Hi. I would like to adopt a large bird for a family house pet. We have young children. What breeds are most suitable? I like macaws, mynahs, and cockatoos. Any others to consider?
Thanks.
Lisa
Hi. I would like to adopt a large bird for a family house pet. We have young children. What breeds are most suitable? I like macaws, mynahs, and cockatoos. Any others to consider?

Unlike dogs or even cats, birds aren't very good playmates for children. Birds can be injured easily, they know it, and they'll do what it takes to protect themselves. That includes biting which at least macaws and cockatoos are capable of doing well. A frightend bird is a poor companion as the only choices it considers are escape and attack. A bird needs a lot of attention and companionship. Where will you find time the time for the kids, the bird, and your husband? None behave well if given inadequate attention.
After up under options and then checking other messages "Find messages by this author" and checking into them, I don't think you need a bird much less kids. These are some pretty disgusting comments at rec.crafts.scrapbooks. Obscene, vulgar, racist amongst other things. Are you OKC Dave's wife?
OTHER BIRD POSTERS CHECK THIS OUT. Would you recommend a bird after reading this stuff? The only bird I would suggest is a rubber chicken.
The other posters on this subject are absolutely correct.

The only suitable birds for your family would be:
1) Wild birds that you attract with a bird feeder (recommended)
2) Birds that are stuffed and/or mounted.
3) Alfred Hitchcock's movie.

Large birds can easily remove body parts from small children. Birds and small children is a bad, bad idea.
Family notwithstanding, you need to think about the bird's welfare. There are more birds in rescue shelters because people think that birds are ornaments and when they find out that the birds aren't oranaments, they get rid of them. Many of these unwanted birds wind up being destroyed. Many birds suffer greatly at the hands of people who don't know what they are doing and/or getting into. No, birds are NOT for you. Get a puppy.
Hi. I would like to adopt a large bird for a family house pet. We have young children. What breeds are most suitable? I like macaws, mynahs, and cockatoos. Any others to consider? Thanks. Lisa

Before you decide to get any Parrot you need to make sure you know what you are getting into. Any tame Parrot can work fine with children if you are not raising them according to Spock. If you have problems telling the kids "no" then a bird is not a good idea.
The bird will be a family pet so make sure you all have the time needed, they are a lot more work than a Dog or Cat.
As to "adopting", this sounds alarm bells. A bird that has been previously owned can often be a problem and is not for an amateur. Many previously owned birds are great pets, but many you see for sale are problems made by someone who had it and did not know what they were doing, and now want to get rid of the problem they created. These birds can often be turned into great pets, but this is not something a new person to birds is likely to be good at.
Pet birds can be costly, are you sure you want to spend the money? The cost of the bird is only a start, they need regular Vet checks, and may get sick and need vet care. The large ones live as long as a human, 60+ years, are you sure you want to make this kind of commitment?
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