Bird in India

Bird in India by Anonymous Hello, My husband and I are Canadian but moving to India. Once settled there, we would like to get a pet bird. After doing some initial research, we are thinking a lovebird, parakeet, or cockatiel would be best (it will be our first bird, we would like something that sings […]

A Canary with a Cat

A Canary with a Cat by Anonymous Hi, My question is: would it be cruel to get a canary if I have a cat? I don’t want the canary to be stressed out, and have no way of knowing how the cat will react to it. Does anyone have personal experience with this? Thank you! […]

Single or Double Pet Birds?

Single or Double Pet Birds? by Semih (Turkey) I am thinking of getting a Brown-Headed Poicephalus, but there is a couple (male and female) at the petshop right now, and they seem very involved with each other. I don’t want to be a bad person tearing a family apart, so here are my questions: – […]

Birds and mirrors

Birds and mirrors by Aimee (Australia) Hi I have a 1 year old cockatiel that has become attached to his mirror. I gave it to him not long after I got him so that he would have company when I was at school. He is now attached to it and I am not sure if […]

Which type of parrot is my pet?

Which type of parrot is my pet? by Aditya Singh (Allahabad, India) Hello!!! I have a pet parrot which one day came to my house and sat on my hand and was hungry. I made him my pet. I don’t know what type of parrot it is. What species is it? I found a large […]

What do parrots eat?

What do parrots eat? by Alice (Orlando, FL) I see all kinds of websites that have so much information about parrot diets, foods, products, etc. but I’d just like to know…What do parrots eat? Please just give me a simple, straight-forward answer. Thank you. Answer: Hello Alice, Great question! You’re right, it’s difficult to find […]

What bird should I get?

What bird should I get? by April (Texas) I’ve been wanting another bird to add along with my 5 Parakeets. I was thinking if I should get a Parrotlet or a Lovebird. Answer: Hi April, It’s totally up to you! Parrotlets and Lovebirds have completely different personalities. I recommend researching them both–particularly their companion qualities […]

The chained street parrot of Hanoi

The chained street parrot of Hanoi by Rudolph.A.Furtado (Mumbai, India) The red parrot of Hanoi. I had recently visited Hanoi in Vietnam and came across this colorful red parrot chained to its perch on the footpath of the main road. It was the noisiest bird on this tourist street near my hostel in the proximity […]

Strawberries for Indian Ring Neck Parrot

Strawberries for Indian Ring Neck Parrot by Asma (India) I checked your food list on the website, but I’m unable to find strawberry. Please clarify whether or not it is advisable to give strawberries to an Indian Ring Neck Parrot. Answer: Hello Asma, Yes, strawberries are fine to give your parrot. However, this fruit tends […]

Male vs Female Budgies

Male vs Female Budgies by Marianne (Santa Rosa,CA, USA) I am thinking of getting a Budgerigar, because they are not noisy, yet like to talk and cuddle. Is there any character or personality difference between a male and a female? Which would make the best pet? Many thanks. Marianne Answer: Hi Marianne, This is a […]