Re: We need advice
Posted by Elle Mott on 9/06/07
If you are definately thinking about adding a parrot
to your family do research on the type of parrot you are
interested in. I would recommend a small green cheek conure/
or a blue crown conure as a first parrot. They are fun and
playful and not as destructive as the larger parrots.
Cockatoos are wonderful and loving but also very destructive.
They love wood bookcases, kitchen cabinets etc. Think
about the power of the beck! If a bird has a beck they can
and will use it at some point.
Also, a healthy cockatoo has a dust-which does cause allergies
in alot of people. Another point! you will be getting to
dust your house over and over again! Brooms and dust pans
become an extension of your arm. Also, are you in a living
situations that you can wake up to a early morning ear
percing scream! Twice a day or more! This alone is a fact
that sends more cockatoo from one home to another.
The last thing I noticed was leaving your parrot out of the
cage with dogs! Definate no! your parrot will likely end
up being food for the dogs.
Please research your decision. Parrots on average only
stay in a home for 2-5 years.
Parrot Education Project.
Hope that helps
We have owned our parrots for 18 years before establishing