What Species of Parrot Should I Introduce Into My Family?

What Species of Parrot Should I Introduce Into My Family?

Kori R. enquires,

Hello

I am researching parrots.

I am looking for the best way to go about purchasing one to add to our family.

Do you sell them or do you know of a reliable source where we can purchase one?

Thank you

Kori

Dear Kori

Researching parrots. That is a wide-ranging subject. 

What is the basis of your research of parrots?

Is this for school, are you planning to become a vet?

Or are you just trying to learn about parrots and which one might be a good pet for you and your family?

There are many variables to consider.

Is this your first parrot?

Do you have an idea of what kind of or sized parrot you are looking for?

Is it just you?

You and a partner, are there, children, too?

How about dogs and cats?

Do you work from home or leave for 40 hours plus a week?

These are just a few questions to ask.

We do not sell birds. You can find them at pet shops, bird fairs and clubs, bird rescues, and bird breeders.

What is your location, we can try to make recommendations?

Please respond and we will try to help.

Hi. Sorry if there was any confusion.

We are a family wanting to add a bird to our mé·nage.

I personally would like an African Grey Parrot as I read they were one of the smartest animals.

My dilemma is we live in a super rural area in northeastern Indiana and trying to find a place that sells them is difficult. 

I have seen where you can have them shipped to you but I wasn’t sure if that was a good idea.

A  part of me feels like that would be terrifying for the animal. 

If you could maybe give me insight on where would be a reliable place to purchase that would be great.

Thank you for your time.

Dear Kori 

Okay, more information was helpful. African Greys (Congo and Timnahs) are very nice birds but unless you are able to spend several hours a day with the bird and plan to take it with you when you travel it may not go as well as you hope for.

It would be like adopting a small child with similar emotions. For best results, the whole family must be involved as it is a 30-50 year investment.

Reach out to local bird clubs, attend bird fairs, go visit bird rescues.

Not only will you find your bird closer to home but you will learn more and have support and resources.

Thank you so much for the information, your time and your help.

 

I am definitely a homebody. I have been through several very traumatic incidents so I don’t go out much. It is why I love my home companions. 

Thank you again.

Kori

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Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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