Successful Tips on Attracting Parrots to Your Yard
Bring the wild to you by turning your yard into a garden that is irresistible for wildlife, these types of gardens have sparked an interest which is why many homeowners are not just constructing a garden but creating a garden that’s wildlife-friendly which is a great way to connect with nature in this most awesome way.
A garden of this sort is pretty amazing, in this article we will be discussing how to attract parrots to your yard. What a joy it is to have these exotic birds visit your yard as you watch them in their natural habitat providing hours of fun both for adults and kids. There are estimated to be some 350-402 species of parrots in which most of them live in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
However, due to habitat destruction, many parrots have become extinct, these intelligent birds that are so beautiful deserve our help. If you are interested in giving nature a helping hand then continue reading as we take our journey into the world of parrots and how to care for them.
Making your yard irresistible for parrots
In order for your yard to be inviting to parrots, there are some components that are needed which will attract them like a magnet. Below we will be looking at such components to ensure that you have success.
Providing shelter is a must and a great way to lure parrots to your yard, the use of bright native tropical plants and broad-leafed deciduous trees are ideal. Parrots love grapes, bananas, apples, passion fruits, citrus fruits, pomegranate, mango, and papaya will not only provide them with shelter but will also be a good food source helping parrots to feel right at home.
Other food sources that can be provided for parrots are cooked grains such as oatmeal, brown rice, barley, rye, pasta, wheat, whole wheat bread, spelt, whole wheat cereals, etc… cooked beans can also be given to them which includes, chickpeas, lentils, black beans, green beans. Nuts can be included in their diet, nuts should be unsalted and human-grade which are walnuts, pecan nuts, almonds, peanuts, pine nuts, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, pistachios, and hazelnuts. These foods can be offered in a wide-open area where parrots can congregate.
A water source
Including a low birdbath with moving water is a great way in providing a water source for parrots both to drink and take a bath. The water should always be kept clean and fresh. Because parrots are rather large the birdbath should be 2 to 3 inches deep. One or two bird baths may be necessary depending on the number of visitors (parrots) to your yard.
Providing a few nesting boxes is ideal for parrots although other native birds and wildlife may claim ownership, making available to parrots nesting materials such as grasses that is pesticide-free, twigs, dead leaves, small sticks, small pieces of straws, feathers, cattail fluff, etc… makes great nesting materials for these exotic birds.
Additional information on attracting parrots to your yard
- Do not use harmful pesticides in the garden area to kill garden pests when treating plants the use of beneficial insects known as biological control will help and is safe
- Keep cats and dogs out of the garden area
- The use of native colorful plants will attract parrots to your yard
- Clotheslines, perches, and feeding pools makes a great resting place for parrots
- The feeding area should be cleared of fruits that start to ferment which can cause parrots to become sick
- Keeping areas clean where parrots congregate is a must
Parrot fun facts
Here are a few parrot fun facts.
- Parrots are believed to be one of the most intelligent bird species
- Parrots taste with the top of their beaks
- A group of parrots is called pandemonium
- Cockatoos, many species of the amazon parrots, parakeets, and gray parrots are known to talk or mimic humans
- Parrots are considered to be exotic birds
- Parrots eat with their feet
- Parrots remain mates for life
- A baby parrot is called a chick
- The beaks of parrots are known to be strong
- Parrots can live more than 60 years
- The Kakapo parrot cannot fly
- In India, it is illegal to keep parrots in captivity
- Parrots are social creatures
- Parrots have antibacterial pigments in their feathers that helps in preventing them from getting sick
- Parrots are so many bright beautiful colors
The final word on how to attract parrots to your yard
The world of parrots is pretty amazing, these exotic birds will provide hours of fun as they visit your yard. Why not have your garden buzzing with activity as you watch them feed, sing and interact with each other but better yet you will be providing a home for them. Let’s help our feather friends by doing all that we can, this is a great way to give nature a helping hand while helping to bring balance to our eco-system.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.
10 thoughts on “How to Attract Parrots to Your Yard”
I used to own two parrots and could not keep up with them and ended up selling them. However, I really love those birds. I hope to get at least one soon. I also would love to make my yard irresistible to these birds and you post has really opened my eyes to a lot. I will surely keep cats and dogs out of the garden area and also avoid using harmful pesticides. Thank you for such an eye opening post
Hello, you are welcome and I am so happy that I could help, parrots are pretty amazing birds. Wishing you much success with your garden project and do please let me know how it goes.
How to attract parrots? I don’t know where you live but I want to be there! Living in the US, I only see parrots who live in people’s homes. I have friends who have a bird named Andy and he is very much a member of their family and he loves to talk. But parrots in my yard? I only hope to someday have the chance to see these beautiful and intelligent creatures out in their natural habitat! Thank you for posting this informative information!
Yes, these exotic birds are very beautiful especially when watching them in their natural habitat, I live on a Caribbean island that is so beautiful with blue skies, white clouds, and lots of sunshine with that nice gentle cool breeze.
The key is that if you have spotted them in your area or maybe have heard of them being in your area they will visit your yard once you give them what they are looking for.
Hi what an interesting article. I read it all although we don’t have much if any parrots flying wild, but I absolutely love them and plus I can learn a thing or two so why not?
Parrots are indeed one of the beautiful creatures. Since so many trees are being cut down in various places it’s also quite important to read posts like these so we can learn how to help them feel at home.
Thanks for providing us with this info, I’m sure someone will definitely find this useful!
Creating a garden for parrots is not only rewarding but will also help in sustaining our ecosystem. It is great to provide a natural habitat for them from our yard or garden area. I am so happy to help.
This is such an interesting read. It just never crossed my mind that one can easily attract parrots like this . I just wouldn’t my kids to come across such information until, I am ready because they will want to see it happening immediately. It will be such a beautiful sight to have them over to grace our garden.
Having a wildlife garden can be so much fun along with being educational for kinds so have one installed you will be so happy that you did.
Thank you for this information. I know parrots and other birds are easily attached by a nest provided in a garden. But I never knew you can easily get their attention by providing a water source. Also, I must appreciate your listing of fruits and other food like walnuts and peanut like you identified. Having birds like parrot in your garden gives life and freshness to the environment.
I am so happy that I could help, a garden of this sort is so amazing. Wishing you all the best of success, have a good day.