So You Want a Pet Parrot?

Today we know about 600 species of parrots, mostly inhabited by forests of warmer regions. They are distinguished by size (large, medium and small), feather color, voice, diet, etc. In nature, they live in flocks, sleep in tree canopies, tree holes, rock holes, etc., where they prefer to make nests. The same pair of parrots have lived in the community all their lives and are the best example of faithfulness, tenderness and love in nature.

Larger species of parrots hatch 2-4 once a year, and less than three times 4-8 eggs a year. Both male and female lie on them. The young ones are performed for the larger ones for 19-25 and for the smaller ones for 16-18 days.

In the wild, they feed on seeds, fruits, tree buds, and various greenery, so they are considered harmful birds in nature. In some parts of the world, they are hunting nets and weapons en masse.

Keeping parrots in homes has been known since ancient times. It is believed that Alexander the Great, when they conquered Asia, transferred them to Greece. The rich Romans held them for a long time, taught them to imitate human speech and were highly regarded. Believe it or not, our dear readers, it is noted that at that time the value of parrots exceeded that of commodities.


Parrots are very easily accustomed to the cage and humans, feed on a variety of foods and can reach a deep age (some species even over 100 years). Normally, the size of the bird will determine the size of the cage, so keep in mind that when the wings spread, the parrot and other birds should not touch the sides of the cage, allow them to stand upright and have at least two shortcuts so they can jump and play.

Given that they have a strong, sturdy beak, it is important that the cage is not made of wood, as it will literally eat it. He has to get food every day, as well as fresh water. She needs bone cuttlefish, both because of her beak and minerals. There are various food and water supplements available in specialized stores today, but we will talk about it another time.

Unfortunately unlike birdhouses, bird cages have yet to find aesthetics. So while it might be tempting to get a nice looking modern birdhouse for your parrot, these of course are too small. So for now we’re stuck with the mundane. But remember, it’s the pet which is important, not its housing.


If you have decided to get a parrot today, which is our case, most commonly the Australian parrot (tiger) or the increasingly popular, slightly larger, standard, you need a suitable wire cage (not rusty) that should include:

• food bowl water bowl
• 2-3 sticks for flying and standing
• cuttlefish bone
• crosses for swinging
• bowl for various nutritional supplements
• bath tub

Such a cage fully meets the needs of a small parrot and with your love it will make you feel happy and comfortable, and that will prove to you soon.


Parrots do not like drafts, and constant exposure to the sun’s rays, when you let it fly, pull the curtains against the window until it gets used to a new space, turn off the gas or electric cooker, and if your water boils, cover it. Joke, you already know all that. Good luck!