Birds are amazing pets. The chirping of a bird can make a lonely person feel cheerful. However, when it comes to choosing the right pet bird, one tends to get confused. Here are some important aspects to consider before selecting a pet bird for oneself:
The type bird you want
First, it is very important to decide what type and size of bird or birds you want as a pet. Birds come in many sizes, varieties and species. You can select mid-sized and smaller birds like Canaries, Budgies, Love Birds, Cockatiels, Finches, Parakeets and small Conures.
You can also opt for big and exotic birds like parrots and other larger varieties of them for example, Macaws, African Grey Parrots, Cockatoos or Eclectus Parrots etc. There are varieties among Macaws as well for example, Scarlet Macaws, Blue and Gold Macaws and Green-winged Macaws.
Your budget for a pet bird
The cost one is willing to spend for a pet bird is a very important factor while choosing a pet bird. Exotic parrot varieties like Macaws, Cockatoos and Eclectus parrots can turn out be pretty expensive choices.
However, such birds are a visual treat and look amazingly attractive with their bright colors. They are interactive and intelligent too. Some of them can be trained to talk.
On the other hand, smaller and more common birds like Budgies, Love Birds etc. are comparatively less expensive and easier to manage. They might not be too colorful like Macaws. However, some birds like Canaries can be taught to sing.
Selecting the size of the bird cage, food and accessories
Once your bird is selected, you will have to buy it a cage suiting its requirements immediately. Pet birds are kept in constriction throughout the day; hence it is better to get a relatively big cage. It is needless to say a big Parrot will require a huge cage in comparison to Canaries or Finches.
Different birds prefer different diets. It is always advisable to ask a bird shop owner or bird keeper what kind of food your pet needs to consume. For decorating the cages, there are wide ranges of itemsÂ in the market nowadays, for example, swings, bells etc.
There are other factors like taking care of your pet bird’s health, giving it proper medication, vet treatments etc. that have to be considered. Plus, birds also need companionship. So make sure you spend some adequate time with your pet bird everyday.