Considered the Einsteins of the parrot world, African grey parrots are one of the most popular pet birds
Considered the Einsteins of the parrot world, are one of the most popular pet birds. Native to Africa, there are two species of African greys: the (Psittacus erithacus erithacus) and the timneh (Psittacus erithacus timneh). The Congo African grey is the larger of the two species, with light gray feathers, black beak and a red tail. The timneh African grey is smaller, with dark gray feathers and a maroon tail. While Congo African greys are more popular than timneh African greys, owners praise both for their intelligence and mimicking capabilities. Read more about .
Names for Pairs
Many owners buy a pair of birds so that their pets won’t feel alone and sad. Below are three of the most popular names for bird pairs.
Canaries used to be the most popular variety of pet bird years ago.
Apr 11, 2009 - Parrots are the most popular pet birds in the world
Introduction: For millions of people around the world, bird ownership is truly one of the great joys of their lives. Birds have been kept as pets by royalty for thousands of years, but only fairly recently have such an astounding array of birds been available to the general public. Today birds are more popular than ever, and likely to only continue to increase as the pet of choice for more and more people. Some birds should not be kept as pets. These include species that are so rare that every available individual should be in a breeding program. Raptors, including eagles, hawks and owls, do not make good pets and should not be kept encaged. An exception to this rule is falcons, which should only be kept by experienced bird handlers. Most types of native American birds such as robins, sparrows, mockingbirds, woodpeckers and most aquatic and shore birds fare very poorly in captivity.Originating in Australia, the is the second most popular pet bird in the world. These small birds grow to an adult size of 12 inches and weigh between 75 and 125 grams.Birds are the most popular pet in Indonesia. More than a fifth of households have them, which (conservatively) comes out to around 2.6 million birds in captivity in the five biggest cities, according to a 2005.PIONUS PARROTS - The unassuming Pionus parrots of South America are quickly gaining popularity as pets in the U.S. Medium-sized, with gentle dispositions, these are not the most impressive parrots visually at first, but they deserve a closer look as both physical specimens and potential pets. In the sun their colors shimmer, revealing dimensions hidden in the shadows. Similarly, these outstanding birds could just be your discovered treasure. Five species are commonly available. The Blue-headed is perhaps the most common, followed by the Maximilians, White-capped, Dusky and Bronze-winged. This is one of the few types of medium-sized parrot that, with proper care and attention, could make a good first bird. Probably OK with a supervised or well-disciplined child. Relatively quiet; not as demanding as Amazons, Macaws or even Conures. A, C, F, $$$.