11th December 2019

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Can a bird be a pet?

Birds are not domesticated animals. Birds commonly kept as pets are no different than their wild relatives – they are the native species of other countries. Chlamydiosis (psittacosis) and avian tuberculosis can be transmitted through the air from birds to humans.

So, what is the best parrot to have as a pet?

The Top 10 Best Pet Birds
  • Cockatiels. Of all the surveys we received, the bird that rated No. 1 was the cockatiel, with 23 percent of the votes.
  • African Grey Parrots. The second-place winner was African greys, with 20 percent of the vote.
  • Budgerigars.
  • Cockatoos.
  • Conures.
  • Macaws.
  • Poicephalus.
  • Amazon Parrots.

What kind of parrots are there?

Parrots are members of the order Psittaciformes, which includes more than 350 bird species, including parakeets, macaws, cockatiels and cockatoos, according to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Though there are many types of parrots, all parrot species have a few traits in common.

Is a parrot a good pet?

While many parrot species do well with well-behaved children, and can be excellent family pets, they are generally not a good child's pet due to their potential lifespan and care required. Parrots require consistent daily care and attention and are also longer lived than most other companion animals.
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