Heckled By ParrotsBlue Sky WritingFalconryRebecca K. O'Connor

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10 Facts About Owning a Pet Parrot

I’m so excited that Bird Talk and BirdsUSA is starting to offer some of my old and ever-green articles on BirdChannel! This is one of my favorites! Enjoy and stay tuned, lots of activity coming soon on Heckled!

Rebecca with Ty

If you are looking to get a pet bird or already have one, chances are your favorite aunt or a well-meaning co-worker has filled you in on what a parrot brings to your home. You probably heard all the stories about the “worst parrot ever” and about someone who knew someone who had their eye poked out. Chances are also good that what you have been told is not quite right. So here are a few misconceptions and missed truths that can help you get off on the right foot with your parrot pal.

The 3 Things You Know About Parrots That Might Not Be True
If you’ve heard any warning words at all about parrots it is probably that they bite, scream and make a mess. If you are a parrot lover, you likely figure you can handle these three little things. Maybe you even accept them as the simple truth of sharing your home with a parrot. However, in the wild, parrots don’t “scream,” they rarely bite, and they might not be as messy as they seem. So surprisingly, these three behaviors are not a given in your home.


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