There are over 350 species of parrots in the world today. That list includes Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Macaws, and Parakeets. When you are looking to get a parrot, and especially if it is your first, you are probably wondering which parrot makes the best pet. This article will tell you a few of the best breeds of parrot that you can buy and why they are good for beginners. Most beginner parrot owners may face the problem that they want a macaw, the pirate parrot. However, they are usually more difficult to own than those we have here and require experience and space.
As you may expect, budgerigars and cockatiels are the best choices for beginner parrot owners. They are much smaller than other breeds, such as the Macaw but do not think they are boring. They both make beautiful sounds, and they also have the ability to talk, too. However, you will need to spend a considerable amount of time and effort to get the training to pay off – but it can be done. If you are looking for a bigger bird, the African Grey is a good choice for a beginner, and they can talk more than the smaller birds, too. Whichever type of parrot you choose, you need to know that they will need a time out of the cage to fly and stretch. Ensure you have the right set up for them before you bring one home, and learn about training them.