Choosing A Pet Bird:What Species Match My Needs
Choosing A Pet Bird
Research has found that parrots test higher than most primates on intelligence tests and that the average parrot is believed to have the intelligence of a 3- or 4-year-old child. Parrots can master large vocabularies and speak in sentences with comprehension, and even learn to count. Sophisticated, complex and social animals, parrots bond for life and are more loyal than dogs. And, unlike dogs, they are long-lived: A large parrot can live up to 80. For these reasons, we believe that it is important to carefully research which parrot species is right for you before you bring your parrot home.
This useful table will help you identify personality traits and special needs of popular species of parrots so that you can make an informed decision when finding your pet bird. We strongly recommend that you learn as much about any parrot species that you are considering adopting. This list is simply a general guide. Each individual parrot will have it's own unique personality characteristics.
Pet Bird Specs
Scale: 1= low 5=high