A pet bird is a companion for you and because of this reason; you must choose a bird that can enhance your personality. The bird that you should raise as a pet must be easy to train and relate to. It is good to choose a bird that is very intelligent like a parrot. Aside from being easy to train and teach tricks, it is not very big which makes it easy to care for. A regular cage will do to house it, with enough space to move around and fly in. Other necessary things to do when looking for a pet bird are as follows:
a) Remember that birds have wings because they are meant to fly. Even if they are kept in a cage, they need to able to feel the freedom of flying in a large area. It will be better if their cage is spacious and have room enough for them to fly around.
You have to train him how to do this inside the house though because you cannot let him fly outside.
b) Provide your bird with a large cage. Birds need space so that they can move around and spread their wings even if they are confined in a cage. It should have room where their food and water containers could be placed. It is also good if you can provide your bird with perches; this will allow them to play.
c) To avoid having your bird become lonely especially during the times when you have to leave him alone, provide him with a companion. It is always better to buy a pair of birds instead of buying only one.
d) Screen off your windows so that the birds cannot fly out of the room during the time that you let them fly around.
e) You also have to get yourself prepared for the responsibility that comes with having a pet. Remember that you have to give them nutritious food, fresh clean water, groom them and at the same time keep their cage clean. Cleanliness is important to keep your pet from getting sick.
f) Try to adopt a bird from your veterinarian. This is convenient since the vet must already be familiar with the bird and have its history. He can tell you about the bird’s qualities and you can see if they match your personality and needs. This would make it easier for both the bird and you to adjust to each other.
Having a pet can really consume time and effort but it beats having to return to an empty house. If you train your bird well, you can be sure of a happy and fulfilling life with him. Own your pet now and choose the best!