What Type of Bird is the Right Companion for Me?

Looking to add a beautiful feathered friend to your home? Birds can be the perfect companion -- but how do you know which will be the right fit for your family and lifestyle? Here are a few questions to ask yourself before heading to the pet store.

How Much Space Do I Have?

Some bird species require more space than others. Be sure to choose a bird that will live comfortably in the space that you have at home.

Can I Handle a Loud Bird?

Conures, parrots and cockatoos are louder birds than other species. In fact, every bird in these species will “scream” from time to time. Theses birds are beautiful and friendly, but they are not for everyone.

Do I Want a Bird That Will Talk?

There is no guarantee that your bird will talk. However, African Gray parrots and Amazon parrots are more likely to talk than other species.

What is the Largest Sized Bird That I Feel Comfortable Handling?

Smaller birds like canaries, finches, cockatiels, lovebirds, parakeets and parrotlets are a better choice for those who aren’t comfortable handling larger birds like cockatoos and african greys).

Do I Need a Bird That is Child-Friendly?

If you have small children at home, budgies, also known as parakeets, might be the right choice for your family. Canaries, finches, and lovebirds are also great choices!

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