How to Choose the Right Pet for your Parrot
Parrots can make great pets – but they can also be fussy, and demand their owner’s undivided attention! If provoked, they can fight with other pets, so how can you know which are the best pets for cohabiting with parrots? You can read the rest of this guide, that’s how!
A good companion for a parrot is another bird, obviously. Get a separate cage for the new bird, and introduce them with someone else holding the new bird while you hold yours. Make sure you pay more attention to the parrot in the beginning – feed it before the new bird, for example. Don't leave them unsupervised in the same cage or room until you are completely sure they have bonded.
Dogs have been described as being amongst the top 10 bird killers, so be careful with large or naturally aggressive canines around your pet parrot. Sometimes dogs can play too boisterously with birds and hurt them without realising. Often if you raise a dog with the bird from a young age, it will be more accustomed to it, but this is still not without its potential hazards.
Cats are predatory and carnivorous animals and will hunt no matter how well-fed they are. Cats have been known to display tame behaviour with pet rats under supervision, and then kill the same rats when the human leaves the room. In other words – never trust your cat with your parrot!