How much Too take care of

by Laura
(Saint John NB)

i don't have a parrot but i would love too have one but my parents don't know how much a parrot would cost, how big the cage should be or if their really lound,and they all so don't want me too have one if they are really smelly.

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Jan 07, 2009
Best beginner bird
by: Tracie

Thank you for asking for help. It is so good that you are doing research before purchasing a bird.

All birds make a mess, there is no way around that. Some birds are more messy than others, but it doesn't always depend on a species.

Bigger birds make bigger messes for sure. The more active the species is the more likely the mess also. Our small Budgies make a bigger mess than our two Conures. The Budgies like to shoot their feces outside the cage and they also regurgitate on the toys and walls around the cage.

Lorikeets need several feet around their cages because they shoot liquid feces out of their cages a few feet.

Larger birds tend to make louder noises, but usually less often. Our Green Cheeked Conures make a LOT of noise off and on all day long that can be heard over a 1,000 feet away through 3 closed doors.

Some birds tend to be more nippy than others. The bigger the beak the more likely someone might lose a finger or have to go to the doctor for stitches if they don't pay attention to the bird's body language and don't respect that the bird doesn't want to be handled.

I am NOT saying "All birds are messy and loud, don't get one." I am just being honest about birds so you don't get one and then have to find a home for it.

Our least messy bird and least noisy bird is our Bourke's Parakeet. If you can find a hand tame Bourke's that likes people you will have a really nice bird that the whole family can enjoy, in my opinion.

Another nice bird is the Lineolated Parakeet. If you purchase a Lineolated Parakeet that is hand tame and socialized, then it will likely be a great family bird if you and possibly others in the family, hold the bird and interact with it at least every other day.

Please read some of our Parrot Profiles pages and the stories at the bottom of the species pages.

We also have a Parrot Comparison Chart that you can look at and get a general idea about the different birds.

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