Parrots As Pets
Which Type Would You Choose?
We'll Help You Decide.

Parrots provide countless rewards, not only companionship, but also the enjoyment of observing a_parrot being a_parrot.

This site was begun by Jill A. Cooke in 2004. After the death of her 17 year-old son in an auto accident in 2008, Jill fell into deep depression and took her own life on July 15, 2010. We are continuing this site in her memory. You can see Jill's memorial on the "About Jill" page.

Caique - Bobby


Most of the pages she wrote will remain unchanged. They contain a vast amount of useful information, and here's something of interest... a page where you can share your bird stories with us. We'll even post up to 4 pictures that you send. So do tell us about the fun and frustrations you have had with your pet parrot and send us some cool pictures to show them off.


Our budgie with his toys

It's important to note that information on these pages is presented as we see it, from our experience. We are not acting as avian veterinarians nor avian behaviorists. We cannot be responsible for results you might experience. You should consult a licensed veterinarian for professional advice.

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Your Bird Story - Pet Parrot Stories from Owners & Fans.
Share your bird story with us. Parrots are a favorite pet. Show us your parrot pictures.
Budgie, Budgies, Budgerigars - Your Choice
Budgies can be a good first choice.for a pet bird. We'll help you decide if this beautiful little bird is right for you.
Budgie - Parakeet - Parrot Blog - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Parakeet
This budgie parakeet parrot blog presents frequent tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Budgie Blog 2 - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Budgie
This budgie blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Budgie Blog 3 - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Budgie
This budgie blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Budgie Blog 4 - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Budgie
This budgie blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Caiques - Top Hat and Tails, off to the party
Caiques make an endearing pet. They are are bundle of energy, hopping, swinging, jumping, rolling around in a continuous motion. These unique birds will capture your heart.
Cockatiels are Fun and Affectionate Pet Birds
Cockatiels are popular, friendly, curious, intelligent birds. A cockatiel is a highly social parrot that enjoys attention. Looking for a bird suitable for any age? This site will help you choose.
Cockatiel Blog - Q & A - Timely Tips for your pet Cockatiel
This cockatiel blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Cockatoos - Active, Outgoing, Sweet
Cockatoos are beautiful birds in so many ways. They are affectionate and full of personality. A cockatoo is a sensitive parrot, and in order for it to be happy, it needs attention and affection.
Cockatoo - Parrot Blog - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Cockatoo
This cockatoo parrot blog presents frequent tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Canaries - meant to be heard and seen
Canaries are cheerful, active, pretty little birds, that are known for their beautiful songs. When selecting a canary, both males and females make fine pets, as they are both similar in personality.
African grey parrots - intelligent, great talkers
They may be grey, their personality is not. Then again, do not forget that gorgeous red tail! African grey parrots are intelligent and perceptive parrots that have very distinctive personalities.
Amazon parrots - the parrot of pirates
Amazon parrots are the parrots that most people think of, when they hear the word parrot. The green parrot perched on a pirate's shoulder is an image many of us have. It was probably an Amazon.
Conures - Outgoing and Sociable Personality
Conures are sweet, inquisitive, playful birds with beautiful eyes, like a deer. They love people and bring you a lot of pleasure.
Eclectus. Eclectus parrots, colorful, captivating
You will be immediately struck by their sweet personality and amazing intelligence of an Eclectus parrot. A great companion pet because of their undemanding nature, Good talkers but not noisy.
Jardine's Parrots - Happy Go Lucky Poicephalus - Jardine Jardines
Jardine's parrots love life and their people. They are not as talkative or as loud as many larger parrots and make good apartment birds. Jardine's are amusing, inquisitive and affectionate.
Dazzling beauties - Lories and Lorikeets
Lories and lorikeets - breathtaking plumage, inquisitive personalities and amiable demeanors combine to make these parrots excellent pets.
Lovebirds - inquisitive, intelligent personality
Lovebirds are small parrots full of personality. They are inquisitive, intelligent and assertive. They believe they are as large and important as any parrot.
Lovebird - Parrot Blog - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Bird
This lovebird parrot blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Macaws - My Macaw: Big, Beautiful, Intelligent
Macaws are easy to live with, and could make a good first pet bird. They love their toys and can entertain themselves. A macaw has a long life and likes to be a part of the family.
Parakeets - We'll help you choose a pet bird.
Parakeets are talkative, energetic, colorful. This site talks about why this parrot is one of the world's most popular pet birds.
Parakeet pictures - All for fun and fun for all
Here's a fun place to share your parakeet pictures and budgie pictures if you have some.
Parrotlets - Parrotlet: A Perfect Pint-Sized Pet
Parrotlets are small birds that make up for that with big personalities. They can be devoted pets that become very fond of their owners, especially when purchased at a young age.
Parrot Pictures, mine and yours
A collection of delightful parrot pictures... Conures, Amazons, Macaws, etc.....Send us your parrot photos.
Ringneck parakeets - Psittacula - Indian ringneck parrots - A favorite
Ringneck parakeets are attractive, colorful, intelligent and active birds that are commonly refered to as the genus Psittacula. They are sometimes called ringnecked parakeets or even just ringnecks.
Indian Ringneck Parakeet Blog
This ringneck parakeet blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird. We welcome your questions and comments
Senegal Parrots: Personality Plus
African Senegal parrots are ideal pets and companions. It is the most popular of the poicephalus family with its bright green and orange feathers, and wonderful personality.
Senegal Parrot Blog - Q & A - Timely Tips For Your Pet Bird
This Senegal parrot blog presents tid-bits of information that you could find useful in caring for your pet bird.
Toys for Birds, Parrot Toys, Bird Supplies, Bird Books, Bird CD's,
Give your pet bird pleasure and health. This page explains how important toys for birds are for their welfare.
About me and my pet parrot ( parrots)
This website is named after my company, A Step Up Bird. (You teach your parrot to "step up") My name is Jill and birds are a big part of my life.
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Parrot Blog - Previous Questions Answered
Pet parrot information from previous questions and answers.
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