Purchasing a pet parrot online is easy at Parrot Barn. We sell parrots of the highest quality health and basic ability in their DNA. We have a small selection of parrots including African Grey parrot for sale, Solomon Eclectus parrot for sale, Scarlet Macaw parrot for sale, Greenwing macaw parrot for sale, Blue and Gold Macaw parrot for sale and Hyacinth macaw parrot for sale.
Parrots, along with ravens, crows, jays, and magpies, are among the most intelligent birds, and the ability of some species to imitate human voices is why they are so popular as companion pets.
Parrots are birds made up of approximately 372 species. They are found in most tropical & subtropical regions. The order is sub-divided into three superfamilies that are the Psittacoidea “true parrots”, the Strigopoidea also New Zealand parrots’ and the Cacatuoidea (cockatoos). Parrots exhibit pan-tropical distribution as other parrot species inhabit the temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Australasia and South America have the largest variety of parrots.
The relationship between man and birds began a long time ago with birds being the first pets over 4000 years ago. From the ancient Egyptian scripts, there are images of birds, including the parrot, being kept as pets. The Greeks kept pet parrots in highly prized metal cages since they were of high value. Wealthy households in the Roman Empires kept parrots as pets and slaves were responsible to teach them how to talk and fend for them.
The behavior of a parrot will be affected to a large extent by how it is treated. An abused parrot will often be scared. Neglecting your parrot will make it become mean and even violent. A parrot that is treated well will be friendly and fun-loving. Complete disregard for an animal may have permanent damage to it. A mistreated parrot will need special training to survive in human settings.
Training a parrot will augment its habits. A parrot can be trained to talk, perch, or even ride a bicycle. Employing the right training techniques will help tame a parrot’s bad behavior but it will not affect its personality or temperament. A parrot’s temperament will determine how it behaves. Parrots will generally be friendly but this may vary depending on existing circumstances.
Parrots are very attentive and lively as they are very keen on everything that is happening in their surroundings. They have close connections with humans as they interact and are able to express their emotions from being sad to feeling excited.
What do parrots eat?
Parrots should be fed at least once per day. A parrot mix or pellet may be obtained from a pet shop but this will be short of other nutrients. You may feed your parrot seeds, grains, pellets, vegetables, and fruits to give it a healthy diet. Peanuts should be selected from human shops as the ones from pet shops may cause poisoning caused by aflatoxin due to the presence of fungus in them. Parrots should not eat chocolate or avocado as it is poisonous to some birds. It is important to carry out research on the best diet for your parrot as it varies depending on the kind of species.
Buying a cage is the first important task to do before even deciding the type of parrot. As there are no standardized cage designs, selecting a cage that has a simple design will ensure that it is easy to maintain and clean. Since the parrot will spend most of its time in the cage, it is important that the cage should be spacious enough to at least enable it to flap its wings. As the cage will need regular cleaning, the floor of the cage should be covered with something easy to change. Old newspapers are the best floor covers as they are cheap and available in large quantities. While wood shavings or shredded paper can be used, they are easily blown by wind causing a mess within the cage.
The cage should be located in a well-ventilated room free from fumes and gases. Since birds are sensitive, if the room is contaminated with fumes you will have to move the cage to another location. Fumes from aerosol sprays, cooking gas, cigarette smoke, products used for cleaning, new paints, etc may be fatal to birds. Avoid positioning the cages in the kitchen as the fumes arising due to cooking every day will affect the bird. Do not place the cage near windows or close to doorways as this may cause a draft.
Parrots need constant stimulation and attention. Other species like the cockatoos and African greys may harm themselves if they get bored. Toys will therefore keep them occupied. A bored parrot may become depressed and scream a lot. There are a wide variety of toys to choose from at pet shops. The best toys to select are the toys from natural products such as hemp rope and wood. These toys are made to be chewed and destroyed by pets. There are also a variety of free and cheap toys that you can use for your bird. Old telephone books, paper towel rolls, and small boxes make great toys for your bird to chew on.
Veterinary care for parrots
Parrots should be taken to the vet for regular checkups. Beak & nail trims and trimming flight feathers are standard items for domestic parrots. You don’t need to cut flight feathers but it will stop the bird from flying into windows or prevent the bird from hurting itself. You don’t want to cut all the flight feathers, just enough so the bird can’t get lifted but can still glide or fly safely to the ground. This will help detect early signs of illness and ensure the bird is in constant good health.
The vet may take blood or culture samples from the vent or its beak for testing. Ask the vet to inform you of the test that is being undertaken to have an understanding of your bird’s health condition. Detecting signs that your parrot is ill may be tricky as birds tend to hide that they are sick until at an advanced level. Being able to recognize these signs of illness in your parrot will help you get it medical attention quickly.
List of common signs of illness to parrots.
- Change in odor, color, or dropping consistency
- Change quality or quantity of feathers due to self-mutilation
- Presence of dirt on the feathers or around the face
- Discharge from the vent, eyes, and nose
- Fluffy feathers
- The bird is unable to walk or hold its head up
- Lack of appetite
- Strained breathing
- Change in attitude or behavior
How long do parrots live?
