Pets really are one of the best practice audiences, and parrots are super helpful for holding your guitar pick!
Meet Lua, our parrot that flew (in an airplane) over here from Oklahoma on March 2018. He has been an awesome companion. He has been taught to wave, come on command, spin, and he has a mini bowling alley and mini darts (magnet) and a dart board that he has been taught to use. Here is a nice picture of him, and a video of all his tricks.