Budgies are extremely popular pets in the UK. If you don’t have a budgie yourself, you probably know somebody who does. But many people may not be aware of how fascinating these little fellows really are. So, we have put together a few fascinating facts about the humble budgie.
The skies above Chaddesdon in Derbyshire are being lit up with a splash of bright colour. Bobby the Macaw flies freely around the neighbourhood but always returns home to his dedicated owner, Jonathan Li. 5 Years of Training Li has spent 5 years training his British-bred bird. He used an elasticated lead to teach his […]
Darren Chick (great name!) lost his African grey parrot Nigel and after four years had given up hope of ever seeing him again. But he was eventually reunited with his feathered friend through the bird’s microchip and the efforts of a local vet.
Amazing Parrots Their ability to talk makes parrots an endless source of fascination, not to mention hilarity. But parrots can mimic almost anything, not just human speech and they can be trained to produce their impressions on demand. Here are some parrots who have demonstrated their talents in front of the camera.
Escaped Parrot Returns Home after Dramatic Rescue Research has shown that a pet can considerably improve the social skills of autistic children. Much of this research has focussed on dogs but it has now been shown that any kind of pet can be equally beneficial. Animals are so much more than pets for those who […]
Where do Abandoned Parrots Go? Parrots and many other species of exotic birds are extremely appealing. Their bright colours, intelligence and ability to talk makes them look like the perfect pets. Unfortunately, many people acquire the birds without being aware of how demanding they can become. Parrots require a great deal of attention and they […]
Why Do Wild Birds Look Different in The Late Summer? A Hush can descend over your garden in late summer and that isn’t because there is less traffic on the roads! There always seem to be less birds about. Then, when you do see them, they can look a little odd. Don’t be concerned because […]
Focus on the Moluccan Cockatoo The Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) is instantly recognisable with its salmon pink crest and pale pink feathers. It is a beautiful bird and grows to a significant size. Also known as the salmon-crested cockatoo, this species is extremely popular with bird fanciers as it is highly intelligent and full of […]
Talking Birds – Are they Repeating Words Parrot Fashion? Parrot fashion is a rather derogatory term, at least when used to describe a person’s speech. It implies that the speaker has merely learnt to repeat specific words and does not understand what they mean. When it comes to parrots, most of us are sufficiently impressed […]
The Plight of the African Grey Parrot The African grey parrot is a much admired and much loved bird and it isn’t difficult to see why. Its striking grey and red plumage, its intelligence and its ability to speak make it a fascinating animal and an extremely popular pet. Beauty and intelligence will always be […]