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Most Popular Parrots Breeds

“Parrots are NOT pets. They are life-time Companions”

 

One of the most popular pets, yet they’re the most misunderstood.

Parrots are very intelligent, and sensitive creatures. They need so much care, interaction and stimulation to keep them healthy and happy.
And it’s no secret, how messy one small bird could be.

Before you decide if birds are the right choice for you, you must first learn if you are the right companion for a bird, and which people parrots love Best.”

However, between all the varieties of feather colors, sizes, abilities and amazing personalities, sometimes It’s really hard to choose your favorite pick.

 

 

 

So here’s a list of some of the most Popular parrots:

1. Budgerigars:

Commonly known as: Budgies and shell Parakeets
Average lifespan: 6 – 10 years
Origin: Australia
Size: 6 to 8 inches
Common Characteristics: Very Social, flock birds, love attention.
Budgies Care 101

 

 

2. Cockatiels

Cockatiels

Commonly known as: Cockatiels, Quarians,Weiro and Cocktails
Average lifespan: 10 – 14 years (In the Wild), Up to 20 years (In Captivity)
Origin: Australia
Size: 11 – 12 inches (Adult)
Common Characteristics: Small little cockatoos, Social, love mimicking sounds, Beautiful vocalizations.

 

 

3. Conures:

Average lifespan: 12 – 30 years
Origin: South and Central America and Mexico
Size: Medium sized parrots (size varies depending on the species)
Common Characteristics: Funny, easily trained, Nippiness and biting are probably the most common behavioral complaint.
 
Did you Know! There are over a 100 species of Conures in the Wild, but only 4 species are domesticated.

 

 

4. Fischer’s Lovebirds: 

Commonly known as: Fischers, lovebirds.
Average lifespan: 10 – 20 years.
Origin: Central Africa
Size: 6 inches
Common Characteristics: Social, Curious and Loud. Females tend to be nippy during breeding seasons.

 

 

5. Caiques:

Average lifespan: 20 Years, but can live up to 40 years
Origin:  Amazon Forest, south of the Amazon River in Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru.
Size: 9 to 10 inches (size varies depending on the species)
Common Characteristics: Known to be “The Clowns” of the parrots; playful, comical little birds. Social, but they can be aggressive to other bird species.
 

 

 

6. Monk Parakeets:

 

 

 


Commonly known as:
Quaker parrots
Average lifespan: 15 – 20 years
Origin: Argentina and the surrounding countries in South America.
Size: 29 cm (11 inches)
Common Characteristics: Social, Outstanding mimicking ability, noisy birds.

 

 

7. African Greys:

Commonly known as: Greys, Casco.
Average lifespan: 30 – 50 years
Origin: Africa
Size: 12 to 13 inches
Common Characteristics: Extremely intelligent birds, loyal, with amazing talking ability. However, they are nervous, shy birds, but can be socialized if they are properly trained. Tend to be a one-person bird, not good with children. Requires lots of time and attention. Wild ones are almost impossible to tame.

 

 

 
 

8. Poicephalus (Senegal Parrot):

Average lifespan: 25 – 30 years
Origin: West Africa
Size:  23 cm (9.1 inches)
Common Characteristics: Cuddly and affectionate, very friendly, vocal, poor talking ability, tend to be a one-person bird. Wild ones are almost impossible to tame.

 

 

 

9. Cockatoos:

There are about; 21 different species of Cockatoos.
Average lifespan:
 20 – 80 years (Varies depending on the species)
Origin: Australasia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Size: Medium to Large (depending on the species)
Common Characteristics: Very social, cuddly and affectionate, Intelligent, and playful birds. Seeks attention, requires lots of time and attention.

 

 

 

10. Amazon Parrots:

Average lifespan: 50 – 70+
Origin: New World (ranging from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean).
Size: 36 cm (14 inches).
Common Characteristics: Outstanding vocal abilities, noisy, playful, curious and funny birds. loyal and loving companions. But can be a bit moody. Requires lots of time and attention. Tend to be aggressive, if not well-trained.

