All About Birds, bird information and bird identification with a list of bird types from pet birds and exotic birds to birds of prey and more
Safari Stan’s Pet CenterTM birds are all born in the United States and bought from breeders that are regulated by the USDA. Pet birds make great companions and excellent pets! They brighten our homes, enrich our lives and can even improve our mental and physical health. The key to bringing happiness to all members of your family is choosing the right pet bird that fits your home and lifestyle. Safari Stan’s Pet CenterTM carries a variety of birds and the food & supplies for all types of birds. Please call or stop in to see what we have as our pet stock is constantly changing.
In reality, I think if these birds are considered pet birds, we could include all wild birds in the pet bird category because people do keep all types of birds (illegal or not). I guess my question is: where is the line drawn?
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Since there are so many types of pet birds it is usually possible to find one that suits you and your life style – if you are willing to do some research. Simply walking into a pet shop and getting any bird that looks nice is not a clever way to go about. Some types of pet birds will for instance live for 50 years or more – are you ready for that type of commitment? Other types of pet birds are incredibly noisy (or adorably chatty, if you are the right person for such a bird) and can disturb their keeper as well as any neighbours. Some birds grow really big and require expensive cages or even aviaries, while others are so clever that they succumb to depression and lethargy in a boring household where they aren’t given any intricate puzzles to solve. There are also birds that must be kept in pairs or groups, especially if you plan on ever leaving them home alone. These are just a few things that you have to take into account when choosing a pet bird. All true finches belong to the family Fringillidae, but many types of pet birds from other families have the word finch in their common name since they look similar to the true finches. Two of the most commonly kept pet true finches are Zebra finch (Poephila guttata) and Society finch (Lonchura domestica). The House finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) also has a history of being kept as a pet and the populations found in Eastern and Midwestern United States hail from released and escaped pet finches. Finches are known to having strong and stubby beaks; an adaptation to a diet consisting chiefly of hard seeds. Pet birds are a cheerful addition to any home. Their chirping, cheerful songs enliven a room, and teaching a pet bird to talk can be a fun and rewarding pastime. But before you plunge in, understand that there are some drawbacks to bird ownership. Pet birds can be very messy, need different types and amounts of pet bird food and, even though they are caged, require lots of care and attention to ensure optimal pet health.The African Grey Parrot, Psittacus erithacus, is considered one of the most intelligent birds in the world. It can mimic not only human speech but a long row of other sounds as well, including the calls of other birds. Some individuals even have a documented ability to understand the meaning of words, e.g. associate the word for red with the colour red, and can use this capacity to construct sentences. The African Grey Parrot inhabits primary and secondary rainforests in West and Central Africa and needs old trees with cavities for nesting. Just like other clever types of pet bird, the African Grey Parrot must be given plenty of mental stimulation in captivity; things to investigate and puzzles to solve; otherwise it will become bored and depressed.