Mankind has a long history of domesticating birds as pets. Many thousands of years ago, the Chinese were domesticating colourful varieties to have as pets, this discovered in the artworks from the times of the ancient Chinese. Possibly even earlier than this, birds such as falcons and cormorants were domesticated not as pets, but as hunters.
Today in the western world, the bird is the choice of pet for many households and it’s not hard to see why – there is just so much variety.
Companions OR Hobby Animals.
Some breeds are exceptionally friendly and love company. They will sit and “talk” happily with their owner, perch on their shoulder etc,(Editor – I know a lady with a Macaw who sings it to sleep at night, apparently it likes nursery rhymes such as a child)