There are several factors that need to be considered before Purchasing/Adopting a Bird.
One key factor to remember that parrots unlike cats and dogs and other commonly kept dogs and cats is they do come with a lot of requirements and on occasion including visits towards Avian Vet.
There are owners sadly that will intentionally/unintentionally sell you a hen that is ill and on top of that if you have other companion parrots in the household can make them ill.
This is why it important that if you’re around other birds make guaranteed and clean and sanitize your hands before handling any of your other birds.
Breeders, zoos park system etc. will require, for by far the most part, this to be done ahead of handling or coming into experience of their birds/investments to some.
It will be a great idea to quarantine through the rest of your flock as brought up in an article by your bird channel “Unfortunately, many bird keepers regard quarantine as a required procedure only for greater breeders or those who importance or export birds. Some contemplate quarantine a nuisance, and others shortcut the process to hurry things along. Even so, quarantine restrictions are in destination to protect both the bird manager and their pet birds. Quarantining can literally mean your difference between life and death to your flock”.
When choosing a provider of your respective bird, for Adoption or Purchasing (these two can be misinterpreted) but by using Wikipedia can be easily discussed.
By this article definition:
A. Adoption-is the process of getting guardianship of and responsibility for a parrot that a previous manager has abandoned or released with a shelter or rescue organization. Common sources for adoptable pets are pet shelters and rescue groups.
B. Purchasing-This could be from Breeders locally from nearby hobby breeders to large mating farms.
The best advice as always is regarding the healthiness of your Parrot is to seek the advice of the Avian Vet.
In regards to time and the amount required for a parrot relies on the species as well as what number of you have in your travel.
With the 4 pet birds i always own and by species listed below are the time requirements that we have now experienced.
Congo African Grey – In contrast requires more companionship time the each of the rest put together. This of course would be the spoiling effect as well. The African Grey is constantly active and always wants to be center of attention primarily of my focus. He is a “Hold myself Baby” and he could and frequently does perch on my shoulder all day every day. Occasionally sleeping as I work on the pc.
Lilac Crown Amazon – Can like some quality time spent with my lady mainly but only for 2 hours a day combined. He usually likes to pass the day napping and lastly eating. Occasionally swinging on his swing and playing on top of his cage.
Pineapple & Fancy Green cheek Conure – The two of these are characters often prefer playing and sitting on top of cage. They do like to become held but not near around the African Grey or your Amazon. They are perfectly happy sitting within the cage snuggling and preening the other.
The above are examples of differences between species and the time requirements daily for having the most important relationship with your companion bird.