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PARROTS

Parrots are mainly tropical birds of the order Psitttaciformes, with a short hooked bill and strong grasping feet with two toes in front and two toes behind, which aid in grasping food and climbing. There are more than 300 species of parrots, often having vivid colourful plumage. They move around in flocks, within which they are commonly seen in pairs. Nearly all parrot species are monogamous, commonly mating for years and sometimes for life. Owing a parrot as a pet is entertaining as most of them are able to mimic the human voice. They make affectionate pets, but some species are more prone to bonding to just one person.


African Greys

African Greys

Origin :Central and West Africa.
Genus :Psittacus erithacus.
Cage Size :32 inches wide, 24 inches deep, 30 inches high.
Weight :Between 300-400gms.
Foods : Quality Parrot mix with pellets, fruit and green vegetables.
Life Span :Average 15 years and maximum.



African Grey parrots are stocky, short tailed birds extremely successful as human companions. They are famous for their intelligence and ability to communicate and mimic an extraordinary range of sounds. Needs attention, plucks feathers when neglected. Bites can be extremely painful. Colors are grey and green, accentuated by red, orange, or blue markings. There are two kinds of African greys.


The Congo and Timneh Grey. The former has a black beak, grey feathers and a bright red tail and is the larger of the two. Timneh has a horn coloured upper beak, dark grey feathers and a maroon tail. The two share similar temperaments.


Amazon Parrots

Amazon Parrots

Origin :Central and South America.
Cage Size :Cages should have adequate room for play and exercise.
Weight :Between 300-400gms.
Foods :Grains, parrot mix with pellets, fruits and green vegetables, seeds and large nuts.
Life Span :40 to 70 years

There are 27 Amazon species, 12 of which are considered threatened with extinction.  Eight of the most popular pet Amazons are among the endangered species. Highly intelligent, quickly tamed and easily adaptable to different environments, they make very good pets. They are very good at talking and imitating sounds. Colour is green, accentuated by red, blue, yellow or grey markings.

They are very social birds but can be moody at times. They need mental stimulation and attention. Yellow Fronted, The Blue Fronted, the Double Yellow Head, the Yellow Nape etc are some of the different Amazon species who are better talkers of the lot.


 
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Questions of

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 1.  Posted on : 13.4.2016  By  :  Adwitiya Das , West Bengal View Answer (1) Post Answer
 

Hi, I want to get an eagle as a pet. But I cant find where to buy a baby eagle. So please let me know the laws and procedure & place of getting the baby.

 
A1: 

Apart from indian birds you can buy any kind of bird but regarding to law where you want to buy the bird.All foreign bird we can get from large pet forms in india and also by using websites like indiamart in indiamart you can find some wholesellers and breeders

  Posted By :mahesh , Guntur | On 11.9.2016
 2.  Posted on : 24.7.2015  By  :  rahul gautam , utter pradesh india View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

I have pet RED VENTED BULBUL her tail is breaking almost . Feathers are left. What should i do?

 
 3.  Posted on : 22.3.2015  By  :  Vaishali , Mumbai, India View Answer (0) Post Answer
 

I have two pairs of lovebirds and recently I shifted them to bigger cage. But shifting they became very noisy and not ready to come down to eat. If I hand feed them than only they eat and drink. Is it because of change in their cage? I shifted them on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. They are active and if hand feed eating well. Please guide me what to do so they start eating themselves

 
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