Parrots are messy birds, no doubt about it. The larger the bird, there's usually more seed and poop cleanup. The only way to avoid a lot of mess is to keep the bird caged all the time which isn't fair or good for bird and there is still some mess to clean up. Electus parrots are thought to be less messy than other parrots, but no guarantee. Whatever parrot you decide on, don't think about mess, just enjoy having a wonderful companion.