Parrots make great pets. They have more personality than goldfish.
A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.
Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.