What Types Of Domestic Birds Are Considered Pets

types of domestic birds

Parrots can be a great choice for anyone who is interested in having an exotic pet since they are not only very loyal, but they also make very good singers as well. They do not require any kind of special housing or cage since they are extremely friendly and easy to care for.

Parrots belong to the family of songbirds, which includes different species of birds that typically feed on the seeds and or vegetation found around the home. There are seven different types of songbirds including the white-crowned crane, the black-cheeked cockatoo, the red-headed woodpecker, the purple-crowned thrush, the blue-winged teal and the yellow-collared teal. Most of these species are native to Australia, although some of them have also been found in other parts of the world. The parrots that belong to the Macaw species however are indigenous to the tropical forests of South America. Some of these species have even been known to migrate long distances to get back to their parrots’ natural habitat. If you want to buy a parrot, you must be prepared to provide them with everything they need in order to grow properly.

The Parrot

A small bird perched on a flower

The parrot you choose should have an ample amount of wings so that it can fly freely. Before buying your pet bird, you must also determine what the size of its cage should be and what kind of cage matches its needs. It is important that you provide your birds with plenty of activities such as running around to play and climbing. Your feathered friend also needs a balanced diet, since it is not able to eat the same kinds of foods that you do. Avian caregivers know that a proper diet is very important for birds to grow healthy and strong.

If you are buying Lories for pets, you should be prepared to look into their unique characteristics and personality traits. Lories have different types of behavioral patterns, which depend on their particular pairing. In the wild, Lories usually mate for life and have a loyal partner that fights for their right to mate. As a result, the male usually displays dominance over his partner which usually leads to the male parrots’ feathers being clipped or having its tail feathers cut off. This makes the bird lose its natural ability to fight.


A small blue bird perched on a tree branch

Lovebirds, on the other hand, are extremely sociable species. They love to be with people and spend most of their time sharing affection and bonding with their human companions. These kinds of birds are usually very colorful and love to display their bright colors to attract potential partners. Their lustrous feathers reflect the sunlight and so make the birds quite attractive to look at. Lories are not aggressive birds and generally maintain a tame personality that is often passed down from parents in the form of behavioral patterns and characteristics.

Parrots are another category of birds that fall under the household pets category. Parrots are also known as Cockatoos. The name itself implies that these birds belong to a different species from other domestic birds. 

A Cage

Parrot species vary widely in size with some being as small as a mouse and others being as big as an average sized bird. There are many species which can be classified in this group such as: Royal Terns, Toucans, Budgies, Cockatoos, Parakeets and Macaws.

Aside from size, there are also other important factors that should be taken into consideration when buying a pet bird. A cage must be large enough for the bird to spread its wings fully and has to have proper placement in the room. Cages should be made of materials that are hard and durable. A perch should be provided for the birds’ comfort and it should be kept in an area where there are no drafts.


Finches are a group of birds that belong to the same group as the parrots. They have beautiful plumage and are usually bred for ornamental purposes. Although these birds are usually bred to be decorative in themselves, they also make excellent pets because of their easy going temperament and ability to be trained. However, finches do require daily grooming and must have a clean environment to live in. If the cage is not cleaned on a regular basis, it can attract a lot of dirt and germs that can be harmful to these cute pets. Finches are an ideal choice if you are looking for pets that won’t break your budget.

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