischer’s lovebird has plenty of energy and can be a loyal friend if interacted with regularly. While energetic, Fischer's tend to be gentler than other lovebird species, especially when in an aviary environment ...
peach-faced lovebird

Peach-Faced Lovebird

The popular peach-faced lovebird exudes a big personality in a small body. Peach faces love their playtime and positive interaction with their people. A peach-faced lovebird has a "busy beak" and might be inclined to tear up strips of paper ...
fischers lovebird

Lovebird

A lovebird might be one of the smaller parrot species available as a companion pet, but this bird is inquisitive and seemingly always on the go. As their name suggests, lovebirds are known for the loving, attentive bond they tend ...

Latest Articles

Grey-Breasted Parakeets Winning Fight For Survival

Grey-Breasted Parakeets Winning Fight For Survival

An ambitious conservation project to help save the grey-breasted parakeet saw its first success with the hatching of three nestlings in 2010, which has now led to 130 hatchings per year! See what the secret to their success has been ...
lory, lorikeet

Lories & Lorikeets: Bold & Beautiful

Lories and lorikeets are beauties from the family Loriinae that boast some of the brightest plumage among parrots. Their personalities are also colorful, and their unique diet gives them plenty of energy to fuel their always on-the-go tendencies. Learn what ...
Meet the Kea: The "Mountain Parrot"

Meet the Kea: The “Mountain Parrot”

The Kea parrot of New Zealand fascinates many scientists with its high intelligence and choice of habitat. But the Kea is threatened and perhaps faces extinction ...
african grey training

Inside Dr. Pepperberg’s Lab: African Grey Parrots Show Self-Control

Grey parrots may sometimes be impulsive—think about how often you may have had to give your bird multiple timeouts for the same behavior (like chewing on your sunglasses) in a very short time period. However, my students and I have ...
cape parrot in a tree

Saving The Cape Parrot

With less than 2,000 left in the wild, the survival of the Cape parrot might depend on the Cape Parrot Project and people who fight for this species ...
Indian ring-neck parakeets

The Birdman of Chennai

Be amazed by the incredible response one man created when he began feeding two Indian ring-necked parakeets after a tsunami devastated the area ...
Orange-bellied Parrot

Hatching Success for Orange-Bellied Parrots

With its wild population numbers critically low, the orange-bellied parrot, one of Australia's rarest birds, stands on the brink of extinction. Fortunately, the Healsville Sanctuary, which spans over 74 acres of native Australian landscape, had one of its most successful ...
Night Parrot in a bush

The Night Parrot: Nocturnal Rarity

Recently, a few people with a passion for finding the rare Night Parrot of Australia have documented proof of its existence, ending rumors of its extinction ...
Princess-of-Wales Parakeet

Meet The Princess of Wales Parakeet

Not too many parrots have royal titles, which is just one way the Princess of Wales Parakeet (Polyteles alexandrae) stands out. This medium-sized, pastel-colored parrot with a long tail is native to Australia and is named after a real princess ...
Toucan missing bill

New Technology Allows For A “Printable” Beak

The future of 3D printing is quite exciting — and it can even help our feathered friends. In fact, 3D printing might just be a lifesaver for this friendly toucan! ...
budgie / parakeet on finger

Small Birds Do Talk!

Bigger birds aren’t the only ones talking. In fact, some of the smaller parrots are capable of mimicking human speech and can even amass impressive vocabularies. Here’s a look at some of the tiny talkers of the pet bird world ...
Three lineolated parakeets on a branch

Love of Linnies: Lineolated Parakeets

Perhaps it’s time to make room on the perch for another small parrot that can also be a great companion — the lineolated parakeet, or simply, the linnie. Never heard of a linnie? Read on! ...
Hyacinth macaw

New World Parrots: Conures, Amazons, Macaws & More

Parrots can be categorized according to Old World psittacines and New World psittacines. Do you know if your parrots are "Team Old World" or "Team New World"? ...
Pacific parrotlet

Lovebird or Parrotlet?

At a glance, parrotlets and lovebirds look a lot alike. What do these short-tailed, compact birds from entirely different continents have in common, and what makes them different? ...
lovebirds on branch

Lovebirds As Pets

No other companion pet has a name quite as endearing as a lovebird. The lovebird’s genus, Agapornis, is the words “love” and “bird” joined together — agape is Greek for “love” and ornis is Greek for “bird.” ...
Parrot Conservation: How We Can Help & How It Helps Us

Parrot Conservation: How We Can Help & How It Helps Us

if we care for birds either near or far, we help birds everywhere, and we help our human kind as well ...
Red Parakeet

Meet The Bourke’s Parakeet

The Bourke’s parakeet (Neophema Bourkii) is a gem among the members of the popular Neophema family, a group of colorful grasskeets that originate in Australia ...
Swift Parrots & Orange-Bellied Parrots: Rare Migrators

Swift Parrots & Orange-Bellied Parrots: Rare Migrators

Almost all parrots are non-migratory birds, that is, they do not fly to a different climate during specific times of the year. There are two parrot species, however, that do migrate in the truest sense of the word — the ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...

Ask Lafeber

help my bird eat

I have had my bird for 27 years and have tried repeatedly over the 27 years to get him to eat pellets instead of the typical parrot food you find in the pet store. He is a most difficult bird ...

Nutristart Baby Bird Formula

Hello, I'm an Aviculturist who breeds and raises Macaws, Amazons, Eclectus, Conures and Parrotlets. I've used the baby bird formula for years. And, produce huge, healthy babies. Far superior to other commercial prepared formulas. Now, it is no longer available ...

Strange behaviour

Hi, this is Lakshmi again and I have another bird who , when I put my hand in a circle , bites me and rubs his butt. Me and my family don't know what his gender is or how old ...

Flying

Hi, my name is Lakshmi and I five birds , in which one them keeps falling and missing it's landing. What do I do ? ...

fertilize egg

just to ask do the hen lovebird also fertlize the egg? Is there a infertile hen bird.?if.. How can you know if the hen is in fertile ...

suggestions for older pet owners

Please have one (or more) of your panel of experts open a discussion of planning/providing care for our birds should something happen to us owners. This is a major issue with every older parrot owner I know, including myself. I'm ...

Bird food for different species of parrots

Hello Brenda, I am the mother and owner of thirteen beautiful birds. I don't know if my email was received. I had written a couple of days ago. In regards to what to feed my precious babies. Especially in regards ...

How do i convert baby parrot to eat solid food

I have a three month old Senegal parrot and im having a hard time converting him to solid food he chews it then spits it ...

Lovebird Napping Positions

Hello. My lovebird is about 5 months old. He loves to lay down when he takes naps. He also loves to be in pockets and in our hair. We bought him a hanging coconut toy and he loves to sleep ...

My bird got obsessed with mirrors

Hello. So i have a cockatiel and an indian ringneck. My cockatiel doesnt bond with him and he is very shy . Its been 2 years since im having him and my indian ringneck for 10 months. They are always ...
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