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Pets maintenance african and amazon

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Are African grey parrot and Amazon parrot high maintenance pet? Please help.

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Re: Pets maintenance african and amazon

In general, parrots are high maintenance companions. Perhaps a bit more than smaller birds due to louder vocalizations, more destructive behaviors, and ability to create a larger mess.

I have both a grey and amazon and consider the workload equivalent. Vastly different personalities, folks who will have a single bird must choose based on characteristics and expectations. They are very different!!
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Re: Pets maintenance african and amazon

Parrots of all kinds are high maintenance...and larger ones are like having a flying 3-4 year-old that NEVER grows up and has severe respiratory sensitivities w/ a chainsaw and foghorn on its face and sensory issues.

YES, they are very high maintenance. They are extremely expensive and time consuming and intelligent (and that isn't always a good thing). For perspective, a 200 lb dog, is WAY easier to care for (having done it)...WAY easier...Parrots can live for 100+ years depending on the type...

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Re: Pets maintenance african and amazon

Parrots do not make 'good' pets.

Human's commonly are overly romantic about the joy of Parrots and are just as commonly upset when the reality of have a Parrot in their home becomes apparent when a family member is seriously bit or screams hours after hours.

If you are looking for a 'good' pet consider a dog, I assure you, you will be happier with that choice.
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Re: Pets maintenance african and amazon

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Re: Pets maintenance african and amazon

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Hello Friends
Are African grey parrot and Amazon parrot high maintenance pet? Please help.

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I see that you are from India. In the Indian context both the Grey Parrot and the various Amazon Species - there are nearly 30 of them of which perhaps 5 or so are available in India are both very high maintenance.

As others have pointed out they are prone to respiratory illnesses and there are very few qualified Avian Vets in India who can treat Parrots for specific diseases.

Though I have personally not kept either a Grey or an Amazon, I have known people who acquired them and lost them after 3 or 4 years and in some cases few months.

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