Pets Birds : Pets & Animal
Finches are small birds that live between four and seven years. They are popular pets and do well in caged environments. Although they are quiet birds, they are also quite active and will entertain their owners by flitting around their cages and playing with their toys. Although birdseed can be purc
The bird with the scientific name Poicephalus Meyeri originated from the wilds of Central and Eastern Africa.Meyers have gone thru countless hybrids without having to consider instant look "standard" in plume color and other features. Meyer parrots appear to be of six sub-species; each loo
Swans are waterfowl in the genus Cygnus. All swan species share a similar diet in the wild, consisting mostly of aquatic vegetation enhanced by grains, insects and invertebrates. Exactly what is consumed depends on the species of the swan and what is found in the environment. In captivity, keeping s
The Blue Jay--a bird from the family Corvidae--is one of the most well known birds in North America. Not only are Blue Jays common, they are not in danger of becoming extinct like many other species of birds that are negatively impacted by urbanization. Blue Jays interact well with humans, so they a
The gentle, easygoing nature of ducks has made them popular pets and farm animals. Ducks are fairly simple to care for, requiring a minimal amount of supplies to thrive. Ducks do need food, water and a pen of their own to keep out predators. A duck pen is not a complex structure to build and can be
Cardinals, known for their bright red feathers, are found in the eastern portion of North America. They are hunted and eaten by a variety of predators, including large birds, various mammals and certain reptiles. Cardinals are eaten when they are full grown as well as when they are still fledgling
Plovers are wading birds in the Charadriinae subfamily. About 60 species of plovers exist in habitats around the world. These birds are also sometimes called dotterels. All plovers spend their time on the shores of large bodies of water, and hunt by sight. Plovers are primarily insect-eaters, though
These days, you can find different bits of information on how to raise geese. While there are a number of resources on this matter, finding tips on how to keep geese is an entirely different story. Raising and keeping geese are two different things. The first one involves breeding and rearing geese,
The African Grey is a large parrot renown for its intelligence and ability to imitate and, some believe, understand the human language. If you choose a Grey as a pet you will be following in royal footsteps as King Henry VIII of England owned one, but you will also be making a lifetime commitment as
Parakeets are affectionate, intelligent and social birds. They are therefore easy to train, especially if handling the bird begins when it's a baby. They will perch on your hand, shoulder or head, do tricks and some can even be trained to talk. Hand-training your parakeet is necessary for bonding wi
African grey parrots are known for being brilliant, quick to learn, loving and loud. There is much to learn, which can help new parrot owners bond with their pet.
Younger birds are usually a light grey color.Parrot image by Snezana Skundric from Fotolia.comThere are two different species of the African grey parrot: the Congo African grey parrot and the Timneh African grey parrot. Each has their own distinct physical and personality traits,...