|Whether captured in the wild or born in captivity, parrots are not
domesticated animals like cats and dogs. They are still wild
animals. Their natural curiosity, sensitivity, intellect, playfulness,
and ability to form bonds with humans can tempt people to keep
intriguing are the same ones that make them extremely difficult to
live with as companion animals. Many parrots find themselves
displaced as their natural behaviors and needs clash with human
expectations. Before you buy or adopt a parrot, consider the
* Parrots bite and chew — you and your home!
* Parrots are messy and active!
* Parrots scream, but many do not talk!
* Most parrots won't learn cute tricks!
* Parrots are social and need daily attention!
* Some parrots never bond with humans!
* Parrots need to be served a varied diet!
* Parrots are sensitive to household products!
* Parrot cages, toys, and vet visits are expensive!
* Large parrots can live up to 80 years — will you?
Educating yourself about parrots before bringing one into your
life is crucial to solving the displaced parrot problem! Only people
who thoroughly understand that parrots are wild animals and
who can commit to meeting their demanding needs should
consider providing a home for one. Only then will all parrots kept
in captivity be properly cared for and appreciated for the wild
animals they are, the pet market's demand for "impulse
purchased"baby parrots will decrease, and the displaced bird
epidemic will become a thing of the past.
You can find some very educational info on this page.
|American Federation Of Aviculture, Inc.
The Real Macaw Parrot Club - Pa.
Bird perches, toys. Safe & harmful perch
Feather Plucking Resources
Shower Power/Bathing Birds
Cages, Cages, Cages
Second Hands Bird Article
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So You Think You Want A Cockatoo
How To Kill Your Bird Without Trying
Species Specific Information
Avian Biotech Avian Disease Center
Discover the Causes and Affects of Major
Avian Diseases and Conditions.
10 Things You Need To Know Before You
Adopting A Bird
A Parrots Bill Of Right's
Understanding your birds body language