 

 

 

11. Macaws:

There are about; 18 different species of Macaws
Average lifespan: 50 – 100+
Origin: tropical North and South America
Size: 100 cm (The Largest of all parrots)
Common Characteristics: These are the largest, most spectacular parrots in the world. Very large, loud, playful, loyal and very intelligent birds. Powerful beaks, Screamers, very loud birds. Requires lots of time and attention. Hard to train and care for. Not the right choice for everyone.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Most Popular Dog Breeds Around the World

“A Dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself”  –  Josh Billings

 

There’s no doubt that Dogs are still holding their place as man’s Best Friend. They come in as; the 3rd most popular pets world-wide, right after Fresh water Fish, and cats.

Dogs were able to hold their ranking because of their amazing personalities, unconditional love, incomparable loyalty, and amazing capabilities.
There are countless ways that dogs have helped and are still helping humans, and they keep surprising us more and more everyday.
Well, they sure earned their place in our hearts.

Did you know that! Service dogs are now trained to help diabetic patients, by detecting  rapidly dropping or low blood sugar levels. And they were able to save a lot of people by warning them rapidly… Giving them just enough time to reach for help.

 


According to F.C.I registration statistics that was last made in 2013, these are the Top 10 Most Popular Dog breeds around the world:

 

Dog Breeds Icon Labrador Retriever:

Labrador Labrador
Life span: 10 – 14 years.
Origin: Newfoundland.
Colors: Black, Chocolate, Yellow.
Weight: Male: 29–36 kg, Female: 25–32 kg.
Temperament: Outgoing, Intelligent, Agile, Gentle, Trusting, Even Tempered, Kind.
Height: Male: 57–62 cm, Female: 55–60 cm.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon German Shepherd:

Simba - The German Sheperd
Life span: 9 – 13 years.
Origin: Germany.
Colors: Black, Black & Tan, Black & Silver, Red & Black, Grey, Sable.
Temperament: Obedient, Loyal, Intelligent, Courageous, Watchful, Curious, Alert, Confident.
Height: Male: 60–65 cm, Female: 55–60 cm.
Weight: Male: 30–40 kg, Female: 22–32 kg.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Poodle (All sizes):

Poodles

 

 

 

 

 


Hypoallergenic:
Yes.
Life span: 12 – 15 years.
Height: Toy Poodle: 24 – 28 cm.
Miniature Poodle: 28 – 35 cm.
Standard Poodle: 45 – 60 cm, Medium .Poodle: 35 – 45 cm.
Temperament: Intelligent, Trainable, Faithful, Instinctual, Alert, Active.
Colors: Apricot, Black, White, Black & Tan, Cream, Black & White, Red, Silver, Blue, Brown, Grey, Sable.
Origin: Germany, France.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Chihuahua:

Chihuahua

Hypoallergenic: No.
Life span: 10 – 18 years.
Origin: Mexico.
Height: 15 – 23 cm.
Mass: 1.5 – 3 kg.
Temperament: Devoted, Lively, Courageous, Alert, Quick.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Golden Retriever:

Golden Retriever

 

 

 

 

 

Life span: 10 – 12 years.
Colors: Cream, Dark Golden, Light Golden, Golden.
Temperament: Intelligent, Friendly, Reliable, Confident, Trustworthy, Kind.
Height: Female: 51–56 cm, Male: 56–61 cm.
Weight: Female: 25–32 kg, Male: 30–34 kg.
Origin: United Kingdom, Scotland, England.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Yorkshire Terrier:

Yorkshire Terrier
Hypoallergenic: Yes.
Life span: 13 – 16 years.
Height: Male: 17 cm (Adult).
Origin: England.
Temperament: Bold, Intelligent, Courageous, Confident, Independent.
Colors: Black & Tan, Blue & Tan, Black & Gold, Blue & Gold.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Dachshund (all varieties):

Dachshund Varities

 

 

 

 

 

Hypoallergenic: No.
Life span: 14 – 17 years.
Mass: 7.3 – 15 kg (Standard Size).
Origin: Germany.
Temperament: Playful, Devoted, Stubborn, Lively, Courageous, Clever.
Colors: Black, Chocolate, Black & Tan, Cream, Red, Chocolate & Cream, Blue, Tan.

