Birds make awesome pets. They are some of natures most beautiful creatures.Before you read more about birds, how about trying your hand at a our Parrot Puzzle?









Parakeets are such wonderful birds; that it seems every bird enthusiast has owned at least one. Bred in captivity since the 1800's, they remain popular and common as pets around the world today.

Because of their small size, they are easy to keep and care for, making them a wonderful option for children or those that lack the time required to maintain a larger bird. They are a snap to clean up after, inexpensive to feed, and can easily be kept in a small condo or apartment.

In spite of their small size, Parakeets are big on brains and personality. Many have been taught to whistle tunes and talk, and are just as intelligent as some larger bird species. With proper training and socialization, they can be a delightful addition to most any family.




Finches are so easy to care for, and make such great pets, there is no question why these small, active birds are so popular. Whether you have children, other pets, or live in an apartment, Finches can be a wonderful addition to your family.
Popular varieties of Finches include the Gouldian Finch, The Society Finch and the Zebra Finch. Indeed, Finches come in a large variety of patterns, colors and personalities. Finches tend to be very social, and are easy to house in a spacious cage with other Finches





 Canaries are a member of the finch family, native to the Canary Islands the wild canary is greenish yellow over most of their body with yellow under parts. The domestic canary comes in an array of bright colors.
Canaries can live up to 10 years. Male canaries sing better than females, although the canary may not sing as much during a molt. They do not require a great deal of attention and are suitable for beginning pet bird owners. Canaries are not social birds so will a single pet canary will be happy.




Often known as the desert birds, the Cockatiels are mainly found in Australia. Small in size with a variety of color patterns and a crest, the Cockatiels are attractive as well as friendly and easy to tame. To keep a Cockatiel happy and content as a pet, it is necessary to understand the bird. They are well-known for whistling softly and can be tamed with time. Cockatiels make great talkers. You can easily teach your Cockatiel how to speak words, phrases and songs!




Bringing a parrot home is like bringing home a new born baby. It is not easy to understand parrot behavior. Some pet parrots are very adjusting and will eat anything you serve. The bigger parrots are often stubborn and moody. They want your attention all the time and grow very loud otherwise. Parrots may be Eclectus, Senegal, Amazon, African Grey and many more. Parrot training is an art. A talking parrot can be hilarious and perform amazing tricks.




There are more breeds of Domestic Pigeon than there are breeds of dog and they all make great pets! Pigeons can be easily trained to come to your hand. Pigeon can be allowed to fly free outside and they will always return to their home! Pigeons are happiest if they are kept outside in large coops or aviaries with other pigeons. Pigeons have been known to return to their homes from distances of over 500 miles, even when released from a place they have never been before! In fact some pigeons are even specially bred to compete in races. You can learn more about keeping pigeons by contacting your local Pigeon Club.



Doves are gentle peaceful and quiet birds that never bite or screech! The most commonly kept pet Doves are Diamond Doves and Ring Neck Doves. Ringneck doves make a pleasant pet for those who would like a medium-sized bird without the time and emotional requirements of a parrot. They are excellent for gentle children and older folks.
Because the Ringneck dove is a good sized bird, its cage should measure at least 18 by 18 by 30 inches, though larger is preferable. This species should also be offered flat rather than round perches for the comfort of its feet. Like most doves, not much play behavior is usually shown by Ringnecked doves.
Doves do not have the same strong homing instinct that pigeons have! Do not let your doves fly free they will become lost and perish! Birds used for White Dove releases are specially bred white Homing Pigeons.