Is a Pet Parrot Right for You?

Bringing a pet parrot into your life can be an incredibly rewarding experience. These charismatic birds possess intelligence, beauty, and unique personalities that can brighten up any household. However, before you decide to embark on this avian adventure, it’s essential to consider the wonders and joys of having a pet parrot, as well as the responsibility and attention they demand. To check out our adoptions click HERE.

The Wonders & Joy of Having a Pet Parrot

  1. Intelligent Companionship: Parrots are renowned for their intelligence, often rivaling that of young children. Their ability to learn tricks, mimic sounds, and even speak words makes them fascinating companions. The bond you can form with a parrot is incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.
  2. Stunning Beauty: From the vibrant plumage of macaws to the playful colors of conures, parrots are stunning creatures that are sure to captivate anyone’s heart. Their striking appearances and graceful movements add an aesthetic appeal to any living space.
  3. Social Interaction: Parrots are highly social animals, and they thrive on interaction with their human caregivers. Spending time with your feathered friend can be fun and engaging, creating lasting memories and fostering a strong bond.

The Responsibility & Attention Parrots Require

  1. Time Commitment: Parrots demand a significant time investment from their owners. They need daily interaction, mental stimulation, and physical exercise to lead a happy and healthy life. Neglecting their social needs can lead to behavioral issues and even physical health problems.
  2. Mental Stimulation: These intelligent birds require mental enrichment through toys, puzzles, and training activities. Without adequate mental stimulation, they may develop undesirable behaviors like feather plucking or screaming.
  3. Longevity: One crucial aspect to consider before getting a pet parrot is their longevity. Certain parrot species can live up to 60-80 years or more with proper care. If you’re in your thirties or older, it’s advisable to consider adopting an older parrot. Bringing home a young parrot might lead to unforeseen challenges, as it may outlive you, causing the bird undue stress if future arrangements are not made.

Matching The Parrot To Your Lifestyle

  1. Work Hours: If you work long hours or have an unpredictable schedule, you might want to consider a more independent and less attention-demanding bird like a parakeet (budgie). Parakeets are delightful, sociable birds that can thrive with a bit less human interaction, especially if you get them a companion.
  2. Multi-Bird Household: Parrots are flock animals and often do better when they have company. If your lifestyle allows it, consider adopting multiple parrots so they can keep each other entertained and company when you’re not around.
  3. Other People in the house: When it comes to adding a new member to the house, You must also consider how it will affect the other members of Your current house. Will they be okay with having a bird in the house. Do any of them Have allergies or asthma that could get set off by the feathers?


Having a pet parrot can be a truly magical experience filled with love, joy, and beautiful moments. However, it is crucial to understand the level of responsibility and attention these intelligent birds require.

If you have the time, patience, and dedication to care for a parrot properly, the rewards of their companionship can be unmatched.

Remember to consider your lifestyle, work hours, and the long-term commitment involved before deciding on the right parrot species for you. With the right match and a heart full of love, your life can be forever enriched by the vibrant presence of a pet parrot.

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Our Mission at Valleywide Parrot Rescue is to take in Parrots that are lost, loosing their home, being neglected, or being abused. We rehabilitate them and then find them a new, loving, and caring Forever Home.

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Chace Emmert
August 13, 2023

I called Valleywide about a month ago asking if I could surrender my green cheek conure. Sadly, they were not getting the attention they deserved. The owner so graciously was willing to take Luna in. This very morning , just shy of a month, they called me to let me know Luna has found a a forever home. I am so grateful for Valleywide taking care of my birdie when I was unable to do so. Thank you.

shrek Wazowski
July 31, 2023

This was a really great place to get to know some birds

Susan Herrera
July 4, 2023

I found myself in a challenging situation with my African Grey after my husband passed away. I called Valleywide Parrot Rescue and Ben was at my house the same day. Not only did he and his mom take amazing care of her, they found her a wonderful new home within a few weeks. Thank you for everything you do!

david robles
June 6, 2023

Ben and his mom were great, we've had an amazing experience, we recommend to go to them if you're looking to adopt a bird, Baby is doing great and Ben is of great help when we have questions s about Baby

Alison Fifer
June 5, 2023

This is a wonderful rescue! They are so kind and caring. We were first time bird adopters and Ben spent plenty of time educating us and helping us choose the perfect bird! We're so excited and in love with our new baby.

Melanie Hernandez
May 23, 2023

I was very happy with the male lovebird we got from Ben and was very pleased that he was knowledgeable about knowing how to tell the gender without a DNA test. His name is Diego and we already started training him on our shoulder 😀 Thank you Ben, we love him!

Stacey Dunn
May 21, 2023

They very reasonably priced and very friendly. They are also quite knowledgeable. The rescue is very clean and birds are very well taken care of. I will definitely stay in touch with them and would refer anyone to them.

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