The Best Large Parrot Perches - All Pet Birds

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Like larger macaws, the Hahn’s mini macaw is very intelligent and quick to learn vocalizations and tricks, including opening the cage door. When hand-raised, a Hahn’s macaw can make a wonderful pet. Owners will be charmed by their antics. Hahn’s are active birds, always on the lookout for something fun to chew or climb on, so watch out for your furniture and drapes. Hahn’s mini macaws are far more appropriate for children than a larger macaw is. They are easier to handle because of their smaller size, and their sweet temperament makes them less prone to nipping. However, take caution where birds and children are concerned – there is always the potential for injury on both sides.
Whether your future pet is large or small, all birds enjoy the flexibility of a large cage.
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The novice and the experienced bird owner alike will enjoy the green-cheeked conure as a pet. This bird may not be for the very beginner, though someone who has experience properly caring for a parakeet or other small bird may be ready for this easy-going bird. Green cheeks are not known to be nippy, and are particularly affectionate. Because green-cheeked conures are highly affectionate and love their owners intensely, they need an owner that is able to give them a great deal of time out of the cage. With some attention on a daily basis, even paired green cheeks will maintain their pet quality. If you don’t have another green cheek, you can pair this bird with a maroon-bellied conure, but don’t allow them to breed. The green-cheeked conure will generally live peacefully with conures of similar size, though will not readily tolerate smaller birds, and might be in danger from the aggression of a larger bird. A green-cheeked conure should be offered a nutritionally balanced manufactured diet, supplemented with fresh vegetables, fruit and healthy table foods. Conures have busy beaks, which makes Lafeber foods a conure favorite. Lafeber’s and offer balanced nutrition that appeals to a conure’s chewing needs. A green-cheeked conure can live up to 25 years or more with proper care. Huge, beautiful and brightly colored, many consider large macaws the ultimate pet birds
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When it comes to birds, too many people get in over their heads, choosing a pet who’s too large, too loud, too expensive — and ultimately, too much to handle. If your list of potential birds includes only the largest and most colorful parrots, expand your horizons and consider some other birds before you buy.Birds are beautiful, intriguing and playful. They are great pets, and if you live alone you only have to take your own desires for a pet into consideration. Families, however, need to make sure the pets they bring into the home are going to be a good match for all members of the household, even the youngest. Some of the larger, more aggressive species may not be safe enough to have around young children.Behavior and temperament, nutrition and maintenance are other things to consider before purchasing a pet bird. Do you prefer a bird that likes to be seen but not touched or do you want a pet bird that will come out of its cage and socialize? Since large birds are generally louder, messier and more demanding than smaller species, it is often recommended that novice bird owners start out with a smaller species. Some birds require special diets and some species live a very long time, so deciding to own a pet bird means committing to feeding, housing and providing veterinary care throughout their lives. All of these factors, and more, should be taken into consideration before purchasing a bird. The more research you do – the better. Choosing to live with a pet bird may mean making changes in your lifestyle that you didn't realize. However, with careful research and knowledge beforehand, owning a pet bird can be a very rewarding experience.Finally, it is important to note the growing concern amongst the bird-keeping community for the welfare of “only birds”. Almost all pet-quality birds are species that are “flock birds,” living in large social groups in the wild. It can be cruel to keep them as solitary avian members of a family which can spend only a few hours per day truly interacting with them, while leaving them alone for hours upon hours, day after day. So if you want to be a bird-keeper, please make plans to have more than one.