Type: Senegal Parrot
Weight: 120 grams
Height: 9 inches
Age: 12 years
Type: Cape Parrot
Weight: 330 grams
Height: 13 inches
Age: 10 years, 4 months
Type: Blue & Gold Macaw
Weight: 850 grams
Height: 26 inches
Age: 8 years
List of Common Parrots:
Monk Parakeet (Quaker Parrot)
Green Rumped Parrotlet
Blue Winged Parrotlet
Dusky Billed Parrotlet
Yellow Faced Parrotlet
Peach Faced Lovebird
Lilian's (Nyasa) Lovebird
Black Cheeked Lovebird
Red Faced Lovebird
Lories and Lorikeets
Cherry Headed Conure
Blue Crowned Conure
Green Cheeked Conure
Black Headed Caique
White Bellied Caique
Red Bellied Parrot
Brown Headed Parrot
Congo African Grey (CAG)
Timneh African Grey (TAG)
Blue Fronted Amazon
Yellow Naped Amazon
Yellow Headed Amazon
Orange Winged Amazon
Yellow Crowned Amazon
Galah (Rose Breasted) Cockatoo
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Bare Eyed Cockatoo
Red Shouldered (Hahn's) Macaw
Blue And Gold Macaw
Blue Throated Macaw
Red Fronted Macaw
Green Winged Macaw
Glossary of Common Parrot Terms
Wednesday August 4th, 2010
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Posted on August 4, 2010 04:46AM
You're lucky you have a parrot store. The San Francisco Bay area is pathetic with finding a large volume of toys, playgrounds, etc. Luckily there are a couple of large bird fairs a year where you can get a decent selection.
Posted on August 4, 2010 07:13AM
I agree with Shonta. There are only a couple of bird stores around here, and none of them are very good. I go to the birdmarts to get some things that I can't find anywhere else. I don't like Petsmart or Petco as far as selection of Parrot toys and equipment. Besides, it just kills me to go in there and see the poor birds they have that are kept in isolation. So sad.
Michael, I absolutely love this video and the article. I never would've thought about the immune building experience. Now that you brought it to my attention, it really makes perfect sense.
Seeing that baby Grey reminded me of when Ozzy was a couple months old. All parrots are so cute when they're babies. I love to watch them as they drink in the world around them. They sure do soak it up.
Thanks again for your videos. I don't know how you do it. I know it takes time to make them, edit them, and post them. And that doesn't even count the time to write up the editorials.
BTW, who's your camera man? Pretty great to have somebody available to go on outings with you to film the progress of your birds. Whoever it is does a great job.
Posted on August 4, 2010 03:10PM
I am totally jealous of people with good petshops! All we have is a small Petsmart. If I drive for an hour I get to a small petshop that carries about 5 birds at a time. I could drive for the 3 hours to the only Parrot shop in the state, but I'd rather order from their online store lol!
Posted on August 5, 2010 02:00AM
It truly is pathetic Ginger. I really can't go into a Petco or Petsmart type of place. The conditions those birds are in is dismal at best. Breaks my heart. I wish I could rescue them all! The clerks don't know sh*t about proper bird care and they could care less. I think like adopting a kid it should be the same way with birds or any animal. Be committed and learn the right way for the poor thing that you are bringing home, especially birds who can live so long! We have an organization in N. Cali called Micaboo bird rescue. They have a website of birds that they've rescued. Some have such sad stories from people who didn't know what they were getting in to.
Posted on August 5, 2010 02:29AM
I acually have a good petsmart, all the employees have pets and are knowledgable about them, the fish and birds and rodents are kept in good condition and it is a very clean diesease free enviorment. So.....
Posted on August 5, 2010 03:30AM
Yeah ours is pretty awesome on cleanliness and knowledge... it's just the lack of products that suck.
Posted on August 5, 2010 03:59AM
I have two of them on the same plaza, so one usually has no animals but a huge selection of products and the other has an entire wall of fish( ), large adoption centers for dogs and cats, and a huge thing of birds, reptiles and rodents. All the birds are fairly socialized(I can hold almost any of them with no bites), the fish are all healthy, and so on, so on. I am pretty satisfied with my petsmarts.
In fact I was suprized to hear so many complaints about other ones.
Posted on August 5, 2010 02:13PM
I think it is probably because of where they are located.
You know I hear people complain about Walmart all the time, but ours is always clean and nice and well stocked and the people are friendly and... I really think it has to do with where you live.
Posted on August 5, 2010 06:28PM
Yeah. Our wal-mart has a subway and a mcdonalds right next to each other
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Posted on August 7, 2010 01:55AM
I hope you don't take this the wrong way but....The picture with your freezer full of bird food reminded me of the Tweety and Sylvester episode where Granny takes them to a cabin in the winter and they get snowed in and every cupboard and the fridge and freezer all had bird seed but no cat food!! you are too young to remember it I am sure.