Posted Jan 19, 2015
Parrots are one of my most favorite birds, especially one that can actually talk. My macaw, Koka was such an adorable an loving bird. He was talkative, but, he yelled more than he talked. That's the only downside. Although I loved him a lot and played with him a lot, the yelling would make my dad mad, which is why we eventually ended up giving him away. But before that happened let me tell you about how we kept him! Other people buy a huge cage and keep the parrots in a cage, but what we would do is trim the bottom feathers of his wings (this stops them from being able to fly), and we would keep him on a stand in the living room! on one side was his food and on the other was his water.
Food wise, he would eat a parrot food mix from a pet store, usually filled with nuts and seeds.
While parrots may seem easy to care for and fun to keep as a pet, they aren't good for everyone. If you're going to keep them in a cage, make sure the cage is big enough for the big! Make sure you don't over feed or under feed the parrot, and make sure they have water at all time! Macaws have large beaks and if you make them angry they will bite and hurt you. Although Macaws can learn to say words, the yell like parrots do a lot! so if you have a short temper and get annoyed easily, this parrot is not for you. Do not hit or harm the animal if they bite you. You can't train them not to bite, so if they bite that's your fault cuz you probably hurt them or made them angry.
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