Top Things To Consider When Buying A Parrot

Top Things To Consider When Buying A Parrot

Parrots come from the family of Psittacidae in the order of Psittaciformes with 393 known species in the world. These avian creatures are known to be intelligent with captivating personalities and aesthetics. For this reason, they are the most poached birds in the world.So if you are planning to buy a parrot, it is best to consider to whom you will buy it: from a wildlife poacher or a breeder. The seller of the parrot plays a vital role in your pet’s behavior for the following reasons.

Criteria Breeder Poacher
Price Depends on the breeder Approximately it is sold at $550 by Brazilian poachers
Health With proper nutrition Parrots are prone to experience depression, sickness, and even death upon captivity from the wild.
Training They are well-trained with a strand of wildness left since that is an innate trait of every domesticated creature. Very wild and can be dangerous since they can give powerful bite when under stress. So, it needs long-term work of taming.
Adaptability Since they are raised from birth by a breeder, they have fully adapted the life outside the wild. Captivated birds will have a hard time adapting to the new environment particularly the old ones.
Legality Completely legal as long as the breeder is licensed Illegally trafficked and can even put you behind bars for buying it.
Diet Has a specified diet and nutrients They might be picky when eating because they are hypersensitive towards the new environment.

Parrots are high maintenance and buying them from a poacher will give you a lot of trouble aside from breaking the wildlife protection law. Hence, only buy from certified parrot breeders. For more information about parrot purchase and handling, visit this website Talkie Parrot.


Debunking Myths About Parrots

Parrots are one of the most understood creatures in the world. In America, parrots had just entered into the list of the most abandoned pets in the home shelter because they are high maintenance and can be extremely demanding in their health state and companion. Below are some myths that are usually believed by people who lack knowledge about parrots.

  1. All species of parrots can talk.

There are only a few species of parrots that can talk and the species with the most advanced cognitive skill is the African Grey parrot.

  1. The only birds that can talk are parrots.

No, this is not true. Other birds like crows, ravens, Australian magpies, starlings, and mockingbirds can talk and mimic sounds, too.

  1. Parrots have vocal cords.

Parrots do not have a vocal cord instead they only use their muscles to regulate the airflow in their body to be able to mimic sounds.

  1. Parrots will not learn to talk if you teach them to whistle first.

Parrots can learn both things regardless of the order.

  1. Only male parrots can talk.

Female parrots can be taught to talk, too. You just need to be patient.

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