Birds for sale,the world is inhabited with over 9000 species of birds. They are natural wonders of song, color, flight and display. With so many diverse types of birds, learning about them is an exciting adventure.
Our website carries a wide array of avian species from pet birds to exotic birds. Each bird guide offers bird information, starting with where they are found and their background, followed with their habitat, behaviors and bird care.
There are loud birds and quiet birds, show birds and shy birds. Some birds are active and playful, some will talk, and others will sing. There are also birds that simply do best in flocks, and these make great aviary birds.
Choosing a pet bird is a composite of many factors. If you are considering keeping one as a pet, gather bird information. Start with learning how to identify birds and their different characteristics. A basic understanding of the different types of birds gives you a good idea of which birds are best suited as pets. This in turn will help you determine which kinds of birds will fit best into your life.
Our list of bird types for sale covers a wide array of avian species from pet birds to exotic birds. Each bird guide offers bird information, starting with where they are found and their background, followed with their habitat, behaviors and bird care. Pictures of birds are provided with each bird guide to help in choosing a pet or aid in bird identification.
What you need to know about our Birds for sale
Bird Characteristics: Perhaps the most striking thing about birds is that they come in all colors and in many sizes. Smaller birds are usually less expensive and their enclosures and play areas take up less space. Large birds need a lot more room and are more expensive to buy and maintain. The sizes of birds varies greatly. Your pet can be a large bird like a macaw or cockatoo. It can be a medium large bird like the Amazon parrots, African Greys, or pigeons. You may want a moderate, medium sized bird like one of the conures, Ringneck Doves, or some of the bigger parakeets. Or you may want to start small, with a less expensive bird.
The many different colors birds come in is definitely intriguing as well. Fortunately color doesn’t usually take any special consideration unless you get a bird that needs color feeding, like a red-factor canary, which needs special red foods to keep its coloring strong.
Bird Families: An incredible thing about birds is that they are not all built the same. Because they are not built the same, different groups of birds or bird families have specialized traits that can be very desirable. Some people love talking parrots and others love the song of the canary. There are also people who love developing and showing different types of birds like canaries, pigeons, or even chickens. Other people enjoy working with birds of prey in the sport of falconry.
Bird Species: You’ll find that each of the different bird families, or groups of birds, will have a shared set of normal behaviors. This bird information is helpful in determining the traits that you want in your pet. However, each individual bird, though still having the characteristics of its group, also comes with its own unique characteristics and temperament. But because each bird is unique, you could find your bird being a better talker than its group. Conversely you may choose a pet bird whose group is among the best of talkers, and your particular bird may only say a few phrases or not talk at all.
Speech and Sound
One of the most endearing traits of birds for many people is their ability to talk or mimic noises. Vocal ability varies among species, some are loud, others more quiet; some can learn to speak a human language, while others might only speak bird. Our Pet Bird Selector classifies birds into four categories: vocal communicator, chatterer, whistler, and relatively quiet. Some species fall into more than one category. Only one species is considered relatively quiet: the Vasa parrot.
Possibly the best mimics of human speech are African greys, Amazons, budgies, myna birds, Indian ring-necked parakeets, and Quaker parrots. However, just because a species is known to be a “talker” doesn’t mean that a specific bird will talk. All birds are individuals.
Most species are noisiest at dawn and dusk or when wanting to make contact calls with their flock (which could be you, the owner!).
Personality and Behavior of birds
Birds can be loud or quiet, boisterous or reserved, problem-solvers or laid-back. Sound contradictory? That’s because parrots are individuals with individual personalities. Some generalities among species are recognized, but keep in mind that any bird can be the exception to a generalization.
Before jumping into species generalizations, differences also exist based on age. Young and immature birds that are cute and cuddly can become more demanding or even aggressive when they mature and breeding season arrives. And older birds might turn standoffish or needy, depending on the changes that occur as they age.
Feathers are highly evolved scales seen in all birds. Birds, in fact, have scales on their feet, a clear indication of their close relationship to reptiles.They offer a variety of functions, ranging from providing warmth to aiding in the ability to fly. Most birds shed their feathers, or molt, once or twice a year. Contour feathers aid in bird flight and generate a streamlined body shape. Warmth is provided by soft, fluffy feathers. Loft is provided by flight feathers present on the wings and tail. Male birds use their feathers to attract mates as well.