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The World of Parrots

Aug 17, 2007
What wonderful creatures parrots are, with their super friendly nature and their ability to talk, they really are the perfect pet. There are so many different types of parrots to choose from, so it is important to know what you are looking for before you decide to head down to the pet store and pick one out.

The first thing you should look for when buying a parrot is whether it has clear eyes or not. This is very important because you do not want to have to care for a blind parrot in ten years time. Parrots can pick up infections very easily so make sure his or her eyes are clean and clear. This is very important!

Another thing to check for is the parrots level of activeness. If you notice that a parrot is sleeping every time a person walks past the cage, thats a sure-fire signal to say that that parrot is not a good choice for a pet. Look for the ones that are making noise regularly and that are constantly awake to peoples gestures.

Look for parrots with clean nostrils. This is very important as you do not want to buy a parrot with breathing problems and have to pay vet bill after vet bill just to keep him or her alive. This is one of the most important rules when choosing parrots so take it seriously.

Also ask the pet shop employee if you can check each parrots breastbone. If one has a sharp breastbone, do not buy it. Look for the ones with smooth breastbones. This is a golden rule for buying a new parrot.

Another thing to look out for is how puffy the parrot is. If you notice one that can hardly move because its feathers are too puffy, stay away. Instead try to find one that has smooth unruffled feathers. These are usually the parrots that are more active as well! Also check to see how many feathers each parrot is shedding. You do not want to get a parrot that is constantly shedding its features all the time. Most parrots shed feathers but some more than others so choose wisely.

If you follow these golden rules when buying parrots from the local pet store, then you are more than likely to enjoy many years of great happiness and success being the owner of a beautiful, healthy and charming pet parrot.
About the Author
Dane Stanton is the owner of ParrotTrainingReview.com which is an extensive review of the top parrot training courses on the internet. Find which course is best for you and your parrot! http://www.ParrotTrainingReview.com
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