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This parrot lovers communityb is for parrot owners as well as those considering getting a parrot. You don't need to be a pirate to take on a parrot as your companion! A parrot makes a great pet who requires only proper parrot cages, training and a few supplies! This community can help you get all the information you need and much more.
 
Use this community to find Parrot Cages, Training and parrot supplies like perches,food and more. Learn how to Teach your Parrot to Talk. We also have Videos, DVD’s on Breeding, Diet and more. And, we can help you find all kinds of parrots too , like the African Grey Parrot, Macaw, Senegal, Amazon Parrots and evenCockatoos.


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If you're a parrot owner or thinking of getting a parrot, then we've got all you need! Parrot Cages, Training, Teach your Parrot to Talk. Parrot Supplies, Perches, Videos, DVDs Breeding, Diet, Food and ...

Parrot - A Pirate's Best Friend

 
Could be there’s a bit of pirate in every person who buys a parrot as a companion pet. After all, what would a self-respecting pirate be without a parrot to talk with on those long watches waiting for ships to plunder or at the very least something to complain to when no one else will listen!

Parrots come three families: true parrots, cockatoos and a branch called Nestoridae. The colorful birds are found throughout the world’s tropical regions, with several species living in the temperature Southern Hemisphere as well. Companion parrots include large species such as Amazons, African Greys, Cockatoos and Macaws; mid-sized birds such as Caiques and Conures, and many of the smaller types including Budgies, Cockatiels, Parakeets and Lovebirds.

Some of the world’s most intelligent birds, it’s the ability of some parrot species to imitate human voices that makes them popular pets. With the right home parrots have the potential to make excellent, highly interactive pets, prized by their owners, but they are by no means easy, low maintenance pets. They need a parrot cage large enough to allow them to spread their wings, along with daily attention, proper training and supplies.

Here are some tips if you’re considering a parrot:
•    Roomier cages are best for all birds.
•    Be sure a metal cage doesn’t have any sharp edges or toxic paint.
•    Get a large Victorian cage if your bird likes to climb.
•    Bar spacing on the cage should be 1-1/4 inches or more. Too-small spacing can injure your parrot.
•    Get perches made of soft wood to give your bird comfortable seating.
•    Make sure your pet's cage has large doors for access to your pet and to clean and refill food and water cups.
•    The cage should have a removable drawer or tray for easy cleaning.

Parrots’ intelligence means that they can learn new behaviors easily. Unfortunately they’ll learn bad behaviors as easily as good ones unless their pet owners are responsible with training. Larger parrots in particular need training, because without it they can be messy, destructive and loud. Some individuals may exhibit some aggressive behaviors during adolescence that will need to be curbed by good training. Many parrots end up having to be re-homed because their owners did not understand such common behavior problems such as aggression, biting, screaming and destruction.

Even with their needs for a good cage, training and the right supplies, parrots can be very rewarding pets because of their desire to interact with people. Parrots that are properly socialized can be friendly and outgoing companions. They’ll also take easily to learning tricks, a practice that helps to redirect the bird’s energy and prevent or correct behavior problems. Some parrots have even been trained as therapy animals for children and the elderly.

If they’re taught young enough, many parrots can be trained to wear harnesses, which enables their owners to take them outside without the risk of their pets flying away. That’s because in the wild, parrots are prey animals, and even the most tame pet is likely to bolt if spooked and then who would you talk to??




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