The lovable and cuddly Umbrella Cockatoo

General Info: The Umbrella Cockatoo, native to Indonesia, is a large, gorgeous, white parrot. On this bird, the underside of the wings and the tail have feathers of a delicate yellow color. The tail feathers are short and squared at the end. The beak and feet of this bird are a wonderful contrast to the […]

Senegal Parrot

Senegal Parrots give you the best of all worlds in a companion bird. They are independent, a tad persnickety at times, but; not big biters, they talk and whistle well, with training, even though they have a raspier voice than most parrots. They love, love, love to chew, so make sure they have plenty of […]

Scarlett Chested Parrot

The scientific name for this bird is Neophema Splendida. I am unable to pronounce or understand Latin words, but the last part of the name is easy to read. Splendida is obviously a description of how splendidly beautiful this bird is. Truly a bird of the rainbow. With pretty much every bright eye catching color […]

Rosellas Parakeet

Of the two different species of Rosellas pictured here (Eastern on the left and Crimson on the right) the Crimson is said to make the best family member. There are several species of Rosella in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand and many color mutations have been developed by Avian Husbandry folks; but we will concentrate […]

Rose-faced Parrot

The Rose-faced parrot is native to a small portion of South America. Their range covers portions of Colombia and Ecuador. They live in areas heavily forested. A tall thick tropical forest is where you will likely find this bird. They are hard to spot as their green coloring help them blend very well into their […]

Ringneck Doves

You may have seen this common dove in pet stores. It’s a very smooth looking bird with soft features and a very graceful demeanor. It is well known as a good natured bird, friendly to humans and easily tamable. The Ringneck dove originated in Africa and has been domesticated for many hundreds of years. Actually, […]

Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo

The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is a very large, regal looking bird. Measuring a staggering 2 feet in length weighing as much as 2 pounds, this bird is not only huge, but it is also beautiful, with a bold, shiny black covering. The feathering on the male is entirely black except for his dark red tail […]


The Red-Bellied Parrot is considered to be the best talkers and most outgoing of the Poicephalus Species. Their vocabulary can become immense and they are never shy about telling strangers all the words that they know. (A prime example of why we should only use “good” words around our fids. Like others in this Order […]

The Quaker Parrot or Monk Parakeet

This BIG BIRD in a LITTLE PACKAGE, OFFERS EVERYTHING A COMPANION BIRD LOVER EVER WANTED AND MORE.  Because I speak with a very prejudicial pen, I am not going to fill this column with my “praise prolific” for these little guys. Instead, I am going to refer your directly to where you will find […]


The Princess of Wales Parakeet was named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who later married the Prince of Wales Edward the VII and she eventually became the Queen of England. Not only are these gorgeous birds regal in stature, they are absolutely gorgeous in color (there are several color mutations that have been developed by […]