A pet bird can be a friendly and rewarding pet to keep, as well as a great companion. Pet birds are quite easy to care for but taming them requires time and patience.
Once you have decided to buy a pet bird, you will need to choose what species of bird to keep. Some are more suited to your home than others.
Housing your pet bird
It is very important that you house your bird in as large a cage as possible and that it is suitable for the type of bird that you have chosen. We have a range of birdcages available in our shop and we are able to offer expert advice on the right type of cage.
Once your pet bird is tame, you can allow them supervised exercise time out of their cage, which is very important in maintaining a healthy, happy bird. Ensure all doors and windows are closed and all hazards are out of the way.
- Be prepared for mess when a bird flies around in its cage - seed husks can be dispersed all over your floor.
- Some birds can be very noisy, particularly lovebirds, cockatiels and parrots.
- Birds should never be kept in kitchens. Teflon coated pans and self cleaning ovens can emit fumes that are extremely toxic to birds.
There are many species of parrot. With lifespans of 50+ years, Keeping one is a significant commitment. They are a really intelligent species of bird which can get bored really easily and require alot of entertainment. If bored they are known to peck out their own feathers which can cause alot of health issues.