Interested in parrots? Welcome to
the world of the numerous parrot species.
All parrot species are brightly colored with
a few exceptions. Some parrot species are small, cuddly
and cute. Others are bigger and grander than their
smaller relations. The most common parrot species
are green in color and make wonderful pets. They are
usually small in size and have amazing talking abilities.
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There are some parrot species
that are multi-colored. They come in bright blue,
yellow, green, white and mixtures of two or more of
these colors. They are often nicknamed winged rainbows.
Some of these parrot species are wild while some are
docile in nature. Some make wonderful pets while some
are too independent to be bound down by humans. Some
parrot species are as dependent on us as our children
would be. They love company and love to mimic human
Almost all parrot species
eat fruits, vegetables, chicken and a lot of seeds.
Most parrot species tend to become moody and begin
to pluck their feathers if they are not in the right
state of mind or if they are unhealthy. All parrot
species can be grouped under the following heads:
: Parrots are a very popular group of birds. Parrots
are intelligent animals who depend on some degree
of socialization and will not be good pets unless
they are taught and patterned to be good pets.
: Macaws are flamboyant, colorful, intelligent and
captivating birds. However, like ill-trained children,
macaws can be a major embarrassment if they are not
: In the wild conures are friendly, peaceful birds
and seldom fight with each other. Conures are known
for their sweet dispositions and playfulness. They
definitely have a mind of their own.
: Cockatoos make wonderful pets because of their sweet
nature. Cockatoos love to be cuddled and bond very
easily with their human owners.
: "Parakeets have as many variations of their breed as
there are varieties of their color. 'Parakeets' means "small
: Lovebirds are meant to be, well you know what, loved and loved
hard. In fact, it is very difficult to resist falling in love
: Parrotlets, as is evident from the name itself, are bigger
personalities in even smaller packages. Parrotlets win you over
simply by their size and amenable disposition.
: Cockatiels are ideal for the first time pet owner.
They are characteristically happy and cheerful birds,
never moody or demanding.
: The word "budgie" is short for budgerigar
which is a native green and yellow bird in Australia.
They make wonderful pets because of their relatively
gentle, gregarious and entertaining personalities.
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