Most kids are fascinated with birds. If this true of your child, you might want to consider getting a pet bird. Before making a trip to the local pet store and buying the first bird you see, you’ll need to do a little research among the different pet bird species. While some are suitable for children, many aren’t. one of the best birds for kids is the parakeet, or budgie.
Parakeets are small birds, usually measuring about eight inches in overall length. Pet bird breeders have done a lot of work with feather colors, so budgies can be found in just about any color imaginable.
These little guys are very active and playful, and they’re fun to watch. Most don’t seem to mind being handled, especially when they’ve interacted with humans since hatching. Even those that weren’t trained as babies, however, generally take readily to finger training.