Polly wants a cracker and a loving place to live: birds as pets



People get pets for myriad reasons, like companionship or unconditional love, and often because they want something to take care of that doesn’t talk back to them.

If that’s what you’re looking for, you might not want to get one of our beautiful feathered friends because some of them, like the African grey parrot, can learn thousands of words, so it may end up squawking back at you.

On the other hand, if you want an intelligent creature that might live up to 50 or even 100 years and d...

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