Meyers parrots are small birds with big personality, making them a good choice for small households in a condo or an apartment. Their average size is just under ten inches in height. They tend to be affectionate and personable, but are also mellower and quieter than other parrots, preferring to show their personality in other ways during playtime or cuddle time. Their life span is short to moderate, with birds commonly reaching 30 years of age. If you are considering adding a new avian member to the family, it is a good idea to educate yourself with some Meyers parrot facts that will help you determine whether they are a good fit.
Many new parrot owners are concerned about whether their bird will learn to talk, and if not, whether it will still want to communicate and interact with them. Meyers parrots generally are not prolific mimics and may learn just a few sounds and garbled words during their lifetime, picking up most of their mimicry while they are still very young. However, they do enjoy talking even if they cannot form words. A talkative bird will try to engage you by calling, clicking, chirping and making other bird noises at you, and they enjoy it when you give them attention and talk to them in your own language. They are empathetic enough to pick up on your tone and respond appropriately. Their calls tend to be low volume and this bird generally will not make enough noise to bother the neighbors.
Nutrition is very important to pay attention to. Meyers parrots as pets are completely dependent on their owner for their dietary needs, and while they are not difficult to provide for, their needs are often misunderstood or overlooked. You should feed a pellet food that is specific to small parrots and avoid seed mixes. Birds often pick through a seed mix for their favorites and leave the rest to waste, and providing a pellet food will eliminate this problem and ensure that they get all the nutrition their food offers. Meyers parrots also require fresh foods every day, namely fruits, vegetables and proteins such as meat, fish, eggs and cheese. Providing a variety of fresh foods will ensure that they are getting all the nutrition they need and will also help keep them entertained and occupied in examining their new foods, especially if you rotate offerings on a regular basis.
Finding Meyers parrots for sale can be easy if you find a reputable hatchery or breeder that can provide a young bird to you at reasonable cost. Fortunately for you, we are a Meyers parrot breeder and we often have these little guys for sale.
Once you have chosen your bird and you are ready to make the purchase, get your home ready for the new member of the household. Try to have a home area for the bird set up before you bring it home, complete with a spacious cage, toys, perches of varying sizes and textures, and a supply of ready food. Again, fortunately for you, when you buy a Meyers parrot from us, you get all these things with your purchase so you’re all set to take the bird home and give it the love it needs!
With a little self education and some preparation, adding a new Meyers parrot to your home can be a positive and life-changing experience..