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Parrots - Do They Make Good Pets?

There are a lot of people out there that have these beautiful birds as pets.
Parrots come in small, large and to very large varieties.
Will a parrot make a good pet for you to keep? We will look at several things to determine if in fact that any of the parrot species would be a good pet for you to keep.
The first thing that you have to determine is how much time you are willing to give to your pet parrot.
Parrots as a hole have to have some kind of mental stimulation.
No matter if it comes from you or another one of their species sharing a cage together.
Do you and anyone else in your household work? And are you gone most of the day? Parrots are flock animals and need to interact with everyone in the flock.
You keep one as a pet you become the parrots flock.
The larger of the parrots cannot be just locked up in a cage and have food and water shoved at them daily with no attention given to them.
They will develop mental issues and start to pluck themselves bald.
Next you have to consider if you live in an apartment or have your own home.
Parrots can be very noisy.
The larger the bird, the louder they can be.
By loud I mean so loud to the point that you will not be able to be in the same room as your bird when it lets out a real scream.
It can literally make your ears hurt, let alone ring.
They also need to get some exercise to stay healthy.
Mostly this can be accomplished by letting the parrot clime out side of his cage while being supervised.
They should have plenty of toys to chew on.
Mostly clean scrape wood is good for this.
Pine is probably you're cheapest to get.
No chemicals or paints on the wood either.
You will poison your pet.
Chewing, all pet parrots love to chew.
It really does not matter what it is that they are chewing on either.
The scrap wood that you have given them, or your dinning room table and chairs.
Just about anything outside metal is game for them.
So you will have to monitor your pet 100 percent of the time when out of its cage.
Or you just might be in the market for some new furniture or woodwork inside your home.
Parrots can be very destructive when unsupervised and out of their cages.
Parrots live for a very long time also.
Your new pet may even out live you.
Smaller birds such as Budgie and Cockatiels will live for 15 to 20 years.
Medium sized parrots like Conures and Love Birds will last 20 to 30 years.
African Gray Parrots a very popular breed will live to be 60 years old easily.
The bigger parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws will live 70 to 80 years.
Having a pet parrot is a lot like having a 2-year old child that does not ever grow up.
Your pet will bid for your attention whenever you are around.
If you do not give your parrot the attention that is wants, you will know just how loud they can be.
The bigger the parrot, the bigger the cage must be.
You cannot take a 2-foot long bird and put in it to a 2-foot square cage.
Along with a cage you should also have a bird playpen also for your birds exercise.
If you are considering getting a parrot, take the time to spend some time in a pet shop that does have them.
Just stand back and watch how the birds inter act with customers and shopkeepers alike.
You will get a glance into how the bird will act in your home as long as the parrots that you are watching are comfortable with their surroundings.
If you still think that you would like to get a pet parrot one of the best things you can do is lookup and parrot rescue service.
You can often get a pet for a lot less money.
But before you will be OKed for adoption of any parrot, you will have to go through some classes and learn about just what it is like to have a parrot for a pet.
This is the best for everyone and any parrots involved.
This way you will know what you are in for by having one of these beautiful birds in your home.

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