Out of the thousands of parrot types that live on this planet there are six that immensely popular as household pets. Visit http://www.ParrotTrainingSecret.com/parrot-type/ for more parrot information.
With a beak like a Swiss Army knife and a brain just as sharp, New Zealand’s Kea parrot makes light work of breaking into a wheelie bin weighed down with heavy logs as it goes in search of food. Visit www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos and watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Earth YouTube channel here www.youtube.com
Parrot Behavior Do’s and Don’ts – as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Hi, my name is Katie and I work at The Golden Cockatoo in Deerfield Beach, Florida and I am here to discuss with you some do’s and don’t’s of parrot behavior, and I am going to start by using my two birds here, Dewey and Eddie. First off, what I am going to talk to you a little bit about is shouldering a bird. Now, a baby bird should never be shouldered. An older bird that is well-trained on step-up is okay to shoulder. Eddie is a 12 year old bird and Eddie shoulders with me, with no problem. When I am comfortable to go “step-up”, Eddie gives me his foot, and I take him off. Then I know that is a well-behaved bird than can always shoulder with me. Now Dewey on the other hand, is a 15 year-old. Step-up, Dewey. Dewey is a 15 year-old Severe Macaw and Dewey is my bird also. However, Dewey sometimes gets a little attitude with me, and if I go step-up, sometimes she will come up, but sometimes she will give me a little beak, like she just did. So Dewey is not a bird that I will always put on my shoulder, especially if there is a lot of commotion around. Now, there are certain ways that you can touch a bird, that is appropriate, and is healthy for the bird, other ways that can be too stimulating for the bird. My birds personally do not like a lot of head-touching, they like a little bit more right under this part of the wing on the body. You never want to rub underneath the feathers on the back of the …
There are Roughly 370 different species of parrot have been scientifically described. The most common types of parrots can be grouped under the following heads: PARROTS: Parrots are a very popular group of birds. Parrots are intelligent animals that depend on some degree of socialization and will not be good pets unless they are taught and patterned to be good pets. MACAWS: Macaws are flamboyant, colorful, intelligent and captivating birds. However, like ill-trained children, macaws can be a major embarrassment if they are not well trained. CONURES: 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: Cockatoos make wonderful pets because of their sweet nature. Cockatoos love to be cuddled and bond very easily with their human owners. PARAKEETS: Parakeets have as many variations of their breed as there are varieties of their color. ‘Parakeets’ actually means “small parrots”. COCKATIELS: Cockatiels are ideal for the first time pet owner. They are characteristically happy and cheerful birds, never moody or demanding. BUDGIES: 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