Windy City Parrot Defines Small And Medium Size Species Of Pet Birds

Small species pet birds

Birds we classify as “Smaller” species 

FYI  There’s something like 100 species of Conures. Conures need to be subdivided into small, medium & large (which is on our to-do list)

Green cheek conures weigh 64 grams (cockatiels are about 100 grams – Patagonian conures weight about 280 grams, about the size of a Timneh African grey.

Don’t think for a minute conures can be classified into one size category

Large Canaries

Gibber Canary


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How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting
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How To Stop An Indian Ringneck Parrot From Biting

We rescued a 15-year-old African ringneck about two months ago and renamed him Keto.

If he gets near my hand or arm he will lash out and try to bite me.

I’m very careful to avoid this.

Interestingly enough Catherine will draw him out of the cage with his big bell toy and he will play in her lap for half an hour, as long as she has the bell toy.

He will do anything for the bell toy.


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Avian Bornavirus – What Do You Know About This Bird Centric Disease?

[email protected] replied – Feb 14, 7:35pm

Hi there,

This is the first time at your store.

I love it!

I have 2 White Bellied Caiques (WBC) and a Green Cheek Conure (GCC).

Species Profile White-bellied Caiques on

One of my WBC, Jaden, has the Bornavirus and has been near death many times his first year and a half.

We upped his Celebrex and he’s been free of symptoms for 11 months.

He only gets Harrison’s High Potency with some soft fruits.


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Do my budgies and cockatiels feel bored or depressed with their life of captivity?

Captivity is a relative term. I’m not relegated to my home but I still have to pay rent, go to work, pay taxes and perform all those duties that enable me to be a good neighbor and good citizen of the world.


If captivity is all that you know, is it really captivity? We have four budgies, all rescues. We don’t have the background on any of them but we’ve kept them flighted thus they don’t ever leave the cage.


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