What type of talking parrot is best for beginners?
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Question by Fosterdog: What type of talking parrot is best for beginners?
If I were to get one, I would be looking at getting one from a rescue group.
Answer by phantomisle
Cockatiels are great starter birds for the inexperienced bird owner. However, if they talk it sounds muffled. And parakeets/budgies (same thing) talk too but its harder to train them. Parrots talk too if they are tame enough to. However, if you want the best vocals, possibly consider getting a cockatoo (those things with the huge-*ss crests) or a macaw (yeah those guys with the huge beak). They also live longer than most others (an Amazon Macaw can live to be at least 75 if healthy and stuff) so all of that training won’t go to waste if you get one of those. If you don’t know how to treat a macaw or cockatoo, possibly consider reading into them or buying a book on them to learn their basic needs and whatnot.
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