Adults and children alike cannot help but be drawn to loud, repetitive screaming calls and phrases that magically pierce what is otherwise a quiet and tranquil day. The culprit of such a magnitude of screaming, squawking and mimicking of all variety of sounds, is usually a pet parrot that wants your attention!
Parrots have captivated us during the time because of their high knowledge, exquisite hues and revering identities that essentially won’t be overlooked. Eras of parrot significant others demand that there is no preferred pet over a parrot. What parrot behaviors can prove difficult to deal with and what considerations do you need to take into account before deciding upon a parrot as a pet? Are certain types of parrots easier to handle and look after?
Is a cockatoo more straightforward to care for a parakeet or a Rainbow Lorikeet, and what about the largest in the parrot family of birds, the Macaw? Did you know that the ever so popular humble brilliant green and yellow Australian budgie is a variety of parrot?
The following tips will assist in making a decision about whether a pet parrot would make a good addition to your family or not!
Diet: A quality diet of fresh fruits, pastas, vegetables as well as nuts, vitamins, red palm oil and seeds and pellets can be costly. Your parrot will also need plenty of clean fresh water daily and do remember no dairy products what so ever, as birds are lactose intolerant
Parrot Cages: A cage alone for a parrot can cost as much or more than the bird itself. Your parrot’s cage needs to be kept clean, free from any potential hazards such as sharp points or objects and should be large enough for a few bird toys as well as room enough for your parrot to comfortably spread his wings. This means a large Macaw, Amazon or Cockatoo needs a giant sized cage.
Moderate Talkers To Those That Never Shut-Up: When considering a parrot it’s vital that you know which breeds are reluctant talkers, chatty talkers and those ones that constantly berate to the extent that you want to hide them away in a back forlorn corner well out of hearing range.
This is no laughing matter as many parrots, especially the smaller ones can solicit a scream so loud that it will make your blood boil when it won’t shut-up!
Problem Parrot Behaviors: Obviously the incessant screaming and screeching that some parrots insist on making is a serious issue that needs attention which could be a good reason to not choose a parrot as a pet if you are particularly fond of plenty of peace and quiet. Your parrot may even scream every time you leave the room.
Longevity: Some varieties of parrots can live for up to 50 years or more, which is a lifelong commitment that also needs careful consideration as these birds become much attached to their owners. Are you prepared to take on that responsibility?
You will certainly need to do plenty of research if you decide to become a parrot owner, as these creatures are not only very smart, extremely vocal and require specific routine and medical care, but they are also very social creatures that need plenty of attention, stimulation and love.
One final point to keep in mind is that despite popular belief, parrots are not domestic pets. They retain all of the natural instincts as their cousins do that live in the wild. Are you sure that you’re up for all that?
There are many species that comes under exotic birds, like kingfishers, bee-eaters, magpie, humming birds, pigeons, dove and everyone’s favorite Lorikeets etc. They do play important role in making the nature beautiful. Exotic birds are the beauty of nature; they are parallel walkers.
I used the word ‘parallel’ here because; besides living, they provide beauty to nature. Everyone has or at least had a desire to keep them along with them. They are monomorphic; both the male and female are identical.
Many people do have a hobby of having pigeons and dove and even maintain them providing with all facilities because it is widely believed that, among all exotic pet birds the most sincere and faithful are the pigeons and doves. Once they start living with human beings they begin to understand what they are seeing, they mostly try to identify with the language and action of human beings, and it is implicit that birds are punctual by their character.
The other exotic, famous and favorite pet birds are parrots, and the most common household pets among them are, King Parrot, Red Wing Parrot, Budgerigar, Cocktail and of course the Ground Parrot. They are energetic and try to learn everything. These are the birds that listen keenly, and they can hear with high frequency, and try to imitate and repeat what ever is being said to them frequently. They look at into every object and noise with great delight anyone who comes across them simply loves them.
Lorikeets are colorful and lively birds. There are six different types of lorikeets are there Rainbow Lorikeets, Blue Mountain Lorikeets, Blue Lorikeet, Green Collar Lorikeet, Swain son’s Loris and the Brest scaled lorikeets.
They can be found in Australian forests and woodlands, and they visit cities either single or in a flock. Lorikeets are often paired up for life and always seen in pairs. The slim and lean looking lorikeets look more beautiful, and these lorikeets are a combination of green, red orange and yellow colors, and their beak is dark orange.
They lay two eggs at a time and they hatched in 27 days they grow very fast and even become independent in 16 days, both male and female feed their chicks. A Rainbow Lorikeets life span is 25 to 30 years.
These birds feed largely on nectar and pollen and they can do this because they have a sharp beak and they break open the pollen. Lorikeets also feed on fruit, grains, berries, and leaf-buds, and sometimes they eat the food of human beings if offered. Lorikeets have small hairs on their tongues where the pollen sticks, if they are fed seed these small hairs are tattered down, thus this stops the bird from eating pollen. Apple, pear, grapes berries and melon are their favorite food. These birds are hollow-nesters, living in trunks of dead or living trees.