Mynah birds are native to India, Indonesia and Ceylon. They are beautiful medium sized birds that look somewhat similar in appearance to the crow. They are part of the Starling family. Mynah birds have been kept as pets for several thousand years. They were kept by the rich and affluent in Ancient Greece and in India they were considered sacred birds and thus were honoured and treated with grea... Read more
Eclectus Parrots are native to the Solomon Islands, northeastern Australia, New Guinea, Sumba and the Maluku Islands. They are most sexual dimorphic of all parrots, with males and females being so different in their colouration that at one time they were thought to be two different types of birds.
There are at least nine sub-species of Eclectus Parrots. The New Guinea Red-sided Eclectus... Read more
Parrotlets are small parrots that are commonly found throughout South and Middle America. In the wild, they travel in flocks up to 100 birds. There are seven types of Parrotlets: Celestial, Pacific, Blue-Winged, Yellow-Faced, Green-Rumped, Spectacled, Mexican, Guiana and the Sclater's. Parrotlets are the smallest of all the parrots bred in captivity and sold as pets. In North America, the Spect... Read more
The Caiques (pronounced ki-eek) is a type of parrot. There are two types of Caiques, the White-bellied Caique and the Black-headed Caique. Both types are found in the canopy of the dense forests of South America; the White-bellied Caique usually stays south of the Amazon River, while the Black-headed Caique stays to the north. They usually live in pairs or in small groups. The Black-headed Caiq... Read more
Conures are a type of small to medium-sized parrots. There are over 40 different types of Conures, about a dozen of them are bred in captivity and kept as pets. In the wild, Conures live in Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. There are two main types of Conures, the Aratinga and the Pyrrhura. Pyrrhura Conures are the smaller of the two types and the more popular for pet... Read more
The Pionus is a medium sized parrot that is a native to Central and South America, and Mexico. There are eight different types of Pionus Parrots; however, only five of them are bred in captivity and sold as pets, the other three are only seen in the wild. The Dusky Parrot, Bronze-winged Parrot, Blue-headed Parrot, Maximilian's Parrot and the White-capped Parrot are available for sale as pets.Read more
African Grey Parrots have been kept as pets for over 4000 years. The Egyptians were the first to domesticate them, followed by the Greeks and the Romans. African Greys originally hail from the rainforests of Central and West Africa. There are two subspecies of African Grey Parrots, the Congo African Grey and the Timneh African Grey.
Due to a serious decline in the wild African Parrots p... Read more
Poicephalus are small to medium size parrots that are native to Africa. There are many different types of Poicephalus, but unlike most other families of birds, they do not share a similar name. There are nine different species of Poicephalus; the Senegal, Brown-headed, Meyer's, Jardine's, Red-bellied, Yellow-faced, Niam-niam, Ruppell's and the Cape Parrot. The Senegal, Meyers, Jardine's and the... Read more