Throughout my zoo-keeping career, I’ve always favored, at least as captives, the smaller members of any particular group of animals. Be it amphibians, fishes, mammals or birds, smaller creatures are more easily provided with large, complex living quarters…and in such, they are likely to display a greater variety of natural behaviors and to reproduce.
I like to apply the same concept to pet parrots. While the huge species are spectacular, most folks can more easily accommodate Cockatiels, Budgerigars, Grass Parakeets, Lovebirds, Bee Bee Parrots and similarly-sized birds. But rather than keeping them in a standard “small parrot cage”, consider providing them with an “avian mansion”. A pair of Lovebirds housed in a cage suitable for a pair of Amazon parrots will amaze you with their antics – more so, in most cases, than the species for which the cage was designed. Read More »