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Getting Up Close and Personal with Exotic Birds

Bird watching is a relaxing hobby that lets you get acquainted with one of nature’s best gifts, exotic birds. These bird species are truly wonderful to watch as they come in lively colors and each kind has that distinct quality that makes them extra special. Among more than 9000 species of birds worldwide, it is an incredible experience to be able to see some of the rarest and amazing kinds like the exotic birds that vary in color, sizes, and even intelligence.

Other than bird watching, it is also good to take the opportunity to visit a bird sanctuary to observe birds up close, or even have one to take care of as a pet. Let’s get to know two of the most beautiful and smartest exotic birds.

scarlet macaw

The Scarlet Macaw

Parrots are one of the most appreciated types of birds anywhere. They are colorful, responsive, and can be taught with tricks. They vary in sizes and the biggest specie of parrots is the Scarlet Macaw. This type of parrot has a creamy, almost featherless face that makes it one of the most beautiful birds there is. What makes it very attractive is the bright red color of feathers that covers almost the whole body including the wings and its long tail. This wild color is greatly complimented by the brilliant colors of either yellow,blue, or a combination of both.

This bird feeds on leaves, berries, and nuts in the rainforest. It has a remarkable beak that is very strong which is used to crack nuts and seeds. Interestingly, it can withstand poisonous plants that are known to kill other animals. This is because they also eat clay that neutralizes toxic chemicals of some plants.

goffin cockatoo

The Goffin Cockatoo

Another type of bird that is highly amusing is the Goffin Cockatoo. A native of Indonesia, this bird is very playful and is known to be very talkative and loves to show off. It is mostly white in color with a pink detail on its beak, eyes, and neck. It is still under the parrot family but is distinguishable by its crest. Its diet should consist of fruits, vegetables, and seeds. It also needs to exercise so that it will not gain too much weight which is typical for a Goffin cockatoo. It should be able to stretch its muscles by playing.

Both the Scarlet Macawand Goffin cockatoo are adorable exotic birds that get anyone’s attention. One should not miss the chance to see and observe these birds as they are very affectionate and lovable. They are rare bird species that should be taken care of for the next generation to still enjoy.

The best thing about these birds is that even if they are relatively small, they can make you relax and feel better by just looking at their antics. They are not too needy as well unlike other pets. All they need is a good shelter, the right food, plus plenty of love and care and they will surely make the best pets there is.

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