Pet parrots are available at bird marts, directly from bird breeders and closed aviaries. Parrots are also available for rescue from parrot shelters and rescue operations. It is important to remember before buying a parrot that these birds live anywhere from 20 to 60 years and require lots of attention.
Before buying a parrot, check to make sure the store is clean, waste is properly disposed of and the birds are housed with adequate room. These precautions ensure that the parrot has a lower chance of neuroses or diseases. Birds rescued from shelters or rescue operations have a higher likelihood of exhibiting these traits.