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 »

Alligator gar eat any animal they can catch, including other fish, ducks, turtles, small mammals and carrion. They are ambush predators that sit and wait for prey to pass close by before attacking. They are generally slo... 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

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 »

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

Buy inexpensive pet birds through breeders, pet stores, bird sanctuaries and online wholesale sites. PetSmart and PetCo sell inexpensive birds at locations nationwide. Wholesale sites such as Birds Express and Legacy Bir... More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds