Keeping parrots in captivity dates back at least to ancient Greek and Roman culture.
One of the earliest known references to a parrot in European literature is dated 397 BC
Aristotle, who lived from 385 to 322 BC described a bird that he called Psittacae.
This latin name later became the scientific name of the parrot family-Psittacine.
Wealthy Romans used to keep parrots brought in from India as pets, and they were considered a luxury to have, but unfortunely, they were also considered a delicacy!
Fortunately today we don't eat our parrots, but we do still keep them as pets, and what wonderful pets they can be!
Many more people keep dogs or cats as pets than parrots, and, most people know very little about keeping a pet bird.
A parrot can be anything from a Parakeet on up to the largest Macaw, and everything in between.
The problem most people have when taking on the responsibility of of bringing home a parrot, is they have no idea what is needed to make a good home, and as a result a large percentage of these birds end up being no longer wanted.
To avoid ending up with an un-wanted pet, it is important to undertand what you want in a bird, and what it takes to keep him happy and healthy.
Parrots can be wonderful pets, but only if you take their needs into consideration.
Your budget,the amount of room you have to house and entertain the bird are major considerations.
Educate yourself first, determine which size and species would best fit with your lifestyle, then find out what size Bird Cage would best fit your bird, what you need for Bird Food, and what you need to keep your bird entertained.