Getting a parrot is one of the best ways to add some fun to your family and household. The parrot will quickly become an extension of your family, adding a new dimension to your life. Adopting any animal, however, entails taking the necessary precautions to ensure that your family and the animal get along, especially if you have a child.
The question of whether parrots get along with children is a bit more complicated. To answer your question, yes, parrots are good with children if you give them enough time to get used to each other. If you do not take any precautions, your bird, regardless of species, can pose a serious health risk to your baby. The child’s immune system can only take so much, and the parrot, without even realizing it, can seriously compromise the child’s immune system.
You should be aware of your parrot’s temperament in addition to the child’s immune system. Consider how they interact with others, how they react to loud noises, and how they should deal with change. If you already have a child and want to get a parrot, you should ask the parrot seller how the parrot interacts with children. They will most likely give you an honest answer and tell you how you can ensure your parrot and baby get along.