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Parrots are very interesting but specific pets. Therefore, it is important to know all aspects of parrot husbandry before purchasing a parrot. Parrot ownership is aptly illustrated by the thought – you have to accept the good, the bad, and the ugly part of parrot ownership.

Don’t be too quick to admire large parrots

Many people who are fascinated by parrots immediately want to buy one of the great parrots. This often results in the parrot being resold months or years later. It is therefore not recommended to buy a Great Parrot for anyone who has never kept a parrot. All parrots are troublesome, big parrots are big and troublesome.

All Great Parrots need frequent interaction with humans. Therefore, people who work outside the home all day should not be allowed to keep a great parrot. Jacko, Kakadu, Aros are like children who should not be left alone for long. In addition, once they reach maturity (and they take only 3 to 5 years to mature), Great Parrots can become aggressive and destructive due to sex hormones. In order to resolve You need a lot of knowledge and patience to deal with the problems that arise. This is why so many great parrots are sold from the age of 5 years. And jacco parrots are particularly prone to feather picking (40% of jaccos pick).

Keeping a Great Parrot is more difficult than keeping a dog or a cat. In America, the great parrot boom is over, and the medium parrots are now the most popular because they have all the advantages of the great parrot but none of the disadvantages – they are just as fun and interesting and less problematic.

There are no silent parrots, only less noisy ones

Parrots express their emotions by vocalising, so before you buy a parrot, make sure you know if this species is suitable for your level of vocalisation. If you want a quiet, peaceful home, parrots may not be suitable.

Lesser parrots are quiet, but make noise practically all day. Some people are not bothered by the constant squeaking, but others find it easier to put up with a few minutes or a dozen minutes a day of a very noisy Amazon or Macaw than a constant cypsation.

Nymphs and songbirds are relatively quiet.

Pionus, Senegal and Mayer’s parrots are quite quiet.

Jaco – speaks, repeats more than makes noise but has a strong voice.

Rosella and Kramers have a strong voice but do not honk as often.

Amazons – are very noisy, but some talk more and do not make any noise. Orange-winged and lilac-crowned Amazons are quieter than double yellow-headed, yellow-naped and blue-fronted Amazons.

Macaws – rarely make noise, but very loud.

Cockatoos are the loudest of all birds, with screams as loud as 140 decibels, compared to 70 decibels in residential homes and an ear-damaging 105 decibels. It is because of the noise level that most cockatoos travel from house to house. Pink cockatoos are quieter than other cockatoo species.

Aratingos are the noisiest of all parrots because they scream very often and extremely loudly. Listen here. Although the pyrrhura (raudamselflies) are also classified as arating, but they are the quietest of the arating species.

Longevity is not always an advantage

Parrots live very long lives, even waved parrots live for several years. Average parrots live for about 20 years, and the larger parrots will live with you longer than your children. Are you sure you can and want to keep a parrot for that long?

The room in which your parrot will live may need to be changed:

Grids on the windows. Parrots immediately notice that a window is open and can fly out. It is very difficult to catch and find a parrot outside. This is the most common cause of parrot loss. By the way, large parrots can easily chew through the netting.Bring in any flowers from the room where the parrot will live. Because parrots feed on and destroy houseplants. In addition, most houseplants are dangerous and fatally poisonous to parrots.Be prepared for the parrot to damage and ruin things in your home. Protect items that a parrot might land on and damagei. Parrots must be released to fly if you want a psychologically and physiologically healthy bird. This has a downside, as parrots like to tidy up the house when they are out of the cage – breaking pictures, mirror frames, wires, tearing curtains, chewing wallpaper, etc.

Parrots are real litter-bugs

Be prepared for there to be litter around the cage – feathers, food scraps. Although there is much less litter and dust when feeding pellets than when feeding seeds. Cockatoos and Jaco parrots also produce a lot of feather dust, which not only adds extra dirt but also causes respiratory problems for sensitive people. When keeping a parrot, you want to vacuum the rooms much more often. Parrots in the wild throw food on the ground, a natural, innate behaviour that is important in the ecosystem (this is how ground-dwelling animals get fruit and seeds from trees that grow high up). However, this behaviour does not make a parrot happy to be kept at home.

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