Pet Birds

Welcome to the world of pet birds

Pet birds make wonderful companions that, with time and proper training, show every bit as much affection for their owners as dogs or cats. They take care of most of their grooming needs on their own by preening their feathers on a daily basis, and their high intelligence makes them far less demanding to train than other animals. As an added bonus, birds aren't usually considered pets by landlords who rent apartment units to tenants.

Even the most exotic pet birds, like parrots and macaws, are relatively inexpensive to maintain. High-quality pellet feed that delivers all the nutrients your pet birds need to maintain their good health generally costs no more than a few dollars, and you can socialize with your bird during meals by sharing fresh fruits and vegetables with your feathered friend. As part of proper care of pet birds, though, remember that these "people foods" are highly toxic to your avian companion:

  • Chocolate
  • Alcohol
  • Apple seeds
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocados
  • Caffeine
  • Salt
  • Onions
  • Tomato leaves
  • Dried beans

Factors to think about when considering the different types of pet birds include the size of the bird, the temperament and nature of the bird and the time commitment required to raise and train it. Keep in mind that some bird species grow to very large sizes. Also, some birds prefer to remain aloof and caged, while others need to be let out to stretch their wings and socialize. Some can be taught tricks; others can't be bothered to learn them and prefer to be left alone with their bird toys. You should choose a pet that reflects your own personality and works within your lifestyle.

Because most bird species enjoy significantly longer lives than dogs and cats, they're an ideal choice for people who want to purchase a lifelong pet. It's not uncommon for pet birds to live 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years; some even outlive their human companions.

When you visit your local pet shop, take some time to look around at the various species of pet birds for sale. You'll be amazed at the incredible range of choices available to you. Talking to the professionals who work in the store will help you narrow down your options and choose a pet you'll enjoy for years to come.

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Posted by Zebrarisk on March 13,2012 at 07:23 AM
I have purchase 1 pair of zebra finches@2010. Those prepare nest few weeks and mating some times but not laying eggs what's broplem plz any one reply me ?
Posted by Pollyanna on November 22,2010 at 01:26 PM
My zebra finches have laid dozens of eggs and never sat on them. They have finally sat on them long enough that one tried to hatch today and they kicked it out of the nest half hatched. It was still alive so to give it a chance I finished helping it hatch and put it back in the nest. I'm not sure if they'll kick it back out again but if they do how do I save it?
Posted by jewel on September 15,2010 at 08:27 PM
baby finches for sale 5$ each if you want one i will give you my number
Posted by jewel on September 15,2010 at 08:34 PM
ples i need home for these little guys and i will be back on this chat thing tomoro
Posted by Claudette on July 13,2010 at 09:21 AM
I am looking for a friendly bird that talks, to own as my own pet. Do you know of one for sale?
Posted by Serinity Kimble on July 11,2010 at 11:11 AM
I am loking for a small bird that wioll listen to you when a baby
Posted by karl stokes on June 30,2010 at 10:06 PM
I HAVE ONE LUTINA LOVE BIRD AND I CANT TELL THE SEX OF MY BIRD HOW DO I TELL
Posted by laura on June 20,2010 at 01:58 AM
i think put a little in then if doesnt react .i say put a little more in ,then if he doesnt react put the rest in... then i say watch them to make sure they dont eat it
Posted by joseph on February 01,2010 at 10:37 AM
KATHY!!!!! Get the finch to a avarey vet a.s.a.p,if indeed she is gona lay eggs,and if any of the eggs get cought in the canal,this could be dangerious or even deadly.. Avoid holding and stroking there backs,this just makes things worst,and there hormones go crazy!!!! GOO LUCK!!!!!!
Posted by LISA on October 07,2009 at 10:08 PM
Please help me find some finches,and canarys my heath isnt good i just had surgery i need something to help me get thought the day i have a afaid grey that i love please help..may God bless you
Posted by taraz on June 22,2010 at 07:17 PM
I have eight zebra finches to give away if you are interested and can care for them
Posted by joseph on February 01,2010 at 10:27 AM
Hi there: Darling if your health is not good,the last thing you need is more birds,i have M.S and i have a GOFFIN COCKATOO for the past 13 years,she is the best,but i would never think of getting another bird,there tons of work and require lots of attention,and you could run into conflict issues. Get your health on track first,then revisit the idea. And God Bless you, Get well soon :)
Posted by Patty on August 18,2009 at 10:01 AM
I was just given a Cocateil he speaks and i have a large cage about 6 ft can i put other birds in with him ? maybe a female or other types of birds. I wanted to get some foilage to put in the cage for a jungle effect what do you suggest ? Thank you for any help you can give me Patty
Posted by joseph on February 01,2010 at 10:10 AM
Hi Patty: If this bird was not yours to begin with i suggest having it checked out by an avery vet in your area,and let it get use to you and your personality first,i've had a goffin cockatoo for 13 years and i wondered the same thing and my vet said NO,the cage size sounds great keep it thay love to be able to flap around,LUCKY BIRD!! i personally would not add more birds @ this point as this could create anxiety for the bird,and trust me ,you don't want that,.Just play with it and approach from below never above,and when it gets on your hand,also always hold it below your sholder area,that makes you BOSS.put wooden toys in first,follage may incourage nesting and hormonal behaviour,that's when you run into major trouble,right now your in the beginning of maiting season,avoide strokeing the back area,the head only!please don't rush into anything right now,play cool,less is more,it is an animal.GOOD LUCK PATTY!! and enjoy your new feathered friend :))
Posted by Kathy on August 07,2009 at 01:13 AM
I think my finches are going to lay eggs o need some informations.
Posted by Taraz on June 22,2010 at 07:18 PM
why do you say you think they are?
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