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New to The Forum ----- And Parrots!
I am new to this forum and stumbled upon it after searching for information on how to properly care for parrots before taking on the big responsibility.
Growing up I lived with 4 birds in my household until about the age of 15. We had a Peach Love Bird, two Doves(unsure of the breed) and my bird, Skittles, a Sun Conure.
I loved growing up with birds and now that my 2 boys are old enough to understand how to be gentle and caring for a pet, my wife and I want to get one.
Any suggestions and/or information you can provide is greatly appreciated. We live in a medium sized home but can have an enclosure built for even the largest macaws. Color/size is of minimal importance, we want to bring in a bird as a part of our family, not just a pretty animal in the corner. We want something that is not only intelligent but loving and can be trained to stay with us even outside in public.
My wife is a physician working general 9-5 type hours, while I am an Adjunct professor working from 8a-noon, summers off.
We feel we have the time and income to give a special Parrot the kind of attention and love it needs, and we hope to receive the same love and attention back. Safety and non-aggressive behavior is first and foremost in regard to our boys, after that, we want a bird who wants to be held, loved and played with.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Last edited by Skittles90; 05-27-2016 at 08:51 AM.