List of Every Parrot & Parakeet Species on the Planet We Know So Far

It is our understanding there are approximately 10,400 species of birds on the planet. We know that the single species – human – is really good at killing other species at an alarming amount of birds are rapidly on the way to extinction.

At Windy City Parrot we have chosen to provide care for pet birds classified as parrots and parakeets. The numbers bouncing around the Internet inferred that there are about 350 species of parrots and 370 species of parakeets.

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Why Is My Baby Senegal Parrot Plucking It’s Feathers?

Debbie C. reached out for advice

Hello Mitch,

I have a Senegal baby parrot, four months old. It is pulling its feathers out. I have had Senegal parrots before, and I never had a plucking problem with them. This bird has everything.

I don’t understand why it pulls out its own feathers? It is breaking my heart. I would appreciate Any advice, & help that you can give me.

Thank you sincerely. 

Debbie C

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Banjo, the African Grey
African Grey Parrot - Psittacus erithacus in front of a white background

Banjo, the African Grey

I have an African Grey who simply loves only me.

However, when I let him out of his cage to wander around, he insists on biting my woodwork! Is there anything I can do to stop this behavior?

When he does this, I put him back in his cage. He really doesn’t want to go and ruffles his feathers.

Thanks,

Joanne

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The Challenge of Caring for a One-eyed African Grey

Aloha!

I am truly enjoying your email newsletters. Very informative.

Need some of your advice, I have a Timneh African Gray named “Saber”, now I think about 30 years old. I ended up buying him when he was about 3-4 years old. For several months I would visit the pet shop and always stopped by Sabers cage to play and talk with him.

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Are Mini Macaws The “Second Bananas” Of Macaws?

A follow up to The Ultimate List Of 43 Macaw Species With A Focus On Large Macaws

Not a day goes by that we don’t get a call at the Birdie Boutique beginning with, “Hi, I have a Macaw”, which for us always begs the question “What kind of Macaw”?

Granted the majority of Macaw calls that we get are for the larger variety of Macaw’s, but the Mini Macaws are great birds and their popularity is growing.

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