It’s very difficult to choose “bests” among parrots, because both bird and owner personalities and past experiences are so important. Parrots are very complex creatures, and within every species we find an incredible range of individual traits. With that in mind, today I’d like to highlight some parrots that, in general, are good choices for those new to parrot keeping and without the space needed for large species. I’ve chosen 5 that are often passed over by those without much experience, but which deserve a closer look. Please check the articles linked below or write in for more detailed information on their care. Read More »
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Most Poicephalus Parrots measure a mere 8-10 inches long, but they are “small” only in stature. These stocky, pint-sized African natives offer some huge advantages over their larger cousins, and are excellent choices for those seeking a small bird with all the personality of an Amazon or African Gray.
Poicephalus are, as a rule, a bit shy or even timid, especially in new surroundings or around strangers. “Easy-going” is the description most commonly given by owners. Acclimated individuals, however, are among the most affectionate of all parrots. They seem to crave attention but are not prone to screaming– an extended neck or lowered head is a more common way of soliciting a scratch. Poicephalus are excellent birds for patient folks seeking a companion that can be handled regularly.