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Author Topic: Should You Own a Parrot: 5 Things to Consider  (Read 657 times)

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Should You Own a Parrot: 5 Things to Consider
« on: July 27, 2016, 11:46:34 AM »
I am trying to get hold of the publisher for permission to add this article. I am adding it in the meantime as it is to good not to share. Hope he/she do not mind.

This article was first published in 2008 on the now-defunct blog. Iím republishing it here as that site has been taken down.

Some people think of parrots as low-maintenance pets, a step up from fish and hamsters, but much less trouble than a dog or cat. Anyone who gets a pet bird under that assumption is in for a rude surprise. The truth of the matter is that parrots have a lot of needs encompassing everything from attention to diet. Parrots are not merely decoration that can be content sitting in a cage.

On the other hand, no one knows the satisfaction of being loved and trusted by an animal quite like a bird owner. If you do your research and know what youíre getting into, bringing a parrot into your home could be the most rewarding decision you could make.

If youíre just starting to think about taking a parrot into your home, here are five things to consider:

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