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Beagle:

Beagles
Hypoallergenic: No.
Life span: 12 – 15 years.
Temperament: Even Tempered, Intelligent, Excitable, Determined, Amiable, Gentle.
Height: Male: 36–41 cm, Female: 33–38 cm.
Colors: Lemon & White, Tri-color, Brown & White, Red & White, White & Tan, Chocolate Tri, Orange & White.
Weight: Male: 10–11 kg, Female: 9–10 kg.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Boxer:

Boxer

 

 

 

 

Life span: 10 – 12 years.
Temperament: Devoted, Playful, Fearless, Loyal, Intelligent, Friendly, Energetic, Cheerful, Bright, Confident, Calm, Brave.
Height: Female: 53–60 cm, Male: 57–63 cm.
Weight: Female: 25–29 kg, Male: 27–32 kg.
Colors: Brindle, Fawn, White.
Origin: Germany, Munich.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Miniature Schnauzer:

Miniature Schnauzer

 

 

 

 

 

Hypoallergenic: Yes.
Life span: 12 – 15 years.
Temperament: Obedient, Fearless, Intelligent, Friendly, Spirited, Alert.
Height: Female: 30–36 cm, Male: 30–36 cm.
Weight: Female: 5.4–8.2 kg, Male: 5.4–9.1 kg.
Colors: Black, White, Black & Silver, Salt & Pepper.

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Siberian Huskies:

Huskies

Life span: 12 – 15 years.
Origin: Siberia.
Temperament: Outgoing, Intelligent, Gentle, Friendly, Alert.
Colors: White, Black, Agouti, Piebald, Black & Tan, Splash, Black & White, Red, Silver, Copper, Brown, Grey, Sable.
Height: Female: 50–56 cm, Male: 54–60 cm.
Weight: Female: 16–23 kg, Male: 20–27 kg.

 

 

 

Dog Breeds Icon Rottweilers:

Rottweilers
Life span: 8 – 10 years.
Origin: Germany.
Temperament: Devoted, Obedient, Fearless, Courageous, Self-assured, Alert, Good-natured, Confident, Calm, Steady.
Height: Female: 56–63 cm, Male: 61–69 cm.
Weight: Female: 35–48 kg, Male: 50–60 kg.
Colors: Black, Mahogany, Tan.

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What happens if a kitten is separated too early from its mama?

Let’s face it, none of us could resist these sweet fuzzy little kittens, stumbling around with their sweet voices, furry little butts, those eyes when they open for the first time…
The curiosity, and even the hissing is just adorable. 
But what happens when we take away those little furry bubbles from their mother a little too early?

So often, Non-responsible breeders who are just looking to get the best, fastest benefits out of their animals, urge people and start selling baby kittens at about 40 days old. And even though, according to vets, a 40 days old kitten could survive on its own.  However, there’s a huge difference between merely “surviving”, and taking time to develop properly to get the most benefits, they are intended to get from their mama.

Regardless of some unfortunate situations when a New Mama cat abandons her newborns, or passes away leaving her kittens on their own, kittens should be left to their mother, until she naturally starts rejecting them.

Leave it to instinct… Mama Cat Knows Best Cat

Kittens can acquire a lot of negative behaviors because of this early separation, as well as health deficiencies. A mother cat wean her babies naturally when kittens are about 2-3 months old, by starting to reject her kittens.

 

So what happens when you separate the kittens too early?

 

I. Health Problems:

Nothing in the world replaces a mother’s milk… Not even baby kitten formulas.
A mother’s milk help baby kittens grow into strong, healthy cats, as much as a mother’s milk does to human babies.
So kittens separated early from their mama, may become weak, and easily prone to illness, as their body lacks natural antibiotics that they naturally get from their mother’s milk.

 

II. Behavioral problems:

1. Fearful play..anxiety and panic attacks!

kittens can learn to get their sense of security from their human companions. But before that, they get their safety and calmness from their mother. So, early separated cats are more likely to be more fearful, until properly socialized.

