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    How to Choose Pet Birds

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Many people enjoy keeping pet birds and there is a huge variety of pet birds for sale that appeal to different people who are looking for a pet bird. There are lots of things to consider before you decide to look for pet birds for sale because owning a pet bird is a big financial commitment that shouldn’t be taken on lightly. Read on to find out more about how to choose a pet bird. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Choosing Pet Birds for Sale

    • The first thing you need to ask yourself before taking on a pet bird is how much time you have to devote to bonding with and looking after pet birds. Things like canaries are fairly easy to look after, as are budgies but pet birds like macaws need several hours a day socialising out of their cage and this is a big commitment. All birds will need social time with the family however.
    • You need to consider how much space you have to look after various pet birds for sale. Small pet birds like budgies need a comparatively small cage compared to something like a Blue and Gold Macaw. The minimum size bird cage for a pet budgie is 20”Hx12”Wx12”H. All cages for pet birds should allow them to fully extend their wings and move about.
    • There is more to buying pet birds for sale than the cost of the pet bird itself although this can be large. The large parrots like Macaws and African Greys for sale can easily cost more than £1000. You have to remember when buying pet birds for sale that you need to buy bird accessories for sale, bird food and the bird cage as well. Remember never to forget pet insurance and/or vets bills.
    • Some pet birds make much more noise than others and this should be considered when looking at pet birds for sale. With pet birds such as canaries and budgies, the male sings to attract a female and although this may be find with you, neighbours may not appreciate it. Similarly, pet birds for sale like Cockatoos and Macaws can be prone to squawking.
    • Before you buy any pet birds for sale, you need to take into account how long they will live. Budgies will live on average 10 years but can live up to 15; it is not uncommon for other pet birds such as large parrots to live for over 60 years.
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