Are Parakeets the Right Bird For You?

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Thinking of adding a feathered friend to your family? While birds are beautiful and intelligent companions, they also aren’t for everyone. We always want to make sure that pet owners know what they are getting themselves into in terms of space, time and cost requirements before they purchase one of our beautiful birds.

So how do you know if parakeets are the right choice for you? Here are a few things you’ll want to consider»

  • They Can Be Noisy - We love the sound of chirping birds! However, not everybody sees their pets’ vocalizations as beautiful music. It is important to keep in mind that vocalizations vary from species to species. Know that you can tolerate the maximum noise that your parakeet is capable of reaching.

  • They Can Be Messy - Owning a bird can be messy. You might find that a good portion of your parakeet’s seeds ends up on the floor, under their cage. While this can be easily cleaned up with a handheld vacuum, you should be prepared for a bit of a mess!

  • They Need to Socialize - Do you have time to spend with your bird?  Birds need to socialize! You will need to be able to create a schedule to socialize with your pet.

If you are ready to add a parakeet or other exotic bird to your family, visit our Mineola store! We have provided pet lovers with the best advice, service and healthiest pet birds for over 30 years. We even have the largest selection of birds, parrots, cages and bird supplies in New York!  

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