Showing posts tagged loro.
x

birdsbirdsbirds

Got a question? I'd be happy to help any way I can!   I would love to see a photo of your bird   Interesting Links   

This blog is here mostly to inform and help you tae an adequate decision on which kind of bird to adopt into your home.

I am no expert but I am very very interested in parrots and such, and am willing to help out as much as I can if you have any questions!

Also, none of the pictures posted are my property unless I claim otherwise. If you do not want a picture you took to be on this blog just send me a message and i'll be more than happy to take it down.
Parrotlet

Species name: Forpus coelestis

About: Parrotlets originate in Peru and Equador. They are the smallest known breed of parrots, and also known as pocket parrots. There are several color mutations of Pacific parrotlets now available although they are very expensive compared to normal green birds. Currently, there are blue, cobalt blue, yellow (both American and European varieties), fallow, lutino, albino, white (also American and European), olive or dark factor green and blue-fallow (blue with red eyes). However, their colouring doesn’t affect their personalities.

personality: Although these guys are tiny, they have the personality of a large macaw. As they say, good things come in small packages. Even if you get a hand-fed and weaned parrotlet, they are likely to be quite feisty. However they are very friendly playful birds who will form a strong bond with their owner. These animals are perfect appartment pets because they are one of the few parrot species that do not know how to scream. They have a very soft voice and some don’t make a peep! However parrotlets can get jealous and aggressive around other birds (though they will decide whether they will be jealous to you or to the other birds) so if you get a parrotlet it’s reccomended to not get a pair, unless you plan on breeding them.

Diet requirements: Being very active, parrotlets need lots of food for their small size. They eat more than lovebirds or cockatiels. Parrotlets can eat a good-quality small hookbill or cockatiel seed mix with sunflower or a pellet diet instead of seeds. However if they are on a pellet diet make sure to feed them seeds a few times a week. Daily soft foods are also essential — cooked grains, chopped veggies, leafy greens, sprouted grains, whole-grain breads, fruits, etc. are all highly recommended. 

cage size: Again, although parrotlets are tiny and CAN get by in one of the smaller cages, but I would reccomend a cage which is 24” long 16” high, and 14” deep.

talking ability: Some parrotlets will never learn to talk, while others chatter away. It depends on the individual.

experience requirements: low-medium

time requirements: Parrotlets don’t bond to the person who feeds them but the person who spends more time with them. Daily interaction is key (half an hour a day should do) but the more the better!

price range: the price has a massive range varying on the colour mutations, but the common green parrotlet costs anything between $75-300. The more rare parrotlets (green rumped) can cost up to $800 or more!

— 2 years ago with 16 notes
#parrot  #parrots  #parrotlet  #pocket parrot  #forpus coelestis  #bird  #birds  #profile  #loro  #vogel  #Papegei 
cute as a button! A popular trick to teach a parrotlet is to lay upside down in its owners hand.

cute as a button! A popular trick to teach a parrotlet is to lay upside down in its owners hand.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#parrot  #parrotlet  #trick  #bird  #birds  #loro  #pajaro 
Sun Conure

Species Name: Aratinga Solstitialis Solstitialis

About: As juveniles their coloring is a muted olive green, which serves as a defense mechanism in the wild.  When they mature, at approximately one year old, their coloring is a brilliant rainbow of yellow, red, orange, blue and green and are often considered the most beautiful of the Conures. Native to northeastern south america, so Brazil to Venezuela.

Personality: Sun Conures are attention-loving birds who make an excellent, playful partner when given the socialisation they need. When their needs are not met, they will let you know with a loud, piercing shriek and will often develop behavior problems (such as destructive behavior) if not socialised enough. They like to be held and cuddled and enjoy the attention of other birds. They are very intelligent and easy to train.

Diet Requirements: Grains, breads and cereals should make up about half of your Sun Conure’s diet. Fresh vegetables should be 45% of your bird’s diet and the last bit should be fresh fruits. It is important to offer your conure fresh water several times a day, too.

Cage Size: 

 20 x 20 x 24 inches is a bare minimum
Talking Ability: Poor. Sun conures can learn a few words but hardly vocalise so they will whistle them. They find great entertainment in imitating familiar sounds such as the doorbell or the telephone

Experience Requirements: low

Time Requirements: half an hour of supervised out-of-cage playtime would do your sun conure good, plus another half hour of love and attention to keep them emotionally happy and tame

Price Range: $150-800

— 2 years ago with 1 note
#sun conure  #conure  #parrot  #bird  #birds  #pet  #pets  #pet bird  #pet birds  #Sonne Conure  #Vogel  #Papegei  #loro  #pajaro  #profile