Articles about parrot
Spanning across many different species and genera, parrots are among some of the most intelligent creatures on the planet. While not all parrots can talk, the one's that do talk have become justifiably loved by families who hope to take in a creature that they can interact with on...
The princess parrot has the scientific name of Polytelis alexandrae. The subtle shading of green, blue and pink in the plumage makes the princess parrot a truly striking bird. 'Polytelis' is a Greek word meaning magnificent and the 'alexandrae' is in honour of the Danish princess, Alexandra who married Edward Prince of Wales who later became King Edward VII. Other common names include spinifex parrot, rose-throated parrot, Princess of Wales parrot and Queen Alexandra parrot.
The only advantage we humans have over other animals is our intellect, our intellect has given us the privilege of thought, which is what has caused us to become the dominant species on the planet. But are other animals capable of thought? Perhaps, in this article we'll be exploring the case of one particularly (presumably) intelligent parrot, and his name is Alex.
The Eclectus parrot is endemic to the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, nearby islands and north-eastern Australia. It is somewhat unique in that there is extreme sexual dimorphism between the sexes. Their native environment is the lowland rainforests, where they occupy...
Is your Quaker parrot plucking his feathers or ripping his skin? He may have a feather plucking disease, Quaker Mutilation Disease or be stressed out, lonely or bored. Learn the symptoms so you know when your pet bird needs to see the vet.
If you have decided to get a pet bird, you might want to consider the Quaker parrot, which is also called a Monk Parakeet. Confused? Don't worry, we will help you sort it out!
People have been keeping birds as pets for centuries, and parrots would have to be one of the most popular species of birds that people enjoy as animal companions. There are many varieties of parrots that can serve as pets, but those who want a bird that...
Eclectus parrots breed relatively easily in captivity. They mature at around two to three years of age with females often maturing a little earlier than the males. Sometimes young females will become dominant over their partners resulting in stress and feather plucking. Eggs from this period are likely to be infertile.
The Adelaide rosella is one of the rosella group that has blue cheek patches as opposed to those that have white or pale cheek patches. Rosellas are parrots with most of them found around the edges of Australia. The Adelaide Rosella is sometimes called the Pleasant parrot. This species is endemic to South Australia and is found in the Mount Lofty and Flinders Ranges. It has also adapted to the parks and gardens of the suburbs of Adelaide, the capital.
Rosellas are parrots that belong to the genus Platycercus meaning 'flat- or broad-tailed'. Rosellas are found in all Australian states, generally found along the coastal mountains and plains. They frequent forests, farmland and woodlands. Many have adapted well to civilisation and forage in parks and suburban gardens. The pale-headed rosella is endemic to the eastern seaboard of Australia.
If you love to listen to the sound of birds tweeting then why not try breeding your own in a back yard aviary. You will receive many rewarding hours of pleasure for the work that it will take to look after them.
Rosellas are Australian parrots and can be divided into blue cheek patch types and white or pale cheek patch types. The Green Rosella has blue cheek patches. It is native to Tasmania and the offshore islands of Bass Strait where it frequents dense moist forests and savannah woodlands.
The Senegal parrot is one variety that can be kept in an apartment as it is not as noisy as some other types. It is a friendly, sociable bird if it is raised with humans and well socialised. They like routine in their life and enjoy having a climbing frame or ladder in their cage.
Lorikeets are small to medium arboreal parrots. There are several species to choose from as pets. The rainbow lorikeet and the scaly-breasted lorikeet are probably the best known. Their unique characteristic is the specialised brush-tipped tongues adapted for feeding on nectar and soft fruits. Lorikeets make delightful, if messy, pets. They are always on the go and always entertaining. They are not as noisy as some parrots but their liquid droppings tend to make their husbandry time-consuming.