Budgies, good bird choice for Kids

Budgies, good bird choice for kids

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.
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What to know about buying your first pet bird

Buying your first pet bird

Going to a pet store and seeing those cute, bright birdies looking at you is enough to give some an impulse buy. However there is lots to know about how to care for and keep a healthy pet bird.

Different birds can have much different caring, sizes and temperament. You want to be sure your getting the type of bird that suits your lifestyle and home. Birds can become emotionally attached to their owner, while others prefer other birds to socialize.

There are some basic questions you want to ask yourself before buying a bird. Do you want a pet bird that will grow very attached to you and want to be with you all the time? Or do you just want a few birds you can look at from time to time?
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