TheExoticBirds.net was created to spread accurate information about the care, breeding, reproduction and feeding of the exotic birds.
Types of exotic birds
In this list you will find the main breeds and types of exotic birds. Click on the name or photo of the bird for more information.
Pet birds: all you need to know
If you want to have a pet bird, whether it is a small bird or a large bird with slow movement and long life, you must first find out if it is legal to own it and the documents needed not to contribute to the trafficking of exotic animals. Some of them may be in danger of extinction. That is why it is a good idea to go to a pet store, because selling them on your own is illegal.
Then you must learn how to take care of pet birds. You need to choose the right place to put them at home, the temperature of the room, the cage you use, their diet and how to care for them so that they do not get sick.
When you decide to have a bird as a pet, you have to really love it and know which species to choose and what you can offer it, because they are birds that demand affectionate treatment. You should also be aware of the inconvenience before you buy it, so you will not regret it later, because it is very sad to see birds that have been abandoned by their owners in parks. Remember that most of them were not born in their natural habitat and they probably will not survive if abandoned.
You can also have a breeding partner and then you should know what to do in case they are reproduced.
All this information can be found on TheExoticBirds.net, but when you go to a pet shop, find out more so that your bird is happy and lives many years with you.
Exotic birds breeding
If you want to have more than a bird, you will have to learn the conditions that the place where the birds are should have: how much space you need, the temperature, cages to use, how well the light reaches to them, the availability of feeders, drinkers and nests, as well as the time of year it is better for them to reproduce.
The reproduction between of different bird species, also known as hybridization of bird species, is more complicated than breeding and it is difficult to successfully achieve it. The female, for example, may not incubate the eggs or reject the male or the cage, or the birds may not have a normal development, among others.
Threats to pet birds
Threats that directly affect the birds include global warming, the loss of natural habitats through indiscriminate logging, forest fires, illegal hunting for commercialization and breeding, and the introduction of predatory species.
On the other hand, females born from hybridization of birds are sterile and may not sing, so they are not usually wanted by people.
As for the introduction of non-endemic species, this often represents a threat, since those that settle in the new site unbalance the ecosystem and the native species are displaced. This is not always the case, but it does happen too often. We can see it now in the case of the Argentine parrot that, in a short period of time, has settled in city parks as if it had always lived in Spain.
Laws and conservation
Because of trading in both animal and plant species has become a global business, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was created in 1973 to ensure that trade is sustainable and does not endanger the survival of species. Almost every country in the world is a party to the CITES Convention.
The work of organizations that focus on the conservation of animals and plants have results. Habitats where birds live are protected.
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