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WHAT PARROT SHOULD I GET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw a good baby Meya?
Hi Slayor and welcome.

As for what species parrot you should get, depends on a lot of things, Are you looking for a larger parrot, would noise be an issue, how long would it be on its own for? etc etc. Maybe if you could answer some of these questions we could try to help you out. :D

I saw a good baby Meya?

As redballoon said what makes you think this was a good/suitable one?
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I knew because first it hatched last year and this pet store is rated a 9 stars also it wont get 2 big>!#%^&*()__________________________________________-
From what you've said it seems that you have made your mind up on the species of parrot you want. So is it information that you are after. :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Well the first thing you need to do is go out and get a book on the breed you want. Then you have to read the book, learn all you can about the bird you want. A bird is a huge commitment, you have prove to your self that you will be able to take care of the bird for many year because they can live for a long period of time. You have under stand the commitment of coming home every day to spent time with your bird and love it with all your heart. You have to understand you will be bringing home a small animal that will depend on you for all its needs. You have to also understand that you bird won't under stand discipline, so yell and other punishment won't do anything but drive your bird away from you. Knowing that you have to have the patients to train your bird with positive reinforcement, knowing that it may not go your way the first couple tries.

If you understand all the above, you just maybe ready to get a bird
I hope this helps, and good luck
Also do a search on the internet, Is it the Meyers you are looking for info on. If so I can give you a few sites that may help.

I agree with darkchi 100%, you really need to think about this carefully first, look for all the downsides to owning a bird as well as all the good points, if you can still say you really want a bird, and you have the time and patience for one then start looking round. Please don't forget the cost, its not only the cost of a bird its all the other things that he will need, large cage, toys food, avian vets fees, you will also need to know where your nearest Avian Vet is.

I'll hunt for those sites and get them posted for you, and Good luck with it all.
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Thank You very much this will help. I have almost got all the books on parrots in the local library.
You are very welcome.

Books are great, as long as you remember that the authors will have their own way of doing things with the birds that might not work for us. Each bird is different

Let us know how you get on.
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Thank you all for the input. Can you guys just start throwing info at me know???
Not that I really want to be an ass ... but if you really want a parrot, or a bird of any sort, YOU should do the leg work, YOU should get as much information as you can ... you are starting to go in the right direction by coming here and asking questions, but please don't expect us to do all the leg work for you. We will, however, offer our advice, steer you in the right direction and give you as much info as we have; but, we are not vets and we do not have all the answers. As knowledgeable as most of the members here are you are still going to have to work for this and not expect someone to just, "start thowing info at me [you]."
I'd like to give some words of advice. Please think really hard about this commitment you are thinking of making. You need to think more of the bird and not yourself. Know completly what you are getting into. Please don't be a person that buys a parrot on impulse. There are too many unwanted Parrots so think about this really hard before you decide to bring one home.

I don't want to come off as mean but I have read some of your posts and it sounds to me like your not ready quite yet to take on a parrot. Do some more research first, talk to other parrot owners, then decide. But please think of the bird before yourself.

Also one last note. Just because the Parrot is being sold from a reputable pet store does not always mean they are 100% healthy. I have worked at a pet store that have sold parrots and have bought my Senegal from a pet store. She was not 100% healthy, she was on a poor diet which was causing her vitamin A defficency. So be careful because trust me vet bills are not cheap, and not going to the vet is not an option.

Vet bills can run lots of money as well, remember your parrot will need to go to the vet for check ups, nail trimming, beak trimming, wings clipped (If you decide too), as well as possibly blood work. I have just adopted a Mealy Amazon that needed all this work completed and this has cost about $400 Canadian. Well worth it but just be able to afford these costs before bringing home your bird.
Some very excellent points there, Please do think very carefully, its not an option to buy a bird (no matter what size) and then decide that you are not ready, you have to be 200% sure of this fact.

Also can I pick up on a point that TexDot made.
we are not vets and we do not have all the answers.

That is very true, I wish I did have all the answers sometimes, or even half of them

There is a lot of knowledge about here, and yes we will help you as much as we can, I'm not sure what more info we can give you. You have the web sites I gave you, so I think you need to do the rest, but if you have any questions then we are here for you.

Please don't think that people are being unnecessarily hard, but some of the learning process is the finding out of the things that you are going to need.
...but some of the learning process is the finding out of the things that you are going to need.

Like what to do in emergencies. Example: your electric goes out and you have electric heat and it gets VERY CLOSE to getting DANGEROUSLY COLD in your apartment for your parrot ... I assure you, it's VERY SCARY!:(
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Ya I should have been more exact I just wont umm say "Feed macaws every 2 days" Or " Chains are the best toy" I'm am a long way off from getting a parrot I don't expect to get one until April so...

I know you guys are not vets but I got like 5 books on my table by vets.

I'm in the age range of 3 to 50

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