1. Buying the parrot
After finding the parrot or
parrots you have to buy an adequate
The first point to consider is the
comfort of the birds, they need space, according to their size, their
number and their moves.
Then take the practical side of the
cage into consideration: it must be easy to clean. Then you may consider
the esthetical side!
material of the cage according to the bird: wood, metal or
Never place magazine paper on the cage ground,
prefer sand or cat litter (non scented).
2. Placing the parrot
The parrot cages should be
placed in a peaceful, well lighted place, with air, but no draught. Be careful with other pets such as dogs and
cats, until they get used to each others.
Avoid to move the cage too often, birds are stressed by any
change. Do not place the cage in a kitchen, even well ventilated: kitchen steams are lethal for
If you have a garden, you
can build an aviary. You will make it according to the birds and your financial means. Make sure the rails are
robust and of good quality. You have to think of outside predators. Try to build an entry chamber, and enough doors
to feed the birds without scaring them. A shelter against wind and rain is also necessary.
See also: parrot information or buying a