Just to let you know, Omlet is running as usual. Please see here for more information.

Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Parrots

The phrase ‘pet parrot’ covers a lot of ground, from sparrow-sized Parrotlets to Cockatoos the size of a small goose. There are easy-to-keep species such as the Cockatiel, challenging characters like the Macaws, and all points inbetween.

Cockatiels and Fischers Lovebirds
Cockatiels and Fischers Lovebirds - popular birds worldwide

With smaller parrots, your main concerns will be those of the general bird keeper - making sure none of them are bullied, giving them lots of space and good food, and perhaps hand-taming them to make the whole pet-keeping experience more pleasurable. With some of the larger birds, however, you’ll also be dealing with an animal whose intelligence has been compared to that of a five-year-old child.

That’s one of the truly amazing things about parrots. Along with certain members of the crow family, some of them can give dolphins and great apes a run for their money when it comes to intelligence.

What this huge range of sizes and intellects means is that there’s a parrot to suit all homes. This guide looks in detail at the requirements of the most popular species, but also acts as a guide for all the parrot species kept as pets.

Customer Images


Ellen, 31 October 2019

Did your budgie return? Did you leave him access to his cage , food, and water?

Twila, 29 July 2019

i have a parrolet...she squaks nonstop for no apparent reason. she is picky about her seed will take frofrom my hand but bites when she is touched. i don't know what to do...do i get another parrolet...or a different type of bird

Farii, 3 April 2019

My 2 gray parrot Chicks properly not digest the feed. After 3 4 hours crops ful and not empty. Age 13 days. And feed kytee exact with omega 3. I check the vet.amd and suggest me nilstat syrup Morning and evening one drop.

Jack, 1 April 2019

My budgie got out last Thursday and I really miss him

Laylabaker, 18 October 2018

Wow there sooo pretty

Leave a Comment

Get the Omlet Newsletter!


Sign up to our newsletter and get 5% off your next order!