Parrots are considered to be one of the most intelligent types of bird and it is their innate characteristics that have made them popular to keep as pets since the Roman times, although parrot-keeping reached its peak only in the last century.
Their popularity can be attributed to their colourful plumage, their intelligence and flair for mimicry, their playful behaviour and ability to bond with human beings.
Naturally they require a considerable amount of dedicated care, attention and psychological stimulation in order to lead happy, balanced and contented lives.
It is therefore essential that parrot owners are aware of their pet's needs, day-to-day requirements and their responsibilities as owners.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 385 colour photographs
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/07/2011
- Category: Birds, including cage birds, as pets
- ISBN: 9781847972637