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Interested in Exotic Birds? Consider Adopting

Exotic birds are so lovely that many people like to keep them as pets. They can have wonderful personalities and many of them will talk and sing. If you're done your research and you're ready for everything that's involved in keeping an exotic bird, you can narrow it down to the "adopt or buy" question. Here are some pros and cons of each method of acquiring a bird. Adoption When you adopt a bird, you go through a rescue group or take the bird from someone who is looking for a home for it. Here are some pros and cons to that approach. Pros of Adopting: * You will be doing a good deed - exotic birds have reached out-of-control numbers and many birds need homes. Also, you will give peace of mind to the person who needed a home for his or her bird. * Adopted birds may already be trained and tame. * Many times an adopted bird will come with its own supplies, such as a cage, food dishes, toys, and so forth. * The previous owner or rescue group folks can give you insights as to the bird's temperament, fav...

 


What All Aspiring Bird Owners Should Know

If you're thinking of keeping an exotic bird as a pet, there are some things you need to know. Sometimes, it's easy to get attracted to the beauty of these animals and forget the particular care they need. Here are some tips and things to consider if you're looking to keep exotic birds as pets. Finding a Vet Avian vets - that is, vets who specialize in birds - can be hard to come by. And when you do come by them, they can be very expensive. If you want to keep an exotic bird for a pet, you'll need to find out where the closest avian vet is. It may be quite a drive, which means you have less time in case of an emergency. Contact your local vets and find out who works with birds in your area. Is It Legal? Unfortunately, there is an illegal exotic bird trade going on in the so-called back alleys of the country. If you want to buy a bird from a breeder or pet store, make sure they have only birds that are bred in captivity, not captured from the wild. A pet store should have all of its sources and credentia...

 


The Colorful Spectrum of Pet Parrot Species

With some 350 different species of parrots out there you might be thinking, what are the most common types of parrots? And what makes them different from each other? Well, we have compiled a list of the ten most common types of parrots out there. You'll probably recognize a lot of the names, but now you'll know what makes them different. 1. Cockatiels. These are small parrots that come in many different colors. They are sweet, personable and easy to care for. They make a great family pet. They are good whistlers and the male cockatiels can be taught to talk. They can be very loyal birds and become very attached. Good for a first time bird owner and families with small children. 2. Love birds. Another small bird. They are quiet so suitable for apartment living, but not great for small children. They require a lot of handling to not become nippy. Contrary to what you might think it's best to only have one love bird. If you get two they will bond to each other and not you. 3. Small Parakeets. Obviously a smal...

 




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