The Top 10 Best Pet Birds - Petcha

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One of the all-time best birds to breed is the (Melopsittacus undulatus), also known as the budgie or parakeet. These lovely little Australian birds have been the mainstay in the pet bird market for decades. They are an ideal bird for someone just starting out in bird ownership or bird breeding. They have enormous personality but are small enough to not be too noisy or deliver serious bites. Their normal vocalizations are pleasant chirps and chatter, and many males learn to speak.
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While larger parrot breeds such as macaws and cockatoos are beautiful and smart pets, they can be "difficult and demanding to live with," according to the Humane Society. The larger the bird, the louder it can be, and large breeds require a great deal of care and are prone to behaviors that aren't as friendly, such as screaming and biting. For the sake of the birds' well-being and your sanity, it's best to leave these parrots to experienced parrot owners. Apr 27, 2015 - Parrot is a very popular bird around the world and also preferred as one of the best pet bird around
Photo provided by FlickrJun 1, 1998 - Like lovebirds, parrotlets kept as a single bird, (or at least in separate cages if you have more than one) make the best pets
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Choosing a “Best First Bird” from the hundreds of captive bred species is very challenging because personalities vary so much among the same species. The qualities you seek in a pet should guide your decision. For example, do you want a quiet bird, one you can interact with, or a pet to observe in a large flight cage with a mate? Bearing that in mind, today I’d like to introduce you to my hands-down favorite parrot, the Gray Cheeked Parakeet or Pocket Parrot (Brotogeris pyrrhopterus). Also known as the Orange-Winged Parakeet, this delightful bird is an excellent choice for those new to parrot keeping and without the space needed for large species. And trust me, its attractiveness will not dim as you gain experience, for those of us who started out keeping these little guys remain enamored of them decades later. No doubt my experienced readers will have other favorites; your thoughts will be of great value to novices, so please share your experiences by posting below. Please also post below if you’d like advice on choosing your first finch or softbill.Pet Amazon parrots are affectionate and highly intelligent, and they have a playful streak. They can also be temperamental and noisy if not trained properly. Because of their intelligence, they get bored easily if you don’t provide stimulating activities and variation in their routines, such as training them to do tricks or teaching them to talk or sing. Blue-fronted Amazons are considered the best talkers of the Amazon family; the double-yellow-head and yellow-naped species following closest behind. Hand-raised, young birds make the best pets, especially if you’re a beginning bird owner; otherwise, you may inherit some bad behaviors, such as screaming, biting and shyness, which can be difficult to break in an adult bird. Typically, Amazons are more interactive and affectionate toward their owners if they are raised singly, so unless you plan to breed and raise them, it's best to just have one in your home.The ease with which Gray Cheeked Parakeets adjust to human companionship is my primary reason for recommending them to folks without parrot-keeping experience. Within their native range, it is said that even wild-caught adults make fine, handle able pets. Captive born youngsters, even if not hand-raised, offer new owners the best chance of obtaining a friendly, hands-on companion. One may even be able to train an adult that has little human contact…a virtual impossibility with many other species.Share these Products with Your Feathered Friends
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Doctor Hess: So many, many different kinds of birds talk, but there are certainly species that talk better than others. Probably at the top of the list is the African Grey Parrot. We all remember Alex, a very famous African Grey who had a vocabulary of, I think of over 600 words. And other birds, too, Cockatoos can speak well, Amazons can speak well, even some of the smaller pets can speak well, like Budgies, or Parakeets. I actually knew one that spoke English, Spanish and Hebrew, it was pretty amazing coming from a little teeny bird. So really, it's just about teaching the birds to speak, and how do we do that?

Sarah: A lot of it is repetition. Walking by the bird everyday, saying the same thing to them everyday. Reinforcing it when you say it to them, making it a positive experience. Or even if they start trying to say it repeat it back to them, so that they are reminded of what they're trying to say. And maybe do one word, or phrase at a time. Don't try to teach them too much at once. They may get confused, and then jam a whole bunch of things together and you'll end up with just garble. But just repetition, repetition, repetition is the best way.

Q: Absolutely, I mean, many, many species of Parrots can talk, and I think it's a matter of persistence, being patient. Certainly talking is a great feature to have in a pet. I don't know of any other pets that can actually do that. Certainly birds are unique in that way. So if you want a pet that talks, a bird should be right for you.