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    Advantages of Keeping Bantams as Pets

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    There are many advantages for any bird owner looking to keep bantams as pets. These beautiful birds have plenty to offer, as we explore in the guide below. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Why Should I Raise Bantams?

    1. Appearance

    When it comes to beauty, there's almost no need to try and sell the benefits of owning these elegant birds. Bantams are renowned for their attractive appearance and have proved an extremely popular investment at farm sales and on sites such as Bird Trader for hundreds of years.

    These small birds are renowned for their exotic plumage, small stature and suitability for show, so if you like to show off your pets, bantams should be close to the top of your future wishlist.

    2. Size

    As touched on above, these type of birds are extremely small, so there's plenty of potential for anyone looking to own a large number of bantams, as they take up far less space than many other common poultry birds.

    For instance, a large number of bantam birds can be kept within a relatively contained coop - which for some people makes bantams an attractive proposition if space is a stumbling block to owning larger fowl.

    3. Temperament

    Bantams are famed for their calm temperamant and for the ease with which an owner can tame these generally placid birds. An owner can get plenty of satisfaction from the behaviour of bantams - take a few minutes to watch their behaviour within the pen and you'll quickly realise just how inspired the decision to buy these pets was.

    Common bantam breeds include Pekin Bantams, Dutch Bantams, Japanese Bantams and Orpington Bantams.

    Find bantams for sale on Bird Trader.

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