Our dog and cat companions see limited colors, but a parakeet see all the colors we do plus a few in the UV spectrum. They enjoy colorful toys, colorful ladders and a colorful assortment of veggies to eat in their bowl. Supply your parakeet with the right toys, and he will provide you with endless entertainment.
The Sun Conure is a highly popular pet bird for a couple of reasons. These playful little parrots are quick to charm hearts with their intelligent and fun personality. They love to mimic songs and dance too. With a long lifespan of up to thirty years, these lovely parrots can be a faithful companion for a family pet. As a pet they are widely available at most pet stores and not too expensive. Be prepared, this bird is one of the loudest of all parrots. They are not a good starter bird since they require a lot of consistent training, daily interaction, and constant socialization to keep them tame and well-behaved.
Yoyo is a Sun Conure, a colourful bird much like a parakeet, gifted to Janet Chin by her loving husband. “I named her Yoyo as she nods her head so much when she was a chick”, shares Chin, Yoyo’s human mom. Chin, an avid animal lover welcomes the little bird who was three weeks at the time into her rambunctious brood of five cats and a dog.
Also known as a budgie, this small bird is a member of the parrot family. Its closest relatives include parakeets, lovebirds, pygmy parrots and tiger parrots. Technically all budgies are parakeets but not all parakeets are budgies. These charming birds are natives to Australia and are popular pet birds common in households. A budgie’s natural colouring is green and yellow. Colourful budgies are usually specially bred for trade. As such, you will never find a blue budgie in the wild.
A playful bird in the parrot family, macaws are highly entertaining. Loud, colourful and large, macaws have different personalities, making them a characterful lot and naturally draw attention wherever they are. Due to their large size, macaws need spacious housing, considerable time and attention. Because macaws are long-lived, adding a macaw to the family needs to be thoroughly thought through.
Widely known as a noxious gas detector used in the coal mines of the 1800s and early 1900s to warn miners of explosions, canaries are susceptible to respiratory problems. So if miners saw any signs of illness in the birds, they would leave the grounds instantly. The canary is a bird that is native to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. Small in built and in the finch family of birds, canaries sing beautifully and live up to 14 years with proper care. Not typically a companion bird and best admired from a distance, these birds make popular pets due to their timid and docile nature.