Great blue herons are wild birds that cannot be owned as pets. They are the largest of the North American herons, standing nearly 54 inches tall and are found in open coastal regions, marshes, lakes and backyard ponds. More »

Great blue herons have specialized neck vertebrae to manipulate their necks into an S shape. This helps them fly better and catch prey faster. Herons use powder-down feathers to clean their bodies. More » Pets & Animals Birds Waterfowl

Blue herons are carnivores that eat a variety of aquatic and land prey, including fish, frogs, turtles, young birds, bird eggs, snakes, insects, mice, moles, gophers and other small mammals. While they live in colonies, ... More »

To make homemade treats for wild birds, combine seeds and grains with peanut butter or lard. For instance, to make birdseed balls, tie a length of string onto a button, and heat 1/2 cup lard and 1/4 cup peanut butter unt... More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds

The federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918 makes it illegal to posses any native bird, therefore making them illegal to sell as pets. The act states that it is illegal to possess or collect any native bird, feathers, eggs or... More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds

Private breeders and most pet stores sell canaries as pets. Bird shows and fairs may also provide sales areas where canaries are auctioned off by various canary breeders after exhibition and judging. More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds

On average, parakeets live anywhere from five to 15 years, although it is common for the pets to survive upwards of 20 years with proper care. A number of dietary factors contribute to the life expectancy of parakeets. More »