Owning parrots as pets is increasing in popularity. Many people have become drawn to their ability to communicate, mimic, entertain, and show unconditional love. Making the choice to purchase a parrot companion is the easy part. Becoming educated about parrot needs, choosing a healthy bird from a reputable breeder, and lifelong commitment are the challenging parts. This article will help to aid in choosing a loving parrot friend and making parrot ownership a wonderfully rewarding experience.
Choosing to purchase a specialty parrot from a Psittaculturalist, or parrot breeder, has many benefits. These benefits include lessening the capturing and trading of wild parrots, assisting in preserving parrot's natural habitat, receiving a healthy parrot, and knowing a parrot's personality and background upon purchase.
As the capturing, poaching, and trading of parrots increase, more and more organizations are beginning to emerge to promote public awareness in opposition. These organizations are publically funded with the assistance of parrot breeders. Parrot breeders can see and understand the need to help parrot species in any way they can. Most reputable parrot breeders do not breed solely for profit, but, rather, they breed for the love of the parrot.
The benefits of choosing from a good breeder well outweigh the effort it may
take to find the right one. Many breeders are considerably less expensive that pet stores. Additionally, when purchasing from a quality breeder, the chances of bird diseases or illness are much lower. Because they love what they do, many breeders take superb care of their parrots. When researching parrot breeders, make sure they allow you to view the breeding facilities, parrot cages, and food storage areas. Quality breeders will have no problem with that request, and may even offer first. It is important to note, some breeders are in the business strictly for financial reasons.
Beware of breeders who will not allow you to view the facilities, have difficulty answering questions about specific care practices, and request high fees up front. A parrot is an investment. The purchase should be dealt with in a business-like manner. Contracts, agreements, and other paperwork should be involved before the purchase time.
Choosing a reputable breeder will allow parrot owners to have the best parrot companion experience possible. Not only will purchasing a parrot from a parrot breeder aid the foundation of the parrot/owner relationship, but will also help to enrich the lives of wild parrots by assisting in the preserving of their species, habitat, and culture.
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