Anywhere you look at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, you’re bound to see one of our feathered friends – in the wild, perched on a fence or in an enclosure. The zoo-sanctuary is home to numerous chickens, peacocks, parrots and raptors.
Parrots can be entertaining pets. They have a voice box called a syrinx, so they can mimic sounds.
If you are considering a parrot be aware that parrots are extremely long lived and if trained improperly by humans can be loud, destructive and aggressive towards member of their human family.
Colorful macaws are the largest member of the parrot family.
Living in large flocks in South American forest, long lived and intelligent, macaws can be agreeable pets if an owner is properly educated and experienced with caring large parrots.
Birds of prey, also known as raptors, are characterized by keen vision. Sitting on their high perches at the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary they have a watchful eye on the visitors passing by.
Their keen vision allows them to detect prey during flight and powerful talons and beaks are used to capture their prey.