6 things that we have to consider before buying a bird


There are six essential factors that you should consider before purchasing a bird.
These are:

1-What type of bird can you afford?
2-What’s the room space intended for the bird?
3-Will I have any free time for the bird?
4-How vociferous is the bird and if the bird would disturb the neighbors?
5-How calamitous can a bird be?
6-Does the bird need special food?
7-What type of bird can you afford?

The prices of these birds should be taken into consideration. Their prices vary, and this is dependent on their species. For instance, one can get budgerigars of about $10.

The cocktail species could be acquired between $25 and $35, while an Amazonian parrot and the grey parrot could be gotten for $300 to $400. Some species of parrots are sold at exorbitant prices. The cockatoo could go for $1000.

What’s the room space intended for the bird?
Most birds are very active and as such need big cages. The size of a bird should also be considered as big birds need big cages.

Will I have any free time for the bird?
This is the essential factor. Birds are naturally smart, jovial and social creatures. It is of utmost importance that you attend to their every need, such as taking care of them, playing and relating to them.

They have a reasonably long lifespan. A cocktail has a lifespan of about 20 years, and more, on Amazon or African grey parrot have a lifespan of about 50 to 60 years. There are also recorded cases of birds that lived up to a hundred years. Lastly, don’t buy a bird if you would easily get bored.

How vociferous is the bird and if the bird would disturb the neighbors?
Some birds are extremely noisy while some could be termed as relatively quiet. For instance, the budgerigars and cocktail are quiet. You could have them in your apartments.

The molluscs cockatoo could also be kept in your apartment the only issue being its screams that seems cracking to the ear drum but there are also some cockatoo that aren’t noisy, these species are very rare. They African grey parrot could also be found in this category.

How calamitous can a bird be?
Generally, birds have strong beaks which they use to bite and pick at stuffs all the time. This attitude of theirs makes them appear to be destructive.

Does the bird need special food?
Some species of birds like the lord parrot requires special diets.