Do I Need a Parrot ?

This page is dedicated to educating the public about the responsibilities of owning parrots, and that we might help prevent the mistreatment and/or abandonment of these intelligent birds. Please take the time to carefully consider all the information before looking for a parrot. We hope this page will prepare you for parrot ownership and will help you decide if you really want the responsibility of owning a parrot.

Parrots, are birds of the roughly 372 species found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the parrots,cockatoos and New Zealand parrots. Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia.

Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black, with a mobile crest of feathers on the tops of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length.

Parrot as a Pet

Imagine having a crazy housemate. She screams, gnaws furniture and throws all her food on the floor. But she is smart, funny and affectionate, and this actually makes up for all the weird and annoying stuff. If this sounds appealing, you’ll probably like having a parrot.

Like any and all other pets, the parrot has needs. Sometimes real food is a must, and she needs more than bourgeois seed so you must cook for her. She also needs a big cage, a shoulder to ride on, and lots of toys to play with .

The parrot needs a long lease, because even if he’s small, he might live up to 20 or more years. Amazons, cockatoos, macaws and other big parrots have human lifespans – up to 80 years. The next time you draw up your will, you might want to include your parrot.

As they say, “a sick bird is a dead bird,” and the owner probably didn’t bother to take his bird to the vet. Parrots need a health plan that includes regular checkups.
When you go out of town, the parrot needs a pet sitter or a friend whose house she can visit.

Above all, parrots need to chew. If not provided with wooden objects of your own choosing, the parrot will happily eat your end tables, floors and kitchen cabinets. Any reasonable substitute for tree bark will do. Parrots never outgrow the need to dismantle. Destruction is their job.

Do you still want a parrot? If yes, I got to tell you they will love you no matter who you are, what you do, or anything like that, and they love you, like you never been loved before.

Here are the most popular pet birds below:

African Grey

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