Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Apr 08, 2015
Well, I guess birds just aren’t for me, at least this parrot wasn’t. They look cute, but nothing special, they sound cute but nothing extraordinary. I never tried to train it, so it didn’t know how to do anything, but it was kinda cheerful and filled our home with it’s nice voice, sometimes even when we didn’t want it! They are often very loud and anxious. They eat simple food like peanuts, sunflower seeds and cuttlefish.
I have to add that if you work long hours and just want to come home and go to bed, or if you have a baby, or just don’t like almost constant noise at your place, this parrot maybe just isn’t the right pet for you either! The positive thing about them is that they can live up to 13 years! Mine lived for 10 years and I must admit I cried when it died, although I wasn’t very attached to it, it is a bird after all. But I guess you lose a part of your home with it.
So, to summarize, my advice is to try listening to some similar kind of noise almost the whole day and then decide whether you’re ready for your parrot friend!