© Jean Pattison — The African Queen
12 Reasons Poicephalus Make Great Pets …
- A real parrot in a small size. For those wanting a small parrot a Poicephalus is perfect, and for those people wanting something larger, the un-cape is about the size of a small African grey.
- Price is from $500.00 to about $2,000.00, so they are available in all budget sizes too.
- They are loyal to their families and expect the same in return.
- They DO NOT need a “friend” to keep them company, which makes them ideal for a person wanting an “only” bird.
- The noise level is quite low, and makes them enjoyable additions to a quiet family, but they fit into a noisy family too.
- Poicephalus are playful and can entertain themselves for hours on end.
- They are smart, can learn some tricks and they learn their people well too.
- Most all talk to some degree, with some attaining huge vocabularies.
- Cage cost is usually less than the cost of the bird.
- Poicephalus will eat a variety of foods with little coaxing.
- There is a temperament to suit most everyone’s personality.
- Their expected lifespan can be over 30 years.