According to PetNames.net, the top ten chicken names are Anastasia, Katie, Aryana, Clovis, Angel, Blossom, Dixie, Chanel, Lou Ellen, Abby and Yetta. Suggested names for roosters include Ricardo, Angelo and Sherlock.Know More
The MyPetChicken website notes that most pet chickens are girls. Therefore, the majority of names for chickens are feminine-sounding names. Because females in a flock can greatly outnumber the males, some flocks even adopt a female as the "rooster." This female guard often takes on male traits. She not only crows like a rooster, but she may even cease laying eggs. Some hens in this position will grow small spurs like a rooster, too. If you name a chicken with a female name and it takes on some male characteristics, you may have to switch the name, perhaps changing "Angel" to "Angelo." Giving a bird a unisex name such as "Skylar" can avoid this issue.
According the Humane Society, chickens not only come when they are called, they also communicate in up to 24 different ways. Even baby chicks within their eggs can communicate. Little peeps let the broody hen know that her chicks are shivering, which prompts her to turn the eggs. If they make a purring sound, then the baby chicks are letting the mother bird know they are comfortableLearn more about Pet Birds
Nesting material is the only item that should be put in a budgie's nesting box. The nesting material should be nonfibrous and nontoxic.Full Answer >
Common indicators of a cockatiel's age include appearance of the eyes, appearance of the feathers and behavior. While a cockatiel can live to be 15 to 25 years in age, most physical changes occur during the first year or two, making it easier to identify younger birds and more difficult to determine the age of older birds.Full Answer >
Parrots can sometimes be found for adoption at the Petfinder website, or else by contacting local avian veterinarians and animal shelters; however, finding parrots for free is unlikely. Veterinarians and shelters can be located via the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals respectively.Full Answer >
Parakeets, also known as budgerigars or "budgies," can live up to 20 years, but 12 to 14 years is more likely. English parakeets and those that are kept in captivity tend to have shorter lifespans and may only live 5 to 8 years. Just like with any other animal, the lifespan depends on a variety of genetic and environmental factors.Full Answer >