Animal-World’s Featured Pet for this week is: The Diamond Dove! Diamond Doves Geopelia cuneata are one of the most common doves kept as pets. People like them because of their beauty and their easy care requirements. My main exposure to them (other than through the pet store) was with a friend who bred them in her house. She had several doves,... [Read more of this article]Pet Parrot Keeping is Endangered! Bird Lover’s Please Help
Below is a letter from Susan Clubb asking for people to comment on the new proposed listing of 4 species of Macaw as Endangered and to fill out a survey on the bird(s) they own. There is much concern on how this could negatively impact these macaws in the United States, without actually helping the species in the wild. There is controversy over whether... [Read more of this article]Animal-World’s Featured Pet of the Week: The Eclectus Parrot!
Animal-World’s Featured Pet for this week is: The Eclectus Parrot! The Eclectus Parrot Eclectus roratus is one of the most beautiful and brilliant colored parrots! My primary experience with them was at the pet store I worked at, as well as visiting at various bird breeding facilities. We had several pairs come through the pet store and they... [Read more of this article]
The Osprey Photo Wiki CommonsCourtesy NASA Licensed under Public Domain The Osprey Pandion haliaetus, is a large bird of prey found by bodies of fresh water all over the world. They are raptors and their diet consists mostly of fish. They can reach 24 inches inches in length and have a wingspan that can reach up to 71 inches! Other names they go... [Read more of this article]Animal-World’s Featured Pet of the Week: The Parakeet
Animal-World’s Featured Pet for this week is: The Parakeet! Most likely, you or someone you know has owned a parakeet! They are one of the more popular of the smaller birds, for many reasons. They can learn to talk and whistle, have a shorter lifespan than many of the larger parrots, and are relatively easy to care for. While working at the pet... [Read more of this article]The Hawk-headed Parrot
Hawk-Headed Parrot“Technically I’m not a hawk – I just look like one! Another name I go by is the Red Fan Parrot.” The Hawk-Headed Parrot looks like a hawk because of it’s ability to make a ruff around its head! The Hawk-Headed Parrot has a unique ability. They can raise their neck feathers quite extensively when they... [Read more of this article]