What are the absolute worst types of parrots for a first-time bird owner?

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Once again, although well-intentioned, people are breaking down your choices into the macro of species (Quora question).

One answer started with

  1. Cockatoos
  2. Macaws
  3. Amazons

Yet these three species come in close to a combined 100 flavors.

 

Major Mitchell cockatoos are not loud, and not necessarily cuddly

 

Bare eyed cockatoos are all but demure

 

Noble macaws are only 12 to 14 inches long.

 

Hyacinth macaws are up to 44 inches long – 4 times the size of a noble macaw.

 

You can’t compare the two just because the are macaws.

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Can I give raw almonds to my African grey parrot? Is it safe, or a risk to his health?

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Firstly I need to address the “peanuts are bad for parrots” urban legend.

Reference one of the original answers to this question on Quora

If you leave a pizza on the kitchen counter for two days it will get fungus.

 

Cheese in the best of circumstances will grow fungus in the refrigerator after about a week.

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Please Help My Senegal Parrot With A Vitamin D Deficiency

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Pat F replied

 

Re: What should I do for my bird with a vitamin D deficiency, blood test to verify it.

 

He has a serious skin issue also.

 

you replied

 

what does the vet say?

 

Vet did blood test to rule out other problems and first text showed high uric acid and calcium deficiency.

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