What Will I Need to Provide for an Adopted Parrot?
Bird Rescue Organizations want one thing most of all, that is to find all their adoptable birds a forever home. Before thinking about Parrot adoption make sure you are committed to providing a Parrot a healthy home for many years to come. This is especially important with species of birds that sometimes have lifespans over many decades.
What Does a Parrot Need in Order to Be Healthy?
Parrots are social creatures just like us and will desire to spend time in the same room with you (and family) during the day and evening. Itís important to provide a Parrot with lot of natural light, as well as give them plenty of opportunities for exercise, which they can get by jumping and hanging, or flying indoors (or a sheltered aviary). Birds eat a variety of foods including seeds, pellets, grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Parrot will eat periodically throughout the day and will create a mess around their eating areas. Most birds will also want to vocalize their presence so be prepared for chirping, squawking, and in some cases talking. Itís all to get engaged socially. Very important! Parrots are sensitive to air pollution, and will need fresh air. If you smoke please do not adopt a Parrot as the negative effects of second hand smoke are amplified for birds because with every breath they renew 100% of the air from their lungs. Finally, immediately after adopting a Parrot find a local veterinarian who can give the Parrot checkups, and diagnose any major issues.
Why Parrot Adoption Is the Best Option.
Many Parrots suffer times of hardship and loneliness at the hand of Parrot breeders who are not sensitive to proper care. Breeders offering Parrots for sale sometimes wean young too soon to increase profits, this will harm the a Parrot as they need to learn how to find food and feed on their own. Parrot Rescue organization work hard to prepare Parrots for their next home, and will work with you to find a bird whose temperament will suit your lifestyle. Parrots from shelters usually end up there because the previous owner is suffering a financial hardship, moved, had a death in the family or gave up on caring for the Parrot, NOT because the Parrot is unhealthy.
How Can I Spend Time With Parrots Without Adopting?
The best method is to volunteer at a local bird rescue organization, or get in touch with local bird clubs, and enthusiasts. Birds are not domesticated animals like dogs and cats. They have not spent countless generations in homes alongside humans. Because of this and potential long lifespans before you adopt a Parrot seriously consider if your lifestyle will mesh with the needs of a Parrot, then spend time getting to know the habits of a Parrot.
So you’re looking to adopt a parrot? We’re glad you’ve come to the right place to find out about parrot adoptions. Here are the personality descriptions of parrots that once were listed at Adopt-a-Pet.com. Meet, Clay who is a very interactive, active, clever, and curious parrot adoption. He says "Step up" and offers his foot to you when he wants you to pick him up (which is usually whenever you go by!). Clay often speaks appropriately. He says "Good night" at bedtime and "Goodbye" when someone leaves. He waves his foot while he says "Hi." He even likes to hang upside down from your hand. As with most parrots, Clay needs and craves lots of attention. He doesn't want to just hang out on top of his cage or on a nearby playstand. He'll climb down from wherever he is and walk right on over to you to get you to interact with him! Also like most parrots, Clay needs a good diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, a big cage to call his home while you're away, and lots of toys to destroy. He is a good member of the family and gets along fine with other family pets, including other birds.
Meet Tangradi, a parrot for adoption who is approximately 7 years old. He sports a brilliant flamingo colored crest. Our young man is shy at first but will stand still indefinitely for head scratches and doesn't appear to be cage aggressive. Tangradi is very affectionate, he loves to go outside and play. He enjoys being in the room with you and riding around on your shoulder. Like other parrots he likes to shred wood. His previous owner did say he is extremely affectionate and very handleable, but tends to bond to only one person.
Meet Mickey a 3 year old parrot for adoption. We’ve noticed Mickey is an extremely intelligent bird, who can learn tricks, and mimic sounds in order to build a small vocabulary. Like all parrots, Mickey is very social and will require a lot of interaction to remain happy. He is most happy when in the center of a home’s activity. Micky is a really quiet parrot for adoption and is very sweet. He doesn't like hands, but he is stick trained. He is on a seed diet and we are working on converting him to pellets along with fresh fruits and vegetables. Our dog doesn't seem to upset him nor do small children. This is a wonderful parrot for adoption that someone could have in an apartment or smaller home.
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