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Northern Parrots Blog: Parrot Species Guides

Welcome to the Northern Parrots Blog, aiming to provide you with the latest information about us, our products and Parrots in general.
 

Blue-headed Pionus Fact Sheet

Wednesday, 23rd April 2014Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low takes a look at the Blue-headed Pionus with its delightful temperament why has become more difficult to find?

Read to find out more plus details on their care.

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Black-headed Caique Fact Sheet

Friday, 20th September 2013Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low takes a look at these distinctive little white-breasted Parrots which she feels have a lot going for them as companion birds: they are small, yet highly active and easily intrigued. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of caring for Black-headed Caiques.

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Alexandrine Parakeet Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013Written By Rosemary Low

The Alexandrine is an extremely handsome bird with plumage of a fine texture. In many respects it is very endearing and it can learn to mimic. It might even be described as the “Macaw of the Old World”.

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Grass Parakeets (Neophema) Fact Sheet

Thursday, 11th July 2013Written By Rosemary Low

The genus consists of six beautiful and elegant little parakeets, two of which are extremely popular with breeders -- the Splendid (Neophema splendida) and the Turquoisine (N.pulchella). The Elegant (N.elegans) and the Blue-winged (N.chrysostoma) are also well represented in aviculture. The Rock Parakeet (N.petrophila) is kept by a small number of Australian breeders.

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Orange-Winged Amazon Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 7th May 2013Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low takes a look at how to identify these Parrots which are sometimes confused with the Blue Fronted Amazon. She also provides a brief history as well as tips for keeping them as pets.

You may be surprised about one of the stats Rosemary has discovered! Read on to find out...

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Kakariki Fact Sheet

Thursday, 11th April 2013Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low provides a wonderful insight in to the conservation work being carried out to help these now vulnerable parakeets.

Also learn more about the basics on keeping Kakarikis including housing, breeding and diet.

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Sun Conure Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 2nd April 2013Written By Rosemary Low

A popular species of Conure which is easily bred in aviaries, yet numbers in the wild have seriously declined.

Rosemary Low takes a look at the Sun Conure providing a little bit of history as well as a sound background about this stunning looking Parrot.

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Yellow-naped Amazon Fact Sheet

Monday, 25th March 2013Written By Rosemary Low

The Yellow-naped Amazon is endangered or extinct in vast regions of its natural habitat, Rosemary Low takes a look at the reasons why.

Also find out more about the Yellow-naped Amazon in general including its suitability as a pet, possible mutations, availability, diet and health.

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Green-cheeked Conure Fact Sheet

Wednesday, 13th March 2013Written By Rosemary Low

These small sized Parrots can make ideal pets and companions. Rosemary Low explains more about the basics on how to care for these colourful and cheerful birds.

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Moluccan Cockatoo Fact Sheet

Monday, 25th February 2013Written By Rosemary Low

Sweet, endearing with a charming character, Moluccan Cockatoos may seem like a wonderful choice as a pet Parrot, but as Rosemary Low explains, they and other species of White Cockatoos are anything but the ideal.

Read on to find out why...

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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 12th February 2013Written By Rosemary Low

These super intelligent Parrots with their fantastic antics and wonderful character can be extremely demanding companion birds.

Rosemary Low provides some background information about this species including where they originate from, how to identify the different sub species, suitability as pets and diet.

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Which Parrot is Right for Me?

Wednesday, 6th February 2013Written By Liz Wilson

Thinking about getting a bird or Parrot as a pet or companion? In this article Liz Wilson looks at some of the more popular species of Parrots kept as pets and discusses their negative attributes, in order to create a little balance against all the positives a feathered friend brings.

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Yellow-fronted Amazon Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 29th January 2013Written By Rosemary Low

Ever wondered which species of Parrot is one of Rosemary Low's favourites? Find out some background information on the Yellow-fronted / Yellow-crowned Amazon and why Rosemary believes they are one of the best Amazon Parrots to be kept as a pet.

