Q:

Where can I buy a mynah bird?

A:

Mynah birds can be purchased from local domestic breeders, or adopted from local animal shelters. This breed used to be imported from the wilds of Africa, Asia and Latin America. However, excessive trade and habitat destruction led Congress to ban the import of mynah and other birds in 1992, passing the Wild Bird Conservation Act.

Mynahs are a popular breed of bird because of their lively personalities and ability to mimic speech. Like parrots, they can be trained to repeat words and phrases. They can also be taught to mimic sounds, such as sirens.

There are several sub-breeds of this popular bird, including the Greater Indian Hill, the Java Hill and the Lesser Hill mynah. The Great Indian Hill mynah is the most coveted breed because of its ability to mimic a wide range of sounds. The Java Hill mynah is popular because of its ability to mimic deeper voices, and it's more proficient than other breeds at mimicking human speech.

Mynahs can be taken home once they reach six weeks of age. Healthy mynahs have full plumes of feathers, bright eyes, unobstructed nasal passages and clean feathers around their vents. Mynahs' long life spans make owning one a long-term, and perhaps lifelong, commitment.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Where can I find a pocket monkey for sale?

    A:

    Pocket monkeys, otherwise known as pygmy marmosets can be purchased from authorized exotic animal sellers online such as Exotic Animals for Sale, Primate Store and Poggi's Animal House. These are directory listings that feature breeders and pet owners that have these monkeys up for sale. In most cases, pickup has to be done in person, even though the actual purchasing can be completed online.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can I buy hamsters online?

    A:

    There are many items that can be purchased online, though pet hamsters cannot. However, some pet retailers will feature hamsters on their websites for informational purposes, with the pet available for purchase in person at the store.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can I buy a ferret online?

    A:

    As of August 2014, it is possible to purchase ferrets online from a variety of local breeders and pet stores throughout the country, including ferret.com and marshallferrets.com. The majority of nationwide chain stores, such as Petco, offer the animals for in-store purchase only.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where can you buy Plasticine?

    A:

    Plasticine can be purchased online from Amazon. Plasticine is one brand name of a type of modelling clay that does not harden, even if heated. Other brands of this type of clay such as Plastelene and Permoplast, are available at Rainbow Resource. Michaels sells a brand of this type of clay called Plastalina.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore