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Species and Breed Information

  • Amazon parrots (Amazona sp.) originate from Mexico, Central America, South America and the adjacent islands of the West Indies. There are numerous species of Amazon parrots. They are a stocky,…

  • The wide range of amphibians might make it difficult to decide which one to start with but some are easy to keep while others are more fragile with very precise environmental needs or have a…

  • The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), sometimes referred to as a parakeet or more commonly a budgie, is the most popular pet bird worldwide. This beautiful, small bird originates from…

  • The canary (Serinus canaria) is a very popular pet bird. They are known for their good nature, attractive plumage and remarkable singing ability. Canaries originate from the Canary Islands,…

  • The cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) is one of the best known and most widely kept member of the parrot family other than the budgie. These Australian natives with their elegant long tail and…

  • The Cockatoo (family Cacatuidae) is a large bodied parrot with a crest of feathers on top of the head that stands erect when the bird is alarmed or excited. These natives of main land…

  • There are numerous species of conures (Aratinga and Pyrrhura sp. and others) but only a few are commonly kept as pets. They are native throughout Mexico, Central and South America. Members of…

  • The degu is a small South American rodent. There are four species although only one, Octodon degus is commonly seen in captivity. In the wild it is found in the hill and mountain areas of…

  • Ferrets come in several different colour schemes: the polecat ferret is the most popular. Polecat ferrets have a buff coloured coat with black markings on the face, feet, and tails. Albino…

  • Finches are popular pet birds with fascinating personalities and colourful community life. They originate from around the world. There is a large diversity of species and varieties available…