Jarvis asked in PetsBirds · 1 month ago

Is it legal in the U.S. to keep small birds (i.e. budgies, cockatiels, finches, canaries) as pets? Are they victims of the pet trade?

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  • Kerri
    Lv 4
    1 month ago
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    Budgies, cockatiels, finches and canaries are perfectly legal pets in the US. They aren’t anywhere near extinction or rare enough to be part of illegal pet smuggling. They can be bought at any pet store and for relatively cheap prices.

  • 1 month ago

    Those are all examples of hand fed birds that you can find in pet stores in the USA.

    Birds that are "victims" are the wild birds taken out of the jungles in Africa and South America.

  • 1 month ago

    All of those are legal, I've been breeding cockatiels and budgies for more than 25 years here in the U.S.

  • 1 month ago

    The four you listed are all bred in the USA by breeders, they don't come from the wild. Haven't for years.

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  • Nathan
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    It is only legal if they are kept in a large enough cage, you'll want to Google what their cage requirements are (bigger is better), and all their openers are met

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they are perfectly legal here.

  • Rick B
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    of course you can have birds as pets.

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