which kinds of birds should i think about getting as my first bird?

by cassidy

i am 9 and thinking about getting a bird companion because i rarely have friends over so i am usually bored an doing nothing. i know some good choices are things like cockatiels and finches, but i want a bird that will be social and interact with me. any ideas?

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Jan 25, 2012
Lorikeets are loud
by: Tracie

Lorikeets are very loud, and very messy. They can squirt their liquid poop several feet out of the cage. Make sure other family members can take the noise and the mess and make sure you have lots of time to spend with the bird.

Parrotlets are cute, but have a reputation of getting nippy once they reach maturity. Just do a lot of research and learn all you can about any bird you choose, and then make sure everyone in you home is happy with your choice.

If someone in the home hates the bird, everyone will be miserable. Check into Cockatiels, they are typically gentle and not usually terribly noisy. They DO have a lot of dander, if you have allergies.

You can study our Parrot Species Comparison Chart for some ideas.

Jan 25, 2012
i posted the q
by: cassidy

thanks, and i already know alot about parakeets/budgies [whatever u wanna call them] because i was interested in them for a bit. do u think mabye a lorikeet could do well for a 1st bird? or mabye a parrotlet?

Jan 24, 2012
which kinds of birds should i think about getting as my first bird?
by: Linda

Below is a link to some reading to do about getting your first bird. This will help you a lot.

A Budgie is a good idea for a first bird because they are small, friendly and easy to tame and train. You need to read information in the link I'm giving you first so you understand better that all parrots are exotic wild animals and have to be studied to know and understand their behavior.


The other consideration is caging, and you have to have a large enough cage so bird can spread wings and flap without hitting sides. You will need to feed organic pellets like Harrison's found here and have access to an Avian Vet for when your bird is sick or injured.If this sounds kind of expensive, that's because it is. It takes good food, roomy cages with safe wood natural branch perches and trips to Avian Vet at least once a year and more if bird is sick or injured. You need to learn all you can first so you understand everything that is required of you to be a good birdie caretaker.

Many things to learn before even thinking about getting a bird. Read the information I gave you and go from there. Good Luck!


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