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.
Budgies, or ‘Budgerigars’ are available in a wide range of colours
Budgies follow a basic seed diet but benefit from millet sprays, fresh fruit and vegetables, cuttlefish and bird grit
Most budgies learn to say a few words, while some never talk