Your child's birthday is around the
corner and you want to give her a unique gift. You have
decided to get a pet for her. And you want a parrot.
There are a million questions coming to your mind. The
first one is - where will you get parrots for sale?
As an expert in parrot training and having owned parrots
for the last twenty years, here are a few tips.
Pet Stores - One of
the most convenient places to buy your pet, these shops
are easy to locate and most of them obtain their animals
from breeders. Bird Specialty Stores
- These are a newer option for bird buyers. Most bird
specialty stores are run by devoted and committed bird
Newspapers - Newspapers are a great
source when it comes to finding a variety of birds.
However, buying through a newspaper can be a little
dicey at times, particularly for the inexperienced.
Groups - Rescue groups are there to take in
unwanted parrots that, quite often, have suffered from
medical or behavioral problems. These birds are then
put up for adoption.
With the knowledge of where you get
parrots for sale, you must decide which species of parrots
will suit your lifestyle. To make the right choice,
go to Which
parrot is right for me?
Breeders - Many are wonderfully caring individuals who
breed birds out of love. However there are a few who
breed just to make money, so their scruples are usually
not in the best shape.
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Questions you must ask breeders:
- References? - get 'em and check 'em
- Shipping? - do they? From where? If they do it from
USPS, run as if there is no tomorrow! USPS is absolutely
- Fully fledged? - it would be wise to purchase your
baby parrot from a breeder who will allow their babies
to learn how to fly, land, and manuver inflight before
clipping the wings
- Socialization? - ask what is done to socialize the
baby parrots that the breeder is selling.
- Weaning? - what is the baby parrot eating? How much
fresh produce, warm soft food, pellets and or seed?
How long will the baby have been weaned before you
- Vaccinations? - will the baby have received it's
- Well-Bird Vet Check? - Many breeders will provide
this well bird checkup before the baby parrot leaves
their aviary, and I would recommend that you select
one who will do so for your purchase.
Assistance? - if you're a novice
bird owner please find a breeder who will provide
you with some basic education, advice and written
information. It would also be helpful to you, if
you are encouraged to call with questions after