6. Social needs
No matter what type of parrot you’re thinking of getting, you need to be aware that almost all parrots are very social and require a lot of attention. Some parrots, such as the African grey, can become very distraught if not given enough attention, and may even start plucking out their own features. Make sure that you’re willing to put the effort and, most importantly, the time, to taking care of your parrot’s social needs.