Before They Come Home


Maybe you've found the right rescue, you've been to visit the birds, you have a parrot in mind and now you're ready to commit!

Maybe you are an "old pro" and just looking to brush up your skills for a new flock addition.

Maybe you are a brand new parrot lover looking for a little more information on what to do.

Let's start by setting things up so you are ready!

Research starts here. Understand that this is a very long term commitment. One that will require you to love with all your heart, continue learning, and require making the welfare of your parrot a priority.

We hope to give you the tools you need to be successful! The power is in your hands to make this a successful partnership. Your parrot may have a past history, special needs, special requirements, or unique circumstances. It's your job to let them be birds first and foremost. Keep them happy, well fed, entertained, enriched, warm and safe. They are relying on you!

Congratulations On The Journey!

Lesson Summary

Congratulations on considering adopting a parrot! Whether you are an experienced bird owner or a first-timer, this is an exciting step to take. However, it is crucial to be well-informed and prepared for the long-term commitment involved.

Here are some key points to consider when adopting a parrot:

  • Do your research: Learn about different types of parrots, their unique needs, and behaviors. Understanding their natural habitat and behavior will help you provide a suitable environment.
  • Commitment is key: Parrots can live for several decades, so be prepared for a lifelong commitment. Make sure you have the time, resources, and willingness to care for your parrot throughout its life.
  • Put their welfare first: It is your responsibility to prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of your parrot. Provide a safe and spacious cage, a balanced and nutritious diet, and regular veterinary care.
  • Enrichment is essential: Parrots are highly intelligent and social creatures. They require mental stimulation and social interaction to thrive. Provide plenty of toys, playtime, and opportunities for socialization.
  • Create a safe environment: Remove any potential hazards from your home that could harm your parrot, such as toxic plants, open windows, or accessible electrical cords.

By following these guidelines, you can create a successful partnership with your parrot, ensuring they are happy, healthy, and loved.

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