Do you love parrots?
Do you find their colorful plumage appealing?
Does the idea of owning a unique, intelligent creature cohabitation with you make you want to run out and go adopt a Parrot?
Well before you do, you better read our Parrot Adoption Guide first!
In it you will learn all the best information on how to find a parrot to adopt, behavioral issues in adopted parrots and tips and tricks to help you establish a loving bond with the your adopted winged pet.
Are you planning to bring a parrot home?
Before adopting a Parrot you should consider the following:
Parrots are highly intelligent; in fact, in some species, their intelligence is equivalent to that of a three to five year old child.
Does this sound a bit overwhelming?
Well not to worry!
Our Adopting a Parrot Guide is the premier handbook on how to adopt a parrot and how to have an adoring relationship with your new Parrot forever!
One of the first things a new parrot owner should do after adopting a new parrot is to take it to a Certified Avian Veterinarian for a Well-Bird Exam.
This examination will ensure that your new Parrot is healthy and happy before bringing him home to your family.
Parrots are very active and inquisitive and must be provided with plenty of room to move about and play.
An indoor or sheltered outdoor aviary or a flight safe room (windows covered, no cats or dogs, no ceiling fans, etc.) that will allow your Parrot to fly is good for exercise.
Parrots with clipped wings can get exercise by climbing, swinging, and flapping, if provided with ample space, toys, and climbing structures.
It will also give you clear advice on how to ‘parrot-proof’ your home.
You need to do this for both the safety of your parrot and also to prevent damage done by your parrot.
Many common household products and items may be hazardous to your Parrot.
What is the biggest mistake most new Parrot owners commit?
The biggest mistake that new Parrot owners do is to feed their adopted parrots a seed or pellet only diet.
This is very harmful to your Parrot. All Parrots need a varied diet including grains, beans, fruits and vegetables.
The guide will explain to you all the nutritional benefits of providing your parrot with a varied diet
Another thing to keep in mind when adopting a Parrot is the quality of light and air in your home environment.
Light exposure and sleep are very important to all Parrots.
They need at least 4 hours of exposure to UVA and UVB rays from sunlight or full-spectrum lighting to provide them with vitamin D, which promotes vitamin
A absorption, which is very important to promote upper respiratory health.
Parrots, like young children, must have a minimum of 10 hours of sleep each night.
Parrots are very sensitive to air quality as well.
The difference between humans and Parrots is that a Parrot restores virtually all the air in its lungs with each breath it takes.
Since there is no remaining air left in the lungs during the ventilation cycle of parrots, they transfer more oxygen and more pollutants during each breath.
Therefore parrots should never be exposed to tobacco smoke, chemical fumes such as hairspray and air fresheners and cleaners, or any Teflon coated materials.
Did you know that parrots are sensitive birds?
Parrots are very unique creatures that deserve all the love and attention that you can give them.
Owning a parrot is a very rewarding experience so make sure that you read our guide to adopting a parrot to guarantee both yours and your Parrot’s happiness!
Before you adopt a parrot, you should educate yourself thoroughly about all the things you need to know to keep your parrot happy and safe.