 

2. Biting and rough playWhat Happens if a kitten is separated to early from its mama?- Bitting - Petsoholic

If you find your kitten biting on your hand “playfully” a little too hard that it drowse blood, there’s a good chance that she was taken away a little early before learning those skills.

Kittens, and all baby animals actually, learn how to give us soft bites and pull their claws in from their mother and siblings through play time. Playtime teaches kittens how far to go, and where to back down while playing, so they learn to use their tools right.
However, behavioral issues could be treated with the right training and patience.

 

3. Litter box problems.

At that early age, kittens learn everything by copying their mother. a well litter-trained mama cat, is more likely to give us well litter-trained kittens. So its easier to train them when they come home.
That being said, if your cat or kitten is not using the litter-box properly, that does not mean she must have been separated early.

I have another article explaining everything Litter-box related in details, so here’s the link, if you want to Learn how to properly Litter-box train or Re-train your Cat/kitten

 

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One Special Dog Story

One Dog Show…

Location: Dubai, UAE
Dubai Dog Show, 2011

 

me with the dog
“As I was entering the show, felt like I was walking into dogs’ heaven..”

I was so excited to be surrounded by all these amazing dogs, to get to meet them all and talk to their human companions. I saw big dogs, small dogs and dogs dressed in the cutest little outfits.

One of the things I loved about this event, was that; they supported animal adoption. They had the dogs dressed in “Adopt Me” T-shirts. Naturally, I wanted to take them all home with me, but unfortunately, the plane on the fly home wouldn’t fit them all. ?
Every single dog that I met was amazing in his own special way.

“Disabilities” are nothing but ideas in our heads”

The Less fortunate…

Consequently, I started thinking about all those less fortunate animals that are mistreated and abandoned on the streets, and I wondered; why can’t these people see how amazing these creatures are? And why can’t we see that being stronger, doesn’t give us the right to control or hurt these animals?

You don’t even have to love them.. You just have to be kind enough…

While i was sitting there drowning in my thoughts, my eyes fell on one special dog, and then my heart just stopped for a second.
A three-legged dog, who we can call “Max”. Max was accompanied by another dog and their human friend.

 

 

Max… The Special Dog

At first I felt bad for the little guy.. But then surprisingly, the amount of life and energy he had, left me speechless.

Dubai Dog Show, 2011

Max did everything the rest of the dogs did, as a matter of fact, he was soo full of life and energy than most of the rest. He was doing tricks, goofing around, playing with the other dog and running around without a care in the world.. He just had an amazing spirit…

And, as I am watching him, I thought to myself; this dog has lost his leg.. Yet..he did not give a damn.
He didn’t sit around wondering why? He didn’t care… He didn’t focus on his flaws, or simply give up.
He refused to give up, act or feel different. He had fire in his eyes, and anyone could see it.
With a family who loved and supported him, Max was a Happy dog.

 

 

Let there be no Excuses

That dog that I don’t even know his real name, gave me a lesson i shall never forget.
Max taught me that; all our disabilities are just in our heads. And it’s not just the “physical” disabilities; but, our mental and psychological disabilities that drags us down so hard, leaving us too scared to even try…

All these limitations we think we have are nothing but walls we built in our minds to set us apart from what we should be doing most… To fulfill our dreams, what we believe in our hearts we were born to do.

All of these voices that were stored in the back of your mind when they told you; that you’re just not good enough, or that you can never be.. That your dreams were meaningless…

You are so much more than you think you are.
You’ve got the FIRE… The Will that can turn it all around, that makes the Impossible, a bit more Possible.”

 

Let’s break down those walls…  Disabilities are nothing but Ideas in our heads. Voices that we created so creatively to manipulate our minds into thinking that they are the real reasons why we can’t do more…
These struggles can give you “The FIRE” and the strength to be shameless, go out there, work harder than anybody else, stumble, stand up again and fight for it!
All these limitations mean absolutely nothing, and nothing is stopping us from doing whatever we want to do except these excuses we create.

We’re just too lazy and too scared to try, because we’re too scared to fail…
I may never see “Max” again… But I will never forget him…

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