The cart is empty
In issue 305 -
Companion Parrots May Be Less Lonely When They Phone Their Feathered Friends. By GrrlScientist
In issue 305 -
A Grey-breasted Parakeet love story. By Rosemary Low
In issue 305 -
Remote monitoring of Carnaby’s Cockatoo movements and behaviour. By David Waugh
In issue 305 -
Are Your Parrots Wasting Vegetables? Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
Subscribe To Parrots Magazine - Don't miss a thing

Just a handful

Spreads for web 1

In this Part 1 of Sally Blanchard’s article, she explores the delights of some of the smaller family birds

Both Budgies and Cockatiels have been incredibly popular avian companions for what seems like forever, but since I first started having companion parrots in my life over 40 years ago, there have been quite a few parrot-family birds that are just a handful, which have become very popular with people. I met mostly Amazons, Cockatoos, and Macaws first and fell in love with them all. It was at my first bird club meeting that I got to meet my first smaller bird, which might have been smaller in size, but just as big in personality.

I had lived with a beloved Budgie as a child and a wonderful one that I had to leave with my parents when I went away to college. My childhood Budgie was my best buddy and was a wonderful talker and loved to help me with my homework by trying to eat my numbers and words as I wrote them down. I also had two great Cockatiels, one male of which was an incredible talker and whistler. He even accompanied a musician friend of mine in a bassoon/Cockatiel duet of the William Tell Overture. I'd love to have one of each now as they were such incredible friends for me.

Buy Now!




Invalid Name
Invalid email address
Please identify how you found us
Invalid Input

Subscribe Now!

Subscribe to parrots magazine

subscribe today. The best most widely read magazine for parrot lovers.

Parrot Events

Parrot events


What's on in the parrot world, events, conferences and shows and more..


Our Address

Parrots magazine is published by
Imax Visual Ltd, West Building,
Elm Grove Lane, Steyning BN44 3SA

Telephone +44 (0)1273 464777
© Parrots magazine 2019