Very well put! Anyone thinking of getting a parrot needs to study this list and make sure the pros outweigh the cons FIRST. My B& G Macaw, Taz definitely has a few cons, no lie, but his many wonderful pros more than make up for it–to me. Not for everyone. Many of my friends are scared of him, put off by his screams for various reasons and just the overall mess he can create. Something else to factor in, a parrot may be perfect for you, but how about others in your house or life?
- Mess: Birds fling their food, produce feather dust, moult once a year, and poop without discretion.
- Noise: Parrots scream. They do this to alert you to their mood, be that happy, sad, angry, bored, frustrated, etc. Excessive screaming can be discouraged, but never entirely suppressed. Note that this is loud.
- Demands: Owning parrots will change your life – don’t expect a pretty ornament who sits in its cage all day. There is a lot that goes into the daily care of a pet bird, from showering with you each morning, to…
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