There are a lot of positive reasons for owning a parrot. They’re intelligent, responsive, perceptive, social, caring, entertaining, companions. If you’re reading this article then you probably already have a list of positive reasons for becoming a parrot owner. Owning pet birds is very popular in the US. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturing Association (APPMA) there are projected to be 17.3 Million pet birds in 6.4 million US households in next year. Birds are increasingly becoming family pets. However, they can be challenging and a handful for some people. This article will focus on the aspects of becoming a parrot owner that are often overlooked or ignored. “Ready, Informed, or Not?” that is the question. Purchasing a parrot for the first time will change your life. If you’re not ready to make some changes then you’re probably not ready to purchase a parrot.
Buyer Beware and Be Aware
It’s your responsibility not the seller’s to determine if you’re a good fit for a parrot. Most sellers are in the business to make money. The parrots needs and your needs are usually lower than money on the priority list. It’s your responsibility to do the research before purchasing a parrot. The parrot sellers are just one small source of information. Please don’t rely on the seller alone to make an informed decision. Reading this article is an excellent step toward becoming informed. There are some other excellent sources for doing your research listed in the “Selecting a breed” section later in this article.