Buying A Parrot? Things You Should Consider
Parrots tend to hold a special place in animals lovers hearts, they are much admired throughout the world. A parrots intelligence is an attractive quality that attracts a lot of animal lovers but this can be a two edged sword. Because of their intelligence they require a lot of stimulation and attention for them to remain both mentally and physically healthy. Most of the common Parrot breeds are noisy and sometimes destructive.
One thing you should always consider is whether you want to purchase just one large parrot or perhaps you may want to opt for a smaller breed of parrot where you can purchase a small group to keep indoors.Not only will they make a beautiful collection but you may be able to go into the breeding side of parrot ownership.
Cost can be another major factor when you are considering purchasing your parrot. You must plan ahead and decide roughly how much money you would like to part ways with. Don’t forget you are not talking about just the bird but there are also a lot of other things that you must consider like its food, cage, vet bills and care. These things can add up and cost you a pretty penny so it is wise to make sure you take the time to thoroughly cost it out. Keep in mind that generally parrots are not cheap pets.
A major factor that you must take into account is where you are going to house the animal, not only the cage but where inside or outside that you are going to place that cage. You must choose a parrot that will be comfortable in the cage and area that you plan to keep it in. A good cage should be large enough that the parrot can extend its wings and still have at least another half wingspan space free. This will ensure the bird is kept happy.
If you are considering purchasing an Amazon or or a Cockatoo then you should make sure there is large enough area between your bird and your neighbours as these birds can be very noisy and while you may enjoy the early morning vocalizations, your neighbours may not be so understanding.
As parrots are quite intelligent you must make sure you have enough time to spend with your parrot as they are very social animals and do not like to be left on there own and unstimulated. If you cannot see yourself having enough time for a parrot then don’t purchase one. It will only mean heartache for both you and the parrot.
If after reading this and you are still keen to purchase a parrot then I suggest you go to your local pet supply store and see if they have any available or search online for a dealer in your area.
Source by Iziah Shumkel