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Patagonian Conure Fact Sheet

Wednesday, 2nd January 2013Written By Rosemary Low

Find out more about the Patagonian Conure as Rosemary Low provides some very useful information on these sweet natured Parrots.

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Quaker Parakeet Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 4th December 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Find out more about the Quaker parakeet (or Monk Parakeet as it is sometimes known) as Rosemary Low provides some very useful information on many aspects of caring for these playful and friendly birds.

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Hahn's Macaw Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 6th November 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Find out more about Hahn's Macaws as Rosemary Low provides some very useful information on many aspects of caring for these endearing Parrots.

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Budgerigar Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 18th September 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low provides some very useful information on Budgerigars.

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Parrotlets Fact Sheet

Wednesday, 22nd August 2012Written By Rosemary Low

One of the smallest Parrots, the various species od Parrotlets can make great pets when acquired young.

Read about their diet, personality and get some invaluable tips on training - just as important as for bigger birds.

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Umbrella Cockatoo Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 24th July 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Umbrella Cockatoos have long been a popular choice as a pet Parrot. But do they really makes such great pets?

Rosemary Low provides some background information on Umbrella Cockatoos and what it entails to care for these charismatic Parrots.

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Which Species Should I Choose?

Tuesday, 10th July 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Not sure which species of Parrot is right for you? Rosemary Low helps to explain why starting off small can lead to a happy and long life with companion Parrots.

Useful and insightful information for anyone looking at getting a Parrot as a pet.

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Rainbow Lorikeet Fact Sheet

Thursday, 5th July 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Learn more about these beautifully vibrant birds, Rosemary Low provides some general information on Rainbow Lorikeets and their care.

Topics covered include suitability as a pet, breeding and plumage care.

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Green-winged Macaw Fact Sheet

Thursday, 10th May 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Green-winged Macaws have one of the most powerful beaks in the Parrot world. Rosemary Low provides some background information on Green-winged Macaws and what it entails to care for these gentle giants.

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Senegal Fact Sheet

Friday, 30th March 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Senegals are one of the most popular small Parrots and can make god pets provided basic training procedures are followed when the bird is young

Rosemary Low provides information on that here as well as feeding, housing and other essential information.

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Jardine`s Fact Sheet

Wednesday, 15th February 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Jardines are a medium size Parrot native to Africa. Their size and pleasant voices make them more suitable as companions than many other Parrots.

Parrot expert Rosemary Low provides general information about keeping and training these delightful birds.

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Eclectus Fact Sheet

Monday, 16th January 2012Written By Rosemary Low

Eclectus Parrots, particularly males, can make good companions, but some knowledge of this species is important before you choose to get one as a pet.

Rosemary Low discusses the basics of what you need to know including diet, temperament and pet potential.

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Peach-Faced Lovebirds Fact Sheet

Friday, 9th December 2011Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low provides information about these charming and versatile birds.

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Blue & Gold Macaw Fact Sheet

Friday, 25th November 2011Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low provides an insight in to these popularly kept Parrots.

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Blue-Fronted Amazon Fact Sheet

Tuesday, 8th November 2011Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low takes a closer look at the Blue Fronted Amazon covering some background information on its distribution and wild poulations, alongside how suitable they are as pet Parrots and how to care for them.

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Cockatiel Fact Sheet

Sunday, 9th October 2011Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low take a look at the Cockatiel, a bird which has been a popular pet and companion bird for many years.

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Double Yellow Headed Amazon Fact Sheet

Sunday, 9th October 2011Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low provides information on the Double Yellow Headed Amazon.

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African Grey Fact Sheet

Saturday, 8th October 2011Written By Rosemary Low

Rosemary Low provides information on African Grey Parrots.

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About Rosemary Low

Sunday, 2nd October 2011Written By Northern Parrots

Rosemary Low is a well known and respected avian expert. Her career has seen her keepand breed birds and Parrots, write for numerous publications, as well as being a curator for both Loro Parqu and Palmitos Park. Read on to find out more...

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