Breeds - exoticbirds
| ||Cockatiels||The beautiful and captivating cockatiel is another great choice for anyone looking for a friendly and affectionate pet bird. Hailing from Australia, these birds make excellent pets when hand-fed as babies and raised in loving environments.
While they don't normally learn to talk, cockatiels are exceptionally intelligent. Many learn to mimic common household noises such as doorbells, telephones, and microwaves.
Being rather small, they don't require as much space as larger parrots. Therefore, they're easier to house and care for than many other hookbill species.|
| ||Cockatoos||If you prefer large birds but still want a pet that will be friendly, loving, and affectionate, a cockatoo may be your best bet. These beautiful birds bond very strongly to their owners and prefer to be with them all of the time, if possible.
It is imperative that you make sure that you have plenty of free time to spend socializing with your bird. Cockatoos can become depressed if they aren't given enough attention. They may resort to plucking or other destructive behavior as a result.|
| ||Parrotlets||Parrotlets have enjoyed a great surge in popularity as pets around the world. Cute, tiny, and easy to take care of, these little birds are known for having personalities that are much larger than their tiny bodies.
Those who consider a pet parrotlet must have plenty of time on their hands to play and socialize with their birds so they remain tame. However, for the right owners, parrotlets make extremely loving pets.|
| ||Hyacinth Macaws||Hyacinth macaws are the largest parrots on Earth. It may come as a surprise to some that these birds are also known as "gentle giants." Known for their friendly and sociable personalities, they love nothing more than to spend time playing and cuddling with their owners.
Due to their incredible size, it can be difficult for most people to provide proper housing for these birds. However, those who are able to meet their needs are always rewarded with an incredible relationship with their feathered friend.|
| ||Macaws ||Macaws are some of the largest, most colorful, and most popular parrots around -- but it takes a special type of person to be a suitable owner for one of these magnificent birds. They have comical personalities, yet can be very affectionate, and they get incredibly attached to their owners. Because they can live for nearly 100 years with proper care, it's an understatement to say that owning a Macaw involves a bit of a long-term time commitment. It's important for people that own Macaws to be able to spend several hours each day directly interacting with their birds so that they can thrive as happy, loving pets.|
| ||African Greys ||The African Grey Parrots are often cited as some of the most intelligent birds on Earth. It's true -- these incredible parrots have surprised everyone from casual bird owners to university researchers with their remarkable memories and emotional capacities. Because of this, anyone who adopts an African Grey needs to be certain that they will be able to spend ample time socializing with their pet each day, for many, many years. They can easily live to exceed 50, so once again, taking on a bird like this is not something that should be done without careful consideration.|
| ||Amazon Parrots ||The beautiful and entertaining Amazon Parrots have been hailed by many bird experts to be some of the best talkers. They can develop exceptionally large vocabularies, and seem to have more clarity in their speech than many other species. Lovable and sociable, they demand a lot of attention from their owners, so be sure that you have a lot of spare time on your hands if you want to own one of these birds. Amazons come in a variety of types, so if you are interested in them as a whole it would be advisable to do additional research on different Amazon species.|
| ||Cockatoos ||Cockatoos are sweet, loving, and highly intelligent parrots that hail from Australia. There are many varieties of Cockatoos, each with their own special traits and characteristics, however, almost all of them share the same affectionate nature. These birds form extremely strong bonds with their owners and can suffer intense emotional distress if they begin to feel neglected, so adopting one is not to be taken lightly. However, if you are one of the special people who's a good fit for a Cockatoo, you will find yourself with an impressive companion bird who learns readily and can be a joy to train.|
| ||Budgies ||Budgerigars, or Budgies as they are known by those who love them, pack a ton of intelligence, train-ability, and personality into a tiny package. Perhaps this is why they have consistently been among the most popular pet birds for decades! Not only can Budgies learn to talk as well as larger parrots, they can be trained to do a number of fun tricks that never fail to impress. While they do require a long-term commitment from their owners, many people find keeping Budgies rewarding as they are not as loud and do not require as much space as larger parrot species.|