Keeping exotic pet birds in a household surely can be beneficial. ThereÂ’s nothing like the joy of waking up in the morning to the sound of some wonderful birdsongs and feasting oneÂ’s eye on the pageantry of the birdsÂ’ plumage. These effects of keeping pets such as these birds can be therapeutic, according to some studies.
Keeping exotic pet birds in a household surely can be beneficial. There’s nothing like the joy of waking up in the morning to the sound of some wonderful birdsongs and feasting one’s eye on the pageantry of the birds’ plumage. These effects of keeping pets such as these birds can be therapeutic, according to some studies.
What’s more, acquiring these birds won’t cost that much. Parakeets, for instance, can be had as low as $10 and parrots for only as much as $300. In purchasing pets, however, it should be ensured that the bird being considered isn’t on the endangered list. Usually, these are exorbitantly priced birds. Some special permits may be needed to obtain such birds, while trade in other really rare and endangered species may be totally prohibited.
The best option is, therefore, to go for those bird species that remain in abundance in the wild or those that can be easily bred in captivity.
The diminutive member of the parrot family, lovebirds come as a popular choice for beginners in bird-keeping. Within the species of lovebirds itself, there can be several options, one of which is the Agapornis personata commonly know as the masked lovebird.
It is best to start with a couple of these birds, as they are very social. Their overall body coloration is green but they sport a yellow-collared neck and a brownish-black head. A red-orange upper breast and throat likewise makes it a colorful addition to a household.
Endless delights can likewise be provided by the blue-headed pionus. Ranging from small to medium in size, this parrot has a wonderful disposition. It is also active, inquisitive, and intelligent but at the same time quiet and calm in its cage.
Their body plumage is uniformly green, accented by a bright blue head from whence the bird derived its common name. Varying tints of pink make its throat distinctive, further adding iridescence to the bird’s coat of feathers.
For a naturally prolific bird, take the diamond dove. This bird earned its name from the white, beautiful spots which resembles diamonds it displays on its shoulder and wings.
It’s easy to keep this bird as they are hardy. They are also good breeders and even adopt the nestlings of other dove species.
Consider a Gouldian Finch bird if you have already some experience in raising exotic pet birds. Their body plumage is dominantly green, the breast purple, and the bellies yellow. These colors are more pronounced in the males.
These birds are regarded as the most colorful of all finches. Mutations have also been developed for this species, including those that are rose-breasted, yellow-headed, and white-bodied.
For a unique bird that can stand on its own against other exotic pet birds, take the hawk-headed parrot. It can mimic the look of a hawk as it has the ability to raise its colorful neck feathers when it is angry or excited. Despite this seemingly wild mien, this parrot is quite entertaining with its display of antics and colorful feathers.