How to Choose a Name for Your Parrot

Red-browed_Amazon_parrotNaming your new parrot can be a fun, exciting process. But it can also be daunting if you don’t know where to start. As you consider pet bird names here are a few factors to keep in mind:
Whatever name you choose, you will be hearing it a lot! So be sure to select a name you can live with. As you watch your feathered friend playing with his/her bird toys, there may be all kinds of names popping in your head—but choose wisely, as you will have to say and hear that name every day.

Remember that your bird will most likely live a long time. So choose a name that will stand the test of time–one you can still enjoy down the road. If you decide to name your parrot after your favorite pop star or musician, that name may lose its attraction in 10 or 15 years.

Naming your parrot does not have to be difficult. In fact, it can be extremely enjoyable, allowing you to utilize your creativity and imagination. Start by making a list of all the names you like. Then select the one that best suits your feathered friend. Here are a few additional tips to consider when choosing a name:

Get to know your bird. Instead of picking out a name as you are driving home with your new feathered friend, wait a few days or even a week or two. Take the time to get to know your bird’s personality and character traits. This may help you come up with a suitable name. Watch your bird as he/she plays with his parrot toys or plays on his/her bird stand. See if he/she has any unique characteristics or behavioral patterns.

Consider your bird’s appearance. Some people select a name based on their parrot’s feathers, colors or other features. If you are impressed by one of your parrot’s unique physical characteristics, consider using this as a basis for a name.  If so, consider a name that reflects this quality.
Most important of all, select a name you love and one that will suit your bird for the rest of his life. Enjoy the creative process!!

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