Suggested Parrots for Pets

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Suggested Parrots for Pets
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Cockatiel:-
Now comes in many different mutations including Yellow and White can become very tame and confiding in their owners.

African Parrots:-
Including Senegal, Jardine's, Meyer's and Ruppell's all fairly small and reasonably inexpensive as well as quiet. The best known of these type of birds is the African Grey,with the red tail feathers, while its close relative the Timneh Grey* has a maroon tail.

Amazon Parrots:-
Include the Orange Winged, Blue-fronted, Yellow-fronted, Panama, Double Yellow Headed and Yellow-naped as well as various others.

South American Parrots:-
(Pionus family) Blue-Headed, Maximilian, Dusky, Bronzewinged, Coral-billed, Plum-crowned and White Capped.

Macaws:- 
Hahn's Macaw, Yellow-collared Macaw, Blue & Gold as well Green-Winged Macaw. Scarlet Macaw*

Cockatoos:-
Lesser-sulphur crested*, Citron-crested*, Ducorp's, Medium-sulphur crested, Alba or White Cockatoo, Triton, Roseate, and Moluccan* as well as Goffin's Cockatoo.*

* These Birds must have Article 10 Certificates issued by DEFRA, before you can buy or sell them. It is illegal to sell or buy these birds without Article 10 Certificates. For further details on how to apply, follow this link:

CITES Article 10 Certificates

If you are considering buying a Pet Bird of the Parrot species, you must before making your purchase find out as much as you can about them (borrow a good book from the local library or talk to other bird keepers) to find what to feed them on and how to care for them.

You want to obtain them as Parent Reared and tame if possible from a breeder that specialises in the type of bird that you settle on this way they remain parrots even if they are parent reared and young enough you will be able to tame them yourself make sure that they are weaned and eating on their own as it is not unknown for people to sell birds that are far too young and still being spoon fed, this should be avoided.

A Pet Parrot needs a lot of love and attention as well as regular exercise, and a cage that allows it to spread its wings, buy the largest Cage you can afford. A lot of the larger Birds will outlive you if looked after correctly just think how you would feel being shut in a small cage for life!!

See also -

Complete Beginner's Guide

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