Articles about the lives of "pet" birds in their natural habitats and about "non-traditional" "pet" birds.
Australia's Wild Cockatiels
Cockatiels, after budgerigars, are the world's most common and popular "pet" parrot. However, in the wild in their native homeland of Australia, their lives,in many ways, are literally world's apart from their selectively crossbred captive counterparts.
Naturally Wild Peach-Faced Lovebirds
Peach-Faced Lovebirds are one of the most popular "pet" birds in the world. In order to be as good as possible a caregiver for them, it is helpful, if not essential, to have an understandng and appreciation for what their lives are like in their natural surroundings in the wild.
Northern Cardinals as Pets
Northern cardinals in Mexico are relatively common "pet" birds. In that country, as are all song birds, it is legal to have caged Northern cardinals. For two major reasons I decided to obtain and be a caregiver to one. Meet Rojee el Bandido, a very special sentient being.
What are Conures?
Conures are very popular companion birds that originally come or came from the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. In the wild, they are never referred to as being conures, rather they are one of at least 105 species or subspecies of New World parrots/parakeets. What exactly is a conure?
Wild Budgies of Australia Birds Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Birds Site Map
Selectively bred budgies, throughout the world, are the most common and popular of companion/"pet" parrots. However, their ancestors, the wild budgerigars have resided virtually unchanged for at least four million years in the vast and most often harsh arid interior of Australia.
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