The Crazy Caique

Caique – Strange name for a parrot isn’t it. The correct pronunciation of Caique is: “ky-eek” or “kah-eek.” Yes, this word also means a sailing vessel and darned if we know what that has to do with birds (not to be confused with Kayak). They are intelligent, curious, stubborn, affectionate, fearless and devoted. They are […]

Green Cheeked Conure

Green Cheeked Conures are small, intelligent little birds that hail from South America. They tend not to be as noisy as other Conure species and are quite affectionate. The love to play with foot toys and use their feet as their hands in most anything they do. Five-Oh even knows how to use tools for […]

The Derbyan Parakeet

The Derbyan Parakeet (Parrot) is an absolutely gorgeous bird with its many shades of violet and blue standing out from the striking black collar and multi-green colors of its main body. Derbyans make excellent companions when only one is chosen, because they are naturally shy and prefer the company of other birds, if given a […]


There are many, many colors of lovebirds, nine of which are natural species, native to Africa. The rest are color mutations effected by breeders. There is no difference in personality, just color. They are a happy, cavorting little bird who would rather whistle and chatter than talk human, but; some do learn human language when […]

Ruby Macaw

Ruby Macaws are a hybrid cross between a Scarlet Macaw and a Green-winged Macaw and are simply gorgeous. Hybrids are usually bred for color rather than personality, so their characteristics can be uncertain. The Ruby Macaw first reminds us of a Green-winged Macaw, but is distinguished by the bright yellow and orange feathers scattered across […]

Black Capped Lory

The Black Capped Lory is a medium sized stocky bird with a short, slightly rounded tail. It is the second largest of the Lories. These birds typically form very strong bonds with there owners, a characteristic consistent with their wild habits of bonding only to one or two other birds. The Black Capped Lory is […]


Cockatiels are in the Cockatoo Family and hail from Australia. Unlike their larger cousins, they are not as prone to screaming behavior. Cockatiels have the propensity for large vocabularies and a talent for learning whistle light hearted tunes. The bird pictured above is a Normal Gray Cockatiel (the original coloring of a wild Cockatiel, but; […]

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo

The Major Mitchell’s or Leadbeater’s Cockatoo is often kept as a pet bird, but; unfortunately, it is one of the less suitable and more expensive pet cockatoo’s that can be chosen as a pet. They are a joy when they are young and hand-raised; but, they often become aggressive as they mature, and many end […]