Your Pet Parrot
by Maureen Pace
Thinking About a Parrot For a Pet? Chances are pretty good that you have seen a parrot on television and fell in love with these intelligent members of the avian family. You may even have friends or family who own a parrot or two.
Regardless of your previous experience it’s important to make an intelligent and informed decision about adopting one of these wonderful feathered friends.
If you have other pets and/or children, then you need to be doubly aware of just how challenging an adoption like this can become.
The place to go for informed answers is not to the person you are buying from. There are many reputable dealers out there but for every reputable one there are two frauds.
You need to prepare yourself BEFORE you get to the “buying” stage. What are some of the questions you need to ask a potential seller? Here are just a few:
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How wild are these birds?
What is the bird’s age?
Where did this bird come from?
Beware of money-hungry breeders!
Why do you want to purchase a parrot? This is not a trick question. Everyone has different needs and desires but when it comes to inviting an exotic creature such as a parrot into your home you had best know your motive.
Other Parrot Points to Ponder
Who will care for your parrot? Do you know what is entailed in the everyday care and feeding of a parrot? What else is there to think about? Let’s take a look:
Is there an experienced bird veterinarian in your area?
How much does the vet charge?
Should you buy pet insurance?
What kind of cage do you need?
What about your other pets?
What to feed your parrot.