Choosing the right bird
One of the great things about being a bird lover is that there are so many different species to look out for and enjoy.
However, choosing the right bird for you can be a big decision. For example, some species are easily startled and may not be suitable if you have a noisy family home environment. On the other hand, if you live in a small flat or apartment, a species that needs a large cage to fly around in will also not be appropriate.
Before making your final decision, we recommend talking to a breeder, your local pet store or a vet, to find out as much as you can about your potential pet's needs.
Once you have made your decision, it is important to choose a healthy bird that has been well bred. When looking for your new pet, you should make sure you find a reliable source, such as a reputable breeder or a good pet shop. If you're not sure where to buy your bird or what type to choose, your vet should be able to give you some advice and point you to a reputable breeder within your area.
A healthy bird should be lively and alert. It should have a good plumage with all its tail feathers intact and a clean vent region.