A parrot’s lifespan may go as long as you live. However, a parrot’s lifespan while in captivity will be shorter compared to parrots in the wild. A pet parrot’s life span will depend on its nutrition, veterinary care, and its mental health. Parrots will have different life spans depending on the type of species. While in captivity a parrot can live 40 to over 100 years depending on the type of species.
When you believe you are ready to get your first parrot, it is essential to thoroughly research the type you want. You have to remember that these birds do have a long life span. A parakeet can live to 20 years, a macaw can live to 50 years old. This is a long time to care for an animal. The cage for your bird should be as big as you can afford. This will give lots of room for the bird, multiple perches, food and water bowls, toys, and a hut or box for them to sleep and hide in. A parrot will need a lot of toys to play with.
The toys should be rotated weekly so that they will not get bored with the same toys. Make sure to buy or make toys of the appropriate size for your bird. You have to watch for parts where they can get their head or toes stuck. Some types of parrots will be afraid of a new item in the cage and will need to be slowly introduced to the new toys. The water should be changed daily. It is not a good diet to only feed seeds. Seed is like candy and will shorten their life span if it is their only food source.
Parrots are highly social creatures by nature and need the time and attention of their owner to live happy life. If this is not done, the result can be a bird that screams for your attention and love, starts feather plucking, self-mutilation, or may become wild and will bite when handled. Many parrots will benefit from you training them to do tricks or to talk on command. A parrot does enjoy learning new behaviors. Some examples would be to train an amazon to step up on the hand with a verbal command, training a cockatoo to use birdie roller skates, or a parakeet to ring a bell for a certain treat. The behavior being trained does not have to be anything complicated. The training sessions only have to last about 10-15 minutes a day. But to succeed in training, you have to be patient and consistent. A parrot can be a very rewarding pet for some people but remember a parrot is not for everyone.
MACAW PARROT FOR SALE
Macaw parrot for Sale: Of the many different Psittacidae (true parrots) genera, six are classified as macaws: Ara, Anodorhynchus, Cyanopsitta, Primolius, Orthopsittaca, and Diopsittaca. Macaws are native to Central America, Mexico, and South America. Most species are associated with rainforests, but others prefer woodland or savannah-like habitats.
Macaw parrot pet birds have larger beaks, longer tails, and relatively bare, light-colored, medial (facial patches) areas compared to other parrots. A macaw’s facial feather pattern is as unique as a fingerprint. The largest macaws are the hyacinth, Buffon’s (great green), and green-winged macaws. The smallest member of the family is the red-shouldered macaw. Macaws, like other parrots, toucans, and woodpeckers, are zygodactyl, having their first and fourth toes pointing backward.
AFRICAN GREY PARROT FOR SALE
The African Grey Parrot is a prized parrot for sale at ParrotBarn. It’s a medium-sized, predominantly grey, black-billed parrot with a red tail and orange eyes. If you wish to buy a pet parrot that can master a large vocabulary then African Grey Parrots make good companion pet bird choices. Pet African Grey birds are social birds and very intelligent birds.
This is a fantastic companion pet parrot for sale and we offer the ParrotBarn Handbook, which provides specific instruction for caring for your African Grey Parrot bird. Be sure to provide your pet African Grey bird with a variety of bird toys to keep them engaged. Grey parrots may live for 40–60 years as domesticated companion pet birds. The life of African Grey Parrots in the wild usually lasts only about 23 years. African Grey Parrots are spectacular parrots for sale at ParrotBarn.
COCKATOO PARROT FOR SALE
A Cockatoo is a parrot in any of the 21 species belonging to the bird family Cacatuidae. Along with the Psittacidae (true parrots) and the Strigopoidea (large New Zealand parrots), they make up the order Psittaciformes (parrots). They are found in Australia, the Philippines, Indonesian Islands, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.
Cockatoos are recognizable by their showy crests and curved bills. Their plumage is generally less colorful than that of other parrots, being mainly white, grey, or black with colored features in the crest, cheeks, or tail. On average they are larger than other parrots and the cockatiel is the smallest cockatoo species.
Cockatoos prefer to eat seeds, tubers, fruit, flowers, and insects. Cockatoos are monogamous and nest in tree hollows. Cockatoos are popular birds in aviculture, but their needs are difficult to meet. The cockatiel is the easiest cockatoo species to maintain.
SOLOMON ECLECTUS PARROT FOR SALE
If you are looking for a pet bird for sale at ParrotBarn with very colorful feathers then the Eclectus Parrots are a good choice. Eclectus birds have very bright feathers. Pet parrots do not usually have extreme sexual dimorphism of colors so Eclectus pet birds stand out. Male Eclectus birds have a mostly bright emerald green plumage and the female has a stunning bright red and purple and blue plumage. You are sure to love these colorful pet Eclectus birds for sale.
The Eclectus parrot (Eclectus Roratus) is a parrot native to the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia, and the Maluku Islands (Moluccas).