lhurey asked in PetsBirds · 1 decade ago

How to pick a pet bird?

I started liking birds so I wanna know How to pick a pet bird.

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    When you you are choosing a bird, make sure it is not aggresive when your about to touch it. Make sure it won't bite you. Make sure it is not afraid and is tame. As if all of this are present, it will be difficult to tame it then.


    The canary — among the most popular and varied pet birds in the world — is well known for his vocal talents and vibrant color. Canaries are actually finches, and they can be green or yellow, bright orange, or even brown. Still, when folks think of them today, they most often conjure up a brilliantly colored yellow bird, thanks to the Sylvester-outsmarting Tweety Bird.If you want a singer, make sure your new bird is a male — female canaries don't sing.

    This bird is perfect for beginners who aren't sure they want as much interaction as some other species require. The canary is happy to hang out in a cage and entertain you with beauty and song. In fact, they'd rather not be handled. Because they don't desire handling, the canary is a good children's pet, providing song and beauty and allowing youngsters to observe the wonder of birds close up.


    The finch is another hands-off bird, a little charmer who embodies the word "vivacious." Finches are flashy, fast moving, and fun to watch, with a lively, constant twittering that's considerably below the decibel level parrots are capable of attaining.

    Finches do better in a social situation, so plan on buying two or more and giving them a cage with plenty of space to exercise their wings — these birds get around by flying and they don't climb for exercise. Also remember that when they're too crowded, territorial cage battles between cage mates will erupt.

    Because they're perfectly content to live without handling, finches make good caged birds for an older child's room.

    Budgies (Parakeets)

    Because of their small price tag and easy availability, budgerigars (or parakeets) are often treated as a throwaway bird — easily purchased, easily disposed of, easily replaced. This deplorable attitude keeps people from valuing these birds for their affectionate personality — some budgies even become very good talkers, albeit with tiny little voices.

    Colors now reach far beyond the green or blue you remember from the pet department at the dime store. They're usually timid, at first, but budgies can be tamed by gentle, patient handling and can bond closely to their human companions. For a very gentle child, budgies are ideal pets.

    Choosing a good pet store is important when buying any pet, but especially important for buying budgies. Mass-produced birds are harder to tame because they haven't been socialized, and they're more prone to life-threatening diseases.


    Cockatiels are an exceptionally popular bird, and justifiably so. These small parrots are flat-out loving, and they live to snuggle and be petted. If you only recognize the gray bird with orange patches, you may be surprised at how many colors are available, thanks to the work of some energetic breeders.

    Some cockatiels learn to talk, but many are better at whistling. This bird is another who's a good choice for children as long as they understand the need for careful handling.

    Quaker Parakeets

    Green and silvery Quakers are active and upbeat, and they like to vocalize. Some learn to talk, while others love to whistle. They can all be loving if they're socialized when young and given consistent, respectful handling.

    Note that these birds are illegal in a handful of states because they are considered a threat to native agriculture. (For information on restrictions where you live, check with your nearest Department of Agriculture or fish and game authorities.) Still, the Quaker is well worth considering if you live in places where they are legal.

    Peach-Faced Lovebirds

    Peach-faced lovebirds are beautiful, active, and playful. A well-socialized peach-faced can be your best pal for years, if you don't leave him to waste away alone in a cage. When hand-raised and socialized with humans, these little guys love to be handled, carried around in your shirt pocket or on your collar. They're very affectionate, not overly loud, and capable of picking up a few phrases.

  • 1 decade ago

    depending on what type of bird you choose you have to know the life expectancy,(some live 50 years)How much space do you have? birds love attention and are like children they take up a lot of your time.conures are very beautiful birds colorful but they tend to scream quite a bit.So noise level and how much screaming do you want in your home?Don't get a bird that will have to sit in a cage all day this is not good for the bird. As always a rescued or rehomed bird can bring a lot of love but you need to know their past. and how they were cared for.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Firstly find a bird that is colourful, pretty and beautiful.

    But this step you dont need to worry about but often people do because they also want their bird to look good as well!

    Then check if that bird is aggressive or angry when you touch it.

    If it is its not a good choice.

    Lastly you have to think weather you think later on if you have a great bond between each other. You find a bird that you can love, care and trust and if you do those things quite well then it will love, care for you back.

    Then you will spend the rest of the years playing, caring, loving and bonding.

    Hope you find a bird that is good for you!

    Source(s): have 4 cockatiels at home!
  • 4 years ago

    hi cockatiels make for good companions. they are the smallest form of a cockatoo, so as that they make for an excellent starter poultry. I wouldnt commence with a large parrot as they require alot greater coaching. Cockatiels additionally desire coaching. in case you desire one which will maximum probable sing or communicate you will desire to objective for a male one, they are greater probable to communicate and you could accomplish that via giving him classes wide-unfold. they are extremely probable to desire to take a seat on your shoulder or head, greater so than smaller birds. I unquestionably have canaries and maximum of time they only no longer interested in sitting reachable, regardless of the reality that they've a captivating music and energetic characters. Iv additionally had cockatiels for years and that i only love them. one among my cockatiels lived until eventually she became 15 so be arranged to desire them for a protracted time because it somewhat is risky for them to be moved to plenty. delight on your poultry they are captivating animals.

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  • 6 years ago

    really helpful answers.......

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