…or How to Question the Source of Your Future Lifelong Companion:
By the time a potential pet bird owner is ready to select the breeder or pet shop to find their companion parrot chick, they have hopefully done their homework.
Many of the behavioral problems commonly seen in pet birds can be traced back to difficulties encountered during early development like forced weaning and poor socialization. It is essential that the prospective companion parrot owner identifies a breeder or shop that is sincerely concerned with the physical and psychological development of their chicks. How will the prospective owner know? This checklist can serve as an aid when interviewing a breeder or shop.