While walking on the West Promenade of the Roosevelt Island waterfront during a nice sunny afternoon, I came across this Roosevelt Islander who kindly allowed me to take his picture and that of his two parrot friends. On any given day, you never know who you may meet or what their interests are.
Do Parrots make good pets? Here's what Squidoo - Animals and Nature has to say:
Did you know that having a Parrot or Parakeet companion that you interact with every day will give you a better quality of life? It's true. Studies have shown that people with pets are less prone to depression and disease. In fact, in some cities bringing pets into the Hospitals helps the patients recover faster! A bird that talks is always happy to see you, loves your attention, and will give you thousands of hours of pleasure and a lifetime of fun.
Not only is a bird good for your health, but it will provide friendship and enjoyment for you, and everyone who visits you. Carefully study the birds I describe here. There is a good chance you will find a loving and entertaining companion.