African Grey Parrots
The one type of bird that we pride ourselves the most on here at Parrots of the World is our baby African Grey Parrots. The African Grey has been known as a superb talking bird for centuries. As a modern day avian companion, the African Grey fits well into apartments and condominiums due to its small size and quiet nature. They rarely make enough noise to upset your neighbors.
The Amazons Parrots are what most laymen think of when you say "parrot". They are all native to Central and South America although nowadays they are all born here in the United States. Some of these birds offered for sale are now three generations removed from their wild- caught ancestors. The Amazons are universally heavy bodied with a short tail and are mostly green in color with yellow, blue or red highlights. They are extroverted clowns and wildly amusing. The main disadvantage is their blind loyalty to their favorite human companion. This trait of theirs to love one human and exclude everyone else in the family sometimes causes problems in families where other members also love the bird. Having the unloved members buy their own bird, causing multi-bird families, usually solves this!
Although all Amazon parrots have the ability to talk, the most reliable ones are the Yellow Fronted Amazon, The Blue Fronted Amazon, the Double Yellow Head Amazon and the Yellow Nape Amazon.
We call Cockatoos the "Golden Retrievers" of the bird world because of their easy going nature. Unlike the African Greys and Amazons, the Cockatoos generally love all members of the family unconditionally provided you buy the Cockatoo as a baby and raise it as a family member. It is important to raise a Cockatoo as a member of the family unit and not as the center of it. If you raise a Cockatoo in a way that allows it to think your family revolves around it, the bird will then literally grow up to be a spoiled brat, screaming for attention. If the bird is not given that attention it will then develop all sorts of neurosis- such as feather chewing and self-mutilation. When you buy a baby Cockatoo from us we will guide you step by step through the raising and training process so that it grows up as an asset to your family rather than a liability.
These traits are common to all of the Cockatoo species that we raise. These species include the Mollucan Cockatoo, the Sulfur Crested Cockatoo, the Umbrella Cockatoo and the smaller species such as the Citron Crest and the Goffin's Cockatoo. The only drawback to keeping a Cockatoo as a pet is the fact that very few of them develop the vocabulary of the African Grey and Amazon parrots. Potential Cockatoo owners should also be aware that these birds can be loud at times and do produce dust in their feathers that can bother family members who suffer from dust allergies. However, in our opinion the Cockatoos are one bird group that can be considered true family pets.
When people think of "tropical parrot" or "rain forest" the first thing they think of are macaws. A macaw can be an asset to your family or a liability, depending on the age of the bird when you buy it and how you raise it.
A macaw is a bird that needs a great deal of discipline and a highly structured and busy lifestyle in order for it to grow into a well-adjusted pet. These are large birds that need large cages and owners that have a great deal of time.
The available large macaws are the blue and gold, hyacinth, scarlet, green wing and military. Although some people will make Blue and Gold Macaw statements on the personalities of these different species, the bulk of these statements are made by people who base their opinions on the behavior of just a few birds.
In reality, all of the large macaws can be good pets if they are raised and trained correctly.
Availability of the large macaws are seasonal so be sure to contact us at PetXperts2@aol.com so we can let you know how old our babies are and when we can ship them.