YOUR PET BIRD AND YOU
Caring For, and Enjoying Your New Pet Bird!
Choosing the Right Bird For You
If you are thinking about purchasing a new pet bird, you have
already made an excellent decision! This
is a special kind of pet that can be a wonderful addition to your life! In order to make owning a pet bird a positive
experience for both yourself and your new pet, the next step is to choose the bird that is right for
Whether you already have a particular type of bird in mind, or are
thinking about all of the possibilities, there are some important points which you should consider before
making the final decision. As there are
many different kinds of birds available, there are some points which can be helpful in making a good
One point to consider is your lifestyle. In today’s busy world, most people do not have the
unlimited amount of free time to devote to a pet as people usually had in the past. While a bird is a good choice for a busy lifestyle
because it does not require a significant amount of time and attention for its upkeep, it is a good idea to
keep in mind that your new pet does need your time and attention.
In addition to his basic care, you can think about factors such as
whether you want a bird who will need extra time to exercise outside of his cage, and whether you plan to
teach him to talk, sing, or do little tricks. When you know which of these factors apply to the
bird you would like to own, it can help you in selecting the right kind of bird.
Another factor to consider is the amount of space you have in your
home. If you have a small apartment, for
example, it would be better to select one of the smaller types of bird who will do well in a small,
compact-sized cage. Birds which require
larger cages, or need more space to move about, are usually best-suited to homes where they will have more
Although many people do not put much thought into this in advance,
the personalities associated with various types of birds is also an important factor. Some kinds of birds are known for their cheery
personalities, while others are more calm and docile. When you take this into consideration, you will be
much more likely to select the specific type of bird whose personality is the perfect match for your
own. You will soon see that living with
your new pet bird can be a delightful experience! He will bring you many, many hours of pleasant
interacting, enjoyment, and fun!
Owning a pet bird can be a positive experience for your entire
family when you choose the bird that is the most appropriate for everyone. Some possibilities for helping you to select a
“family-friendly” bird include elderly family members who might prefer a quiet, less active type of bird, or,
if you have small children in your home, choosing a bird that is hardy and playful.
The best way to ensure that every member of your family gains the
most enjoyment from their new pet is to select a bird which fits well with everyone’s needs. Not only will you and your family appreciate your
bird even more, your new little pet will be happier and healthier when he is the ideal fit to your
Choosing the right bird for you also means knowing the goals you
have for owning a bird. If you put a
little thought into this in advance, having a new pet bird in your life will be an even more pleasurable
You may be thinking about your pet as a companion, either for yourself or for another
member of your family. You may want a bird who can provide hours of beautiful melodies. While older
people especially appreciate this, it is something which most people love regardless of age. You may
prefer a bird who can talk, interacting with you every day, and thrilling the youngsters in your
home. You may also be thinking about how beautiful birds are, and how your new pet will make your home
more attractive and lively. As everyone has his or her own goals for pet ownership, knowing in advance
what you want and expect will help you to choose the bird that is right for you.
Selecting the right bird is not difficult.
All it takes is putting some careful thought into it in advance.
Instead of simply going into a pet shop and purchasing the first nice bird you
see, a bit of careful planning will ensure that you are investing in a delightful new friend who will be a
wonderful experience for your entire family.