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Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400Parrots are popular pets for many reasons, one of which includes their beautiful plumage, which brightens the home and will often gain the interest of visitors and guests. Yet sometimes caged parrots will pluck their own plumage. I'll discuss a couple of causes and how you can prevent this from affecting your pet parrot.
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Parrots need daily contact with their owners. - Some kinds need more care and attention than others. Cockatoo, Lorry and Jacob need special care every day. Amazons, Budgie, Conures small Africans parrots need also (though not that much) their owners' daily attention for keeping up their spiritual tone and socializing.
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400Parrots are wonderful pets. You will quickly find that these birds extremely smart and their ability to learn make them fun to train. Keep in mind that any animal that shows signs of high intelligence can easily get bored, so your job is to train your pet parrot and spend the time it takes to make your bird into a wonderful pet. It takes time and patience to train a parrot, but with the proper training, your parrot will provide you with many years of friendship.
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500The strident cries of a pair of parrots grew louder through the heavy afternoon mist that fell over the Antioquia mountains. A group of twelve persons including researchers, students and curious people like me waited the arrival of eighty of one of the most endangered birds in the world to their roosting site. Between the surprise and deception of the onlookers (in my case emotion for seeing this bird for the first time) only a couple of Yellow-eared parrots appeared through the fog.
Fri, 31 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400The Congo and the Timneh are the two main sub-species of the African Grey parrot. The Congo is a bigger bird with a lighter colour with a dark beak and a red tail. On average they weigh around 400 to 650 grams and are about 12 to 14 inches long from tail to beak.
Tue, 29 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400Parrots' behavior is commonly misunderstood by people who have them as pets. Parrots have a complex behavior which is a little harder to manage by a person, not as the case of a dog for instance. Parrots are intelligent, beautiful and entertaining birds.
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500The grey parrots may have many behavioral problems and most of them are caused by the human's lack of understanding that it is first of all a prey bird and has little to do with a life in captivity. Many people fail to understand that and won't allow that bird to manifest like a bird.
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Most often, birds like the taste of grains which are a good combination of nutrients: complex carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins; providing them a healthy food. The great variety of grains found on the market gives also different nutritive values for the birds.
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Parrots are birds with gaily and boldly colors. Parrots have even, thin plumage on their whole bodies with solid color spots, which usually contrast themselves.
Thu, 22 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Usually, a bird's gender is unknown to other species of beings; it is a well kept secret for the bird itself and its kind. When nature created the birds, it never took into consideration the human specie and the knowledge that this last one needs.
Wed, 24 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Parrots are intelligent animals. Some studies have proven that certain species of parrots have intelligence levels comparable to that of a four year old child! Yet it's glaringly obvious that people have no idea how to harness a parrot's ability to learn. So I thought I'd shed a little light on how I've adopted some dog training techniques to get parrots to respond to training much quicker than traditional methods.
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Clicker training is a gentle way to communicate with your bird. Clicker training has been used to train all types of animals and has also proven successful for birds. Basically, you help your parrot understand what you want from it in a playful manner. The goal as the trainer is to be the authority figure without complete domination.
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500When you decide to take a parrot for a pet you first must get to know your new pet. First of all parrots are not dogs or cats, that means that they are not as sociable as dogs and cats.
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500There are a lot of people today that want a parrot for a pet but there are also many that do not know how to take care of one. There are many problems that can appear when you want to take care of a parrot properly.
Wed, 06 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400I don't think there are a lot of people that don't like a pet in their home. There are very different kinds of animals that you can bring home and with witch you can spend your life in a very pleasant way. There are, for example people that like small birds as a pet.
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400There is a new "fashion" on the market: parrots as pets! There are more and more popular every day. This popularity is shown by the high interest for parrot's information on the internet. There is a paradox in this because this seems to be a new phenomenon. Not everybody can afford a parrot.
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400More and more people want a parrot for their pet. But not everyone fully understands how complicated is to have a parrot in your house, especially if it's an Amazon parrot. You must have a lot of patience and a lot of spare time to rightly breed and socialize your new pet.
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 00:00:00 -0400You can agree that parrots can represent very good pets. Especially the African Greys can be very good friends to you. But to have such a pet is a very big responsibility. There are few people that have the patience and the financial possibilities to rightfully one an African Grey.
Wed, 24 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Birds lay eggs; that's what they do. But did you know that this could be deadly for your pet? My beloved bird is a cockatiel. She's a beautiful bird and a great companion. About twice a year she gets in a mood to respond to her God given natural activity of egg laying. The first time she ever did this it was really cute.
Wed, 24 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400Owning a cockatiel is not something that I ever thought would interest me. I am a dog lover. In fact, I will go out of my way to pet a dog. But not a cockatiel. Until...
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500Feather plucking is known to be a very nasty habit of the african grey parrot. They are notorious feather pluckers. It is said that the Timneh African Grey parrots are not as bad as the Congo African Grey Parrots when it comes to feather plucking. But this is not a proven fact.
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500The African grey parrot scientifically known as Psittacus erithacus is originated in Central Africa. here are two types of African Greys - the larger Congo (has bright red tail feathers) and smaller Timneh (darker tail feathers). No one really knows when the grey african parrot was first found in Europe but it said that King Henry VIII had an African grey parrot as a pet.