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Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Parrots

Parrots come in all sizes, from sparrow-sized Parrotlets to huge Cockatoos. Some, like the popular Cockatiel, are easy-to-keep, while the Macaws can be challenging. The dozens of other available species fall somewhere between the two.


Cockatiels and Fischers Lovebirds
Cockatiels and Fischers Lovebirds - popular birds worldwide

Keeping a basic equality in terms of bird size is important in any aviary. Larger parrots will bully smaller ones. You also need to make sure all the birds' food requirements are catered for. Hand-taming your parrots will make the pet-keeping experience more satisfying, and a certain amount of training should be seen as essential rather than optional. After all, with some of the larger birds, you're dealing with an animal whose intelligence has been compared to that of a five-year-old child.

It's worth pausing and digesting that fact. Parrots are up there with Dolphins and Chimpanzees, and in the bird world only certain members of the crow family can give them a run for their money when it comes to being smart cookies.

Within this diverse range of sizes and intellects there is bound to be a parrot to suit your home. This guide looks at what some of the most popular species require in terms of housing and feeding, but also acts as a useful guide for all parrot species kept as pets.

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Ellen, 31 October 2019

Did your budgie return? Did you leave him access to his cage , food, and water?


Twila, 29 July 2019

i have a parrolet...she squaks nonstop for no apparent reason. she is picky about her seed will take frofrom my hand but bites when she is touched. i don't know what to do...do i get another parrolet...or a different type of bird


Farii, 3 April 2019

My 2 gray parrot Chicks properly not digest the feed. After 3 4 hours crops ful and not empty. Age 13 days. And feed kytee exact with omega 3. I check the vet.amd and suggest me nilstat syrup Morning and evening one drop.


Jack, 1 April 2019

My budgie got out last Thursday and I really miss him


Laylabaker, 18 October 2018

Wow there sooo pretty

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