Should I Get a Parrot?

Should I get a Parrot?

Should I get a Parrot?

Parrots make phenomenal pets. They are gorgeous, intelligent and loyal. However, becoming a parrot owner is a big responsibility and will require some effort on your part. So before you go out and purchase a Parakeet,  Cockatiel or a larger parrot, ask yourself the following questions—be sure to think long and hard!!!

1.    Are you willing to invest a considerable amount of time in your new feathered baby? Parrots are living creatures that require care and companionship. A parrot is not a decoration or trophy to show off to your friends. Parrots can live many years.  In fact, the larger the parrot the more years they can live.  Many parrots have been known to live 60-80 years.  In order to keep your parrot healthy and happy, you will need to train and play with it.  Bird Toys and Parrot Playgyms are essential. But you should do more than simply toss a few parrot toys in your bird’s cage and call it good. Instead, interact with your feathered friend. After buying a new parrot toy, introduce them to your bird and play with him. This will serve to strengthen the bond between you and your new feathered child.

2.   Are you willing to invest a reasonable amount of money on your bird? Owning a bird does not necessarily require you to break the bank. But it is essential that you provide your parrot with a proper-sized cage and plenty of  bird toys. Try looking for fun, innovative bird toy supplies and parrot toys. An occasional Chain Store Bird Toy is okay, but your birds will appreciate parrot toys that are more intellectually challenging and stimulating. These specialty toys may cost a bit more, but they are well worth it. They will last longer and your bird will have much more fun with them. To get started, check out Fun Time Birdy’s unique line of pet bird toys: www.funtimebirdy.com.

c.    Are you willing to adjust your lifestyle? Whether you are having a new baby or adopting a new feathered baby bird, it will affect your daily routine. As a parrot owner, you must be committed to acting in your feathered friends best interest. This may mean eliminating your daily trip to Starbucks, so you can utilize that money to buy a few bird toys. If you normally travel every weekend, take your parrot into consideration. You may need to stay home a little more frequently so you can spend time with your bird. Your parrot will love it when you interact with him and help him play with his bird toys.

If you are willing to make a few minor adjustments, having a pet bird is an extremely rewarding experience. You will enrich each other’s lives for many years to come!

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