Like all other pets birds can make incredible pets, but it’s important that you take the time to make sure you’re going to be a good fit for each other. It’s true that they won’t demand as much of your time as a dog or even a cat, but that doesn’t mean birds are for all pet lovers. You’re going to need to do your research into the different types of birds to discover their particular needs. However, we can share a few questions that you need to answer before making the commitment.
How Much Space Is Required?
Birds will happily live in cages but the cages need to provide them with adequate space. In most cases the larger the bird the large the cage will need to be. Birds also like and need to have additional exercise, do you have a suitable space in your house or flat to provide them with some extra room?
Will Your Bird Be Happy Alone?
Some bird species are social and they would benefit from having a friend or two to live with. Research into the species before buying and decide if you’re going to have the space and time for more than one.
Do You Have Time for the Bird?
Think about the way you use your home at the moment, are you there often or do you prefer to be out and about. Birds like to have company and will become very time provided you put the time into building the trust and the bond.
How Much Experience Do You Have?
Parrots require more time compared with birds such as canaries or budgies. Are you ready to dive straight into taking care of a demanding pet? We recommend starting with a bird that isn’t as demanding and gradually learning new skills over time rather than rushing out and buying a bird more suited to an experienced owner.
Are You Prepared for a Long Term Commitment?
Hamsters have a short life span of around 2 years; some species of birds can live up to 75 years! Are you ready to commit that much of your life to your new pet? Always check out the life span of the species you’re thinking of owning before making your decision.
Come and Ask Us for Advice
If you’re ready to share your home with a bird or two we recommend visiting your local Just For Pets store. Our friendly staff will happily assist you and help you to make the right decision for you and your family.