The Best Kinds of Parrots for Pets

When you decide that you want to have a parrot as a pet, do you know which ones would make the best choice for a pet for you? You may not be aware of the different things to consider when choosing a pet parrot and there are things you need to know in order to make the best choice.

Parrots can live up to 70 years so you need to be willing to make a lifelong commitment to the bird. They are also very social animals and thrive on attention and company. You need to be willing to take the time to spend with your parrot in order for them to be happy. Some people assume that because they are in a cage, or do not require the amount of time and attention as a dog does, that they are fine on their own but this is not true. You cannot leave your parrot alone for more than a day or two.

When it comes to choosing the best kind of parrot for you, there is not really a solid answer. You should determine your availability and time limits and what you are willing to invest in the care of your parrot. The easiest kind of parrot to care of is the humble budgerigar. These are easy to tame and can be trained like other bigger kinds of parrots but require less attention. They often are not as talkative so if you are looking for a more talkative parrot, you should consider a different kind.

African grey parrots are intelligent birds and can very easily pick up a broad vocabulary. They need a lot more care and can live much longer. These are very popular parrots because of their ability to talk and mimic. They can have vocabularies of up to a few hundred words.

Amazon and ring neck parrots are also good birds to have as pets and live to be about 20 years old. They need varied diets that include lots of vegetables, although they are not as talkative as African grey parrots, they still can have a wide vocabulary.

Blue macaws and gold macaws are also a good type of parrot to consider. They have beautiful feathers and are generally a very laid back kind of bird. Cockatiels are another option if you do not have a lot of money to spend. They can talk but are more reluctant to than some species.

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