Category Archives: Parrot Profiles

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Moluccan Cockatoo – Profile & Care Guide

Common name: Salmon-crested Cockatoo, Moluccan Cockatoo Latin name: Cacatua moluccensis Length: 40 – 50 cm (15.6 – 19.5 inches) Weight: 775 – 935g (27.1 – 32.7 oz) Life Span: 40-60 years Origin: Native to south Moluccus and eastern Indonesia Noise Level: Shrill screech with quavering notes, out-volume any other bird, and are extremely loud. Food, Toys, Cages & Accessories suitable for Cockatoo’s. INTELLIGENCE Moluccan […]

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Cockatiel – Profile & Care Guide

Common name: Cockatiel Latin name: Nymphicus hollandicus Length: 29-33 cm (11-12.9 in) Weight: 80-100g (2.8-3.5 oz) Life Span: 15 to 20 years Origin: Australia Noise Level: Moderate. Males usually sing to attract a mate or at the beginning and end of the day, while females chirp to get the attention of their owner or mate. […]

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Budgie (Budgerigar) – Profile & Care Guide

Common name: BUDGERIGAR (Budgie) Latin name: Melopsittacus undulates Length: 18-20 cm (7-7.8 in) Weight: 22 – 32 gr (0.8-1.1 oz) Life Span: 6 – 18 years Origin: Central and Southern Australia Noise Level: Quiet warbling to sharp chattering, quiet screech Buy: Food, Toys, Cages & Accessories suitable for Budgie INTELLIGENCE In spite of their small […]

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Patagonian Conure – Profile & Care Guide

Common name: Patagonian Conure Latin name: Cyanoliseus patagonus Length: 45cms/18 inches Weight: 256 – 281 grams Life Span: 20 – 30 years Origin: South-central Argentina, Chile and Uruguay Noise Level: Very noisy Intelligence These birds are quite intelligent, and can become fairly good talkers. However they do have a harsh voice and can get rather […]

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