Learn All About ParrotsPopular as the most colorful group of birds and as wonderful, cute pets, the Parrots or Psittacidae Family endears to us all. From desert interiors of Australia to Indonesian islands, South American countries to Africa, the Psittacidae family is found in great numbers around the globe.
Their wide-spread availability, coupled with a social and intelligent personality, has made them loving domestic pets for centuries.
Found in multi-colors of yellow, green, blue, white, red and combinations of two or more of these colors, Parrots have rightly been called 'winged rainbows'.
Parrots are intelligent birds that thrive on socialization and training to be good pets and bond with their owners. Parrots may often appear as complicated animals, their emotions as complex and varied as of humans. Lack of love and affection can lead to health and behaviour problems in your Parrot. Hence, bonding and spending quality time is essential.
Give your Parrot food that is varied in color, shapes, textures and sizes. Proteins, vegetables rich in Vitamin A, whole grains and carbohydrate rich foods are beneficial for your Parrot.
No one Parrot is same as the other. They all have different needs. As an owner, you must ensure that, to have a healthy and happy Parrot, you cater to all its needs.
All Parrot species can be grouped under the following heads:Macaws add color to your life. They are flamboyant, intelligent and colourful personalities. Owing to their captivating beauty and engaging personality, they have been kept in captivity for centuries. Feed your Macaw the right diet to maintain that healthy and bright bundle of colors.
Ill-trained Macaws can be an embarrassment to the family. Ensure that you impart proper training to your Macaw.
Macaws can be found in varied colors and combinations of blue, gold, red, green, scarlet and even shades of burgundy and black!
Friendly and peace loving, the Conure possess a playful personality teamed with a sweet temperament. Strong in mind but tender birds needing gentle care, Conures are affectionate birds, which require proper training to live among its human family.
Conures come in bright combinations of blue, yellow, green, orange sometimes with shades of black.
Cockatoos are cuddly and lovable birds. Possessing of a sweet nature, they bond easily with their owners.
Available in varied shades of grays, inks, blacks and even deep blue, Cockatoos are social birds that love a lot of attention. Well-trained and well-loved Cockatoos are wonderful pets and tend to suffer from depressions when neglected.
Their name meaning 'small parrots', Parakeets are sensitive and cheerful birds. Highly intelligent, some Parakeets, like the Quaker species, are excellent at imitating human speech and performing tricks.
Parakeets are known to suffer from many health problems and hence their demand on your constant attention and care is very high.
Lovebirds, as their names suggest, require your constant love and affection. Lack of proper care can turn your Lovebird into an irritating pet, given to frequent mood swings.
Available in varied colors and their combinations, Lovebirds add warmth and fun in your life.
Parrotlets or 'miniature parrots' are intelligent and energetic birds. Amiably disposed, these birds demand your constant love and attention. Often projecting comical behavior patterns, Parrotlets rarely scream and hence make wonderful pets.
Ideal pets for first time bird owners, Cockatiels are cheerful birds, which are rarely demanding or moody. They are the darlings of the house and help create a happy home environment with their sweet personalities. Well-groomed and well-trained Cockatiels endears most as pets.
Cockatiels suffer their share of health problems and need your utmost care and attention.
Mostly available in green and yellow, Budgies or Budgerigar are gentle and entertaining personalities. Budgies are sensitive birds that enjoy play.
Budgies have distinctive personalities. Some are sensitive while others are mischievous. Powers of mimicry, amusing antics and a delightful nature make Budgies wonderful and endearing pets.
The Psittacidae or Parrot Family has as many as 352 existing members and s still growing in the numerous sub-species, added at regular intervals.
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