Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Small Parrot Species: The Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot

Small Parrot Species: The Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot


The appreciation for feathered companions has increased significantly over the years. On the contrary to what some may perceive, pet Birds have proved to be just as loving and amusing as a furry pal to avid Bird lovers. Not all pet Birds are large, amongst the various option of species are smaller parrots such as Cockatiels, Budgerigars, Conures, Parakeets, Lorikeets, and Love Birds. One example is the Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot.
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The Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot(Loriculus Galculus)


Also known as Malay Parrot or Blue Top Parrot, the name Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot is derived from two significant factors— their beautiful blue crowns, and their habitual behaviour of hanging upside down. Blue Crowned Hanging Parrots can be found in Singapore, and neighbouring countries that include Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
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Often sighted flying in groups, in pairs and even alone at times, Blue Crowned Hanging Parrots can frequently be mistaken as other small Bird species— their speed of flight is so quick, you'd have to keep your eyes peeled for that green plumage! In the wild, their preferred habitats are amongst mangroves, low-land forests and gardens. Currently, Blue Crowned Hanging Parrots have become a popular choice of Pet in many other countries, as well as being kept in Zoos of United Kingdom and USA.
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Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot Appearance


Colour — It is easy to spot a Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot up-close, with their primarily green plumage all around their bodies in different hues. Yellow tinged colouration is also noticeable on their abdomens and underside of their tails.

Features — Males don a vivid blue crown and red throat with black bills. Similar red could be seen at the covert of their tails. Females are usually duller in colour, sporting pale blue crown and very minimal red on their throats and tails, sporting an orangey tint for bills instead. 
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Size — These birds are relatively small in size, an adult bird can range from 12 to 13 cm in length.

Fun Fact       The same orange bill on Females can also be seen on the young of Blue Crowned Hanging Parrots. 

Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot Personality


When in captivity, we witnessed Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot to be very docile and wary of others apart from their owners. They get along great with members of the same species— often able to accept another species of a relatively similar size or smaller as well. Like most Parrot species, the Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot express their affection by responding well to training i.e. recalling. Gradually growing accustomed to daily routines such as bathing or feeding time can also be expected.
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 Highly intelligent and receptive, training to perch on and off your hand is said to be quickly achievable. While they are small in size, their calls are distinct sharp, accompanied by short tweedles. After spending some time with them, you'd be able to pick out similar as they fly by.



Caring For Blue Crowned Hanging Parrots


Food — The Blue Crown Hanging Parrot thrives on fruits and seeds in the wild. A good seed mixture, fresh fruits or greens with occasional spray millet treats keeps your Parrots satisfied. Training comes in useful when you begin to consider some free-roaming time around and outside of their cages.

Related:
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Housing — Relatively active by nature, Blue Crowned Hanging Parrots enjoy a good climb back and forth and up and down— a good sized cage is most definitely ideal, furnished with ladders, perches and nesting spots i.e. Coconut shell, bird house, etc. Avoid overcrowding your cages with too many Birds.

Hygiene — If you have one or two small parrots, cleanliness of the cage shouldn’t be too much of an hassle. A cluster or more is bound to get messier— a daily rinsing of cage is advised. Clear out all dried fruit pulps, dropped feathers and fecal waste from and around the cage. A fresh change of food and water is equally as important, and baths at least two to three times a week.
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Hot Tip      Introduce bathing bowl tall and wide enough with shallow water— Small birds enjoy a good dip from time to time. Mineral blocks or Cuttlefish bone can be placed within the cage for them to maintain their beaks from overgrowing.


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Disclaimer


This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals. 

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Cat Yoga: What Is Cat Yoga? Origins, Benefits And More

Cat Yoga: What Is Cat Yoga? Origins, Benefits And More


Have you honestly thought Cat Yoga was just a cute tease for all feline lovers, you aren't alone on that sentiment. On the contrary to the adorable popular internet memes, Cat Yoga has been around for more than 3 years, and it all started at a Cat shelter in Australia. The inspiration? Fondly derived from unpredictable interruptions caught during Yoga sessions by Cat owners— truth be told, these are pretty hilarious.
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Fun Fact #1      The Cat Shelter eventually began conducting Yoga classes involving their shelter Cats within the mix, as means of raising funds, and finding potential adopters all at the same time!



What Is Cat Yoga?


For the avid Cat lovers of Singapore, Cat Yoga is now available, mostly at selected Cat Cafes. It's a Yoga session in the company of curious, sassy, adorable Kitties! Yes, for one thing in this metropolis, we sure catch on trends pretty quickly. Need a refreshing change to the usual visit to a Cat Cafes in Singapore? Cat Yoga could just be the way to go!




Benefits Of Cat Yoga


Needless to say, Cat Yoga comprises of Yoga itself, for the most part— of which some key beneifts include:

Relaxing tensed muscles 
Easing chronic pains
Better regulated breathing
Greater sense of physical balance
Achieving inner harmony

As excellent as these benefits seem, we feel it is only justifiable if we split this segment into two different groups, and how one might perceive Yoga— as individuals whom have tried Yoga, and those whom are new to it :


1. First-Timer at Yoga — Never given a go at Yoga, ever? Worry not! Classes are already made available by collaborations between existing Yogi Masters and Cat Cafe(s) in Singapore. No prior experience is required, pick it up on the go as you would at a normal Yoga class, with the guidance of skilled Yogis. Additionally, your love for felines could take the edge off a first-time class even further!

Be amongst close proximity with Cats whom love to knead, paw and really just laze around anywhere they deem cosy. In case you didnt know, Cats LOVE these Yoga Mats— It’s almost like an irresistible play-thing.

Be alerted of the next Cat Yoga session in Singapore by keeping yourselves updated with our events tab, like and follow our Facebook page so you don’t miss a thing!

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2. The Yoga Fanatic — Already a fan of this body-wellness? Spice things up with a bunch of curious Felines! Challenge yourself amongst these four-legged Yogi Masters— only one of the most agile creatures in the world, by the way. What you can expect is an array of distractions as these purrrfect Yogi Masters try to throw you off your balance and snoop around to approve your postures and moves. What better way to test your Yoga finesse than hopping onto a Cat Yoga class? J
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Is Cat Yoga Worth A Try?


Young and Old, Cat Yoga is suitable for anyone...especially if you adore Cats. Healthy living and positive vibes— and how could anyone could pass up some Kitty cuddles after class? Share that mutual satisfaction of a good ol’stretcchhhhh with your newly made feline friends!

Fun Fact #2      More often than rather, a portion of the proceeds from these Cat Yoga classes/sessions go to a local animal shelter. Read up on the details before signing up if you must!

One word of advice though, keep your expensive-designer Yoga mats at home, unless you don’t mind some claws sinking into them— you can't blame a kitty for one of their classic antics!

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Disclaimer


This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals. 

ThePetsDialogue claims no credit for images posted on this article unless otherwise stated. All rights go to respective owners as stated. If you do not wish for your image(s) to appear here do drop us an e-mail and it will be removed promptly. If you do wish to use any of our original published information, you are welcome to contact us!