For the lovers of birds as pets at home, a parrot choice for this purpose would be an irresistible idea. Before you bring the beautiful macaw you set eyes on at the pet store, here are some things you will need to put in mind about these creatures of beauty and petting.
Generally, parrots are a kind of bird that requires a lot of time and attention and as such for the successful breeder, he must be ready and willing to dedicate the required attention to these pets. This is informed by the reason of nature of the birds which defines them as being quite social and as such will thrive and enjoy life where they are generally engaged physically and equally stimulated. Nonetheless, you can still have the parrots kept in a cage only building or acquiring a cage that will all the time allow them to feel physically engaged in freedom.
The other fact about these animals that you will do well noting as you think of rearing them at home is their characteristic noisy nature. They however vary in how loud they can actually get. The Amazons, Macaws, Cockatoos and African Grays are some of the types which are regarded for being the loudest of the parrots with the sister companions of the Pionus, and some of the Poicephalus types being known for getting relatively less loud. The budgies, lovebirds and the parrotlets are generally known for being the most quiet and least loud of the parrot and will rarely be into the screams associated with the other breeds for parrots.
One other fact about the birds is the intelligence that they possess which is often rated as high as to get them to near levels of that of the chimpanzees and the dolphins and the human toddlers! This makes them be able to receive training in mimicking and doing some crazy tricks which will make having them at home a lively experience.
The other question which may get starters head-scratching is the type of items and necessities for rearing these birds in the home. The birds will naturally call for nutritious food which can be found from the commercial feeds and as well a little creativity with your vegetables will as well be sufficient for a feeding program. Housing needs are also another factor to place in proper perspective as you think of having one of these birds at home for your pet needs. Allow for space large enough in the cages for nesting the birds which will give them room to spread their wings as wide as they would want to in order to provide the birds absolute comfort. You must as well mind the fact that the birds have some weird eating habits which will get them so messy around the cage and thus ensure to have a regular clean up of the cages and the surrounding to clear it of such elements of dirt and filth.