Birds! All types of birds are incredibly fascinating and have captured our imagination since the earliest times!

The world is inhabited with over 9000 species of birds. They are natural wonders of song, color, flight, and display. With so many diverse types of birds, learning about them is an exciting adventure.

Our list of bird types covers a wide array of avian species from pet birds to exotic birds. Each bird guide offers bird information, starting with where they are found and their background, followed with their habitat, behaviors, and bird care. Pictures of birds are provided with each bird guide to help in choosing a pet or aid in bird identification.


Click to learn about African Grey Parrots

– The best talkers of the bird world! The African Grey makes a wonderful pet bird that are easily tamed and very sociable

Click to learn about Amazon Parrots

– Amazon Parrot bird guides for all types of Amazon birds. Parrot pictures, information and bird care for keepimg pet Amazon parrots

Click to learn about Caique Parrots

– Caiques…a lot of intelligence and energy in a small package! These clowns of the parrot world are constantly playing and on the move

Click to learn about Canary Varieties

– Canaries are some of the most colorful birds and a favorite pet. These little birds have a beautiful song and are ideal for small homes or apartments

Click to learn about Cockatiels

– Cockatiels are gentle endearing pets with so many positive traits, its hard to choose what makes them great! Social, playful, talkers, love people…

Click to learn about Cockatoos

– Cockatoos… the lovers of the bird world! The friendliest birds, but with an incredible need for attention!

Click to learn about Conures

– Conure parrots are always playful and full of antics. All types of conures can be noisy, but they are loved for their beauty and good dispositions!

Click to learn about Doves - Pigeons

– Universal symbols of peace, love, and tranquility! They are great companions and easy to keep

Click to learn about Lories and Lorikeets

– These are very playful birds with with great personalities, and they can be very good talkers!

Click to learn about Lovebirds

– Lovebirds are delightful little parrots! Found in a rainbow of colors, they love to be playful and mischievous!

Click to learn about Macaws
– The most colorful parrots are the beautiful exotic macaws; large macaws, mini macaws, and hybrid macaws are favorite pet birds and intelligent show birds
Click to learn about Parakeets
– All Types of Parakeets are flock birds, very social with each other and with people. They are colorful, active, love attention and make wonderful pets!
Click to learn about Parrot species

– Looking for a unique parrot? There are so many different types of parrots… Eclectus, Hawk-Headed, Senegal, Red-Bellied, Parrotlets, Meyers… and more!

Click to learn about Pionus Parrots

– Great choice for beginners! Usually quiet, undemanding, affectionate… and they seldom bite!

Click to learn about Types of Finches

– Hassle-free little companions! Small, quiet, easy to care for and ideal for small homes or apartments


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That cooing sound… where is it coming from? It sounds like a dove, but maybe it’s a pigeon!

Doves and pigeons are so common, that people often see them. Flocks of large pigeons will be hanging out in parks, shopping malls, and ball fields, always on the look-out for a tasty snack left by a . . .

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Bird care for different types of birds:

Animal-World bird guides provide information on large parrots such as amazons and macaws as well as small parrots such as parakeets, lovebirds, finches, canaries, doves and other hard bills and soft bills like toucans. The list of bird types is expanding into water birds, wild birds, birds of prey and more.

Pictures of each type of bird are provided within each bird guide. These not only help with bird identification, but aid in choosing pet birds. The bird guides also have in-depth bird information, covering everything from their native place of origin and when first scientifically described, the habitats and behaviors of each species, and the bird care needed to keep them as a pet.

Keeping pet birds or exotic birds provides a very personal and rewarding experience. One of the richest experiences you can have is bonding with a pet bird. That moment when you and your bird connect is not only extraordinary, but lasts throughout your relationship. Birds have an incredible memory, and once you’ve been chosen, you have a friend for life.

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