Many animal lovers get parrots because they are attracted to the parrot’s unusual personality. Parrots are entertaining and beautiful but they are also quick-tempered, independent and very smart animals.
With that being said is a parrot the right pet for you? There are many things to consider should you finally decide to purchase a parrot.
The first thing to consider is the size of your space. Do you have enough room to keep a large cage to house your parrot? You want to make sure that you and your parrot will be comfortable with the amount of room that you have.
Another thing to consider when deciding if a parrot is the right pet for you is noise. Parrots can be quite loud. You may enjoy the noise a parrot makes when it is trying to get your attention, however, you want to take into account your surroundings. If you are in an apartment or your neighbors are really close, it may be more noise than they can tolerate.
Do you have other pets, for instance a dog or a cat? There are some dogs that like to chase anything that moves and cats are natural hunters. This doesn’t mean that a parrot cannot become friends with a dog or cat but you should supervise them whenever your parrot is out of the cage.
Do you have small children? If you do you will want to make sure that you can keep an eye on them. A parrot’s beak if very powerful and a small finger through the cage can look mighty tasty or threatening to the parrot. You may want to make sure that you have a way to keep the parrot in a safe place when you cannot be around to supervise.
Please take these things into consideration when deciding if a parrot is the right pet for you. The last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time and money on getting a parrot just to have to get rid of it later on.
About The Author
Amy Howard is the creator of the website http://www.parrotspage.com where it’s all about parrots. Find out if you have room in your life for one of these beautiful creatures.