A pet bird can be a colourful, joyful addition to your family, but it’s important to choose a bird that is right for you. As pets, birds have a long life span and can be a lot of responsibility.
A few of the more commonly known types of birds include cockatiels, parakeets, budgies, canaries, finches, and different types of parrots.
The right bird for you and your family depends on factors such as:
When buying a pet that has a long life span like many birds do, you want to make sure it’s a pet with the right personality. You want to enjoy time spent with your feathered friend.
It’s important to remember that with any type of bird, you should spend a minimum of 15 to 30 minutes per day interacting with your bird, and you should make sure to clean his or her cage often. Of course, providing your pet bird with regular food and water is a must.
Buying the right pet bird for your family can give your children the chance to be responsible for a pet and to connect with animals.
Family friendly birds that are quite popular are budgies, parakeets and cockatiels, due to their small size and gentle disposition. These little birds are fun, whistle, like to be social, are smart and due to their small size, are easier to care for and they are also easier to train.