The Best Pet Birds For Kids - Petcha

BIRD TALK Magazine readers ranked the top 10 best pet birds. Here are the results:
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While Amazon parrots rarely ride around on pirates’ shoulders these days (indeed, allowing an Amazon parrot on the shoulder is generally not recommended), these pet birds do have a reputation for being saucy and impish. Amazon parrots are very intelligent, outgoing pet birds. They can be a real challenge, however, and they are not for the faint of heart, and they might not be the best pet bird for a person with little-to-no bird experience.
Doctor Hess: So, what are the best bird pets for beginners? People who’ve never had birds before.
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Photo provided by FlickrLearn about the best pet birds for people who've never owned a bird before from veterinarian Laurie Hess in this Howcast video.
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Doctor Hess: So many, many different kinds of birds talk, but there are certainly species that talk better than others. Probably at the top of the list is the African Grey Parrot. We all remember Alex, a very famous African Grey who had a vocabulary of, I think of over 600 words. And other birds, too, Cockatoos can speak well, Amazons can speak well, even some of the smaller pets can speak well, like Budgies, or Parakeets. I actually knew one that spoke English, Spanish and Hebrew, it was pretty amazing coming from a little teeny bird. So really, it's just about teaching the birds to speak, and how do we do that?

Sarah: A lot of it is repetition. Walking by the bird everyday, saying the same thing to them everyday. Reinforcing it when you say it to them, making it a positive experience. Or even if they start trying to say it repeat it back to them, so that they are reminded of what they're trying to say. And maybe do one word, or phrase at a time. Don't try to teach them too much at once. They may get confused, and then jam a whole bunch of things together and you'll end up with just garble. But just repetition, repetition, repetition is the best way.

Q: Absolutely, I mean, many, many species of Parrots can talk, and I think it's a matter of persistence, being patient. Certainly talking is a great feature to have in a pet. I don't know of any other pets that can actually do that. Certainly birds are unique in that way. So if you want a pet that talks, a bird should be right for you.