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Read About Australian Birds

Australian Birds include a wide range of birds from pet birds like Parrots to birds meant for meat like the Emu. Here's everything you need to know about them.

Australian Birds -- Facts

  1. Breed:

    There are around 800 species of birds in Australia. They belong to different breeds like Parrots, Passerine birds and many other breeds.
  2. Size:

    There are different sized birds in Australia. The Emu is one of the largest birds and the Weebill is one of the smallest.
  3. Life Span:

    The life span of birds varies with different species. Generally the life span can be up to 25 or 30 years.
  4. Varieties:

    There are a lot of birds that come from Australia some of them are Robins, Magpies, Malleefowl, Parrots, Red Goshawk and many other.
  5. Origins:

    These birds either originated in Australia or they were brought to Australia. Two species of Emus and the Moa bird are now extinct.
  6. Physical Traits:

    The birds in Australia are of different sizes and colors. Each type of bird has different physical traits.
  7. Temperament:

    Some birds are very active, curious and they are also noisy while some birds are very calm and quiet.
  8. Trainability:

    Parrots can be trained to talk and to do tricks if trained consistently.

Australian Birds -- Care

  1. Habitat:

    Make sure you have a cage big enough for the bird to move around and spread its wings. The cage should have perches and bars where the pet can sit.
  2. Food:

    Birds generally eat seeds and vegetables. You should ask your vet what sort of food to give to the bird. Bird food is also commercially sold.
  3. Compatibility:

    Make sure there are two or more birds of the same kind so they have company. Birds need company as they normally live in flocks.

Australian Birds -- Concerns

  1. Benefits:

    Birds can make good pets and they are nice to look at.
  2. Liabilities:

    They need regular cleaning of their cage and this might be tiresome for some people.
  3. Health Issues:

    Birds are prone to genetic diseases. The most common problems are bacterial infections, injuries and trauma.
  4. Specific Care Needs:

    Make sure other pets like cats and dogs don't have access to your bird.
  5. Special Household Needs:

    You will need cleaning supplies to keep the cage clean. You should also have medicines that are needed to treat common problems that may occur.

Australian Birds -- How to Choose

  1. What to Look for:

    When buying a bird look for bright and clear eyes, clear nostrils and smooth feathers. The bird should not be suffering from any diseases.
  2. Supplies:

    You will need regular supplies like a cage, bird food, feeding bowls, water bowls, and cleaning supplies.
  3. Expense:

    Exotic and rare birds might be very expensive. The price varies with every type. Cost of maintaining a bird is not that expensive.