Most lovers of pets will confess the truth that for their love of bird pets, the option of having a parrot kept for this obsession will be nothing but irresistible for them. Before you bring the beautiful macaw you set eyes on at the pet store, here are some things you will need to put in mind about these creatures of beauty and petting.
First and foremost be ready to dedicate a good and adequate amount of time attention to these birds for they are creatures which demand a lot of attention anyway. There demands stem from the basic natures of the birds where they are characteristically defined by being quite social and will feel quite comfortable where they are generally free and stimulated physically and engaged socially. That nevertheless is not to mean that you cannot have the pets kept under some restrictions like inside a cage, for the caging can be done with these natures and qualities of them well attended to all the same.
The other fact about these animals that you will do well noting as you think of rearing them at home is their characteristic noisy nature. They however vary in how loud they can actually get. The Amazons, Macaws, Cockatoos and African Grays are some of the types which are regarded for being the loudest of the parrots with the sister companions of the Pionus, and some of the Poicephalus types being known for getting relatively less loud. The budgies, lovebirds and parrotlets are however considered to be the most quite of the parrot breeds and they never tend to scream a lot as compared to the other varieties.
One other fact about the birds is the intelligence that they possess which is often rated as high as to get them to near levels of that of the chimpanzees and the dolphins and the human toddlers! As such the birds will be receptive of trainings in doing a number of tricks and even get mimicking human sounds which proves them a real fun pet for the home life.
The other question which may get starters head-scratching is the type of items and necessities for rearing these birds in the home. The birds will naturally call for nutritious food which can be found from the commercial feeds and as well a little creativity with your vegetables will as well be sufficient for a feeding program. Parrots must as well be provided with adequate housing facilities. The house for the birds should basically be roomy enough for them to be able to spread their wings without much trouble. Clean the cages quite regularly for the birds will be quite messy in their eatng.