Pet Parrot Selection And Care

What parrots do people commonly choose for a pet? The answer depends on a few factors. Firstly, you need to decide if you want a pair of parrots or a single parrot. Some species of parrots do much better when they are with another of their kind. Then there are other species that prefer to be kept alone and just interact with humans and an example of these is the Cockatoo.

Parrots that prefer to be kept in pairs include the Conure Parrot and Lovebird. Most other parrots mix well together with different species of parrot. These include the Eclectus Parrot, Amazons, Conures and the Regents Parrot.  

Do you want to teach a a parrot to speak? If so then it is best to select a species that is happy to live by itself and that can mimic sounds that they hear. Parrots such as African Grey Parrots, Cockatoos, Budgerigars, Cockatiels, Quaker Parrots, Major Mitchell Parrots and Galahs are all birds that can quite easily be taught to speak. Budgerigars are in fact one of the most popular parrot pets and can be kept as a single bird or in a cage with other budgies.

What do parrots eat?

Parrots enjoy eating nuts and seeds as they possess tough curvy beaks that are suited for cracking the shells.While the seeds and nuts are vital components of a pet parrot’s diet; they do not supply all of the required nutrient needs required for a healthy, lively and energetic bird. A well-balanced parrot diet comprising of pellets, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, milk, cereals and supplements can provide the pet parrot the much required nourishment.

List of foods:

Parrots happily relish small servings of raw or dried pumpkin, melon, sesame seeds, poppy and flax seeds, guava and berries. Millet spray is considered to be parrot’s preferred delicacy. Parrots also love nibbling on assortments of cereals like oats, buckwheat and corn. Basically any fruit, especially the sweeter ones and fresh vegetables are suitable for feeding your parrot (with the excepts listed below). Cut them into chunks big enough for a parrot to grasp in their feet and let them chomp away and keep themselves occupied.

Foods to avoid:

However, the owner should refrain from giving the parrot chocolates, avocado, mushroom, cooking oil and coffee to eat, as these foods have a poisonous effect on them.

Given all this information