Is it easier to tame a pet bird on its own or better to have a pair? ?
I've been seriously contemplating about bringing a pet bird into my life for a while now. But I'm stumped on whether I ought to adopt one bird first and then get him/her a friend later, or just start out with a pair.
I'm not totally sure what breed to go for. I've been recommended budgies, cockatiels and finches as starter birds (since I've never had a pet bird, besides chickens).
- NightTerrorLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Definitely get one bird. It will bond to you. If you get two birds they will bond to each other. My first choice would be a cockatiel and my second choice would be a budgie.
Finches are nearly impossible to tame and thrive when kept in pairs or more. They are lively little birds and do not have loud voices like some larger birds, especially parrots and cockatoos which are known to screech and scream very loudly for hours on end.
- thebax2006Lv 71 month ago
On it's own. That way it will bond to you and interact with you more friendly. When 2 birds bond all you can do is look at them and feed them.
- RavenLv 52 months ago
It's much, much easier to hand tame a bird if it is alone. You should also clip the wings so the bird cannot fly, which speed the taming process. However, do not clip the wings of finches, canaries, etc. Only parrot type birds, hookbills.