Conures come in bright combinations of blue, yellow, green, orange sometimes with shades of black.
In fact, Conures are one of the most assorted commonly kept feathered companions. With over 40 plus species and countless subspecies, every house can claim a “Paulie” to its own. Their acute intelligence and amiable personality make them the unwavering favorite among bird owners. Be it a giant Patagonian Conure or a minuscule maroon bellied one, the trainability of Conures have always been a muslin territory for bird trainers. Their high adaptability and eager socialization skills have helped them develop a firm bond with their masters.
While taming a conure, the catchphrase is however, “responsible tolerance”, for the Conures are sometimes infamous for being noisy and chewing. The magnitude of their volume is directly proportional to their size. Thus a green-cheeked conure will be less noisy than a Patagonian conure. However with proper engagement and interaction both the noise and the tendency to chew can be controlled and even reduced.
Cockatoos are cuddly and lovable birds. Possessing of a sweet nature, they bond easily with their owners.
Available in varied shades of grays, inks, blacks and even deep blue, Cockatoos are social birds that love a lot of attention. Well-trained and well-loved Cockatoos are wonderful pets and tend to suffer from depressions when neglected.
Cockatoos are invariable foodies, they love food and they love variety. So make sure to add lots of colors and varied taste to their plates. They are especially fond of nuts so a nutty treat once in a while makes them really happy. Apart from these, seeds and fresh veggies are a must for its vitamin needs.
Something that you ought to keep in mind while planning to have a Cockatoo is about Feather dust. These birds produce a fine powder that facilitates preening. These powdery mass breaks down into fine dust and settles everywhere in the owner’s house. This can sometimes lead on to allergies.
Beware, Cockatoos are mess lovers. They love to toss their food and chew around. Feather Picking and self mutation is another nuisance associated with this species. However with proper attention and training, these problems can be successfully dealt with
Their name meaning ‘small parrots’, Parakeets are sensitive and cheerful birds. Highly intelligent, some Parakeets, like the Quaker species, are excellent at imitating human speech and performing tricks.
With thorough training it is possible to finger train parakeets. Before getting a parakeet for yourself take care that you choose cages that are equipped with perches. Places the cage in the right place in the house hold is another important thing you need to take care of as birds are extremely sensitive to air borne chemicals. Fill their cages with variety of toys as most important bond with your bird for at least 30 minutes every day. As far as its diet is concerned remember to give vitamin supplements in water 2 to 3 times per week.
Parakeets are known to suffer from many health problems and hence their demand on your constant attention and care is very high.
Lovebirds, as their names suggest, require your constant love and affection. Lack of proper care can turn your Lovebird into an irritating pet, given to frequent mood swings. Lovebirds bring colors of love to your life. However, besides spreading love they require your constant love and attention. They are a store house of a lot of personality in a tiny package. Being an emotional breed; they form profound bonds with their owners. However their extreme personality issues sometimes give way to territoriality, aggression and mood swings. Hand raising a baby lovebird is often considered as a wise decision.