Best Pet Bird Breeds for Families with Small Children

The best bird breeds to consider when adopting into a family with small children.

It is important to consider a few things before adopting a bird into your family.

The first thing is how much time will your family be able to spend with the bird? How much care and time will be involved each day to take care of the bird? Which birds are best for small children?

All the answers you need are right here in this article.

Here are the best choices to consider for adoption:

Yellow Canary

Yellow Canaries are small in size and average 5 inches in length. Active and amusing, these birds are better for watching rather than handling. Yellow Canaries enjoy flying so the bigger the cage the better. If you are not breeding these birds, females do better together in the same cage. Yellow Canaries have a life span of up to five years.

When choosing a cage keep in mind the length of the cage is more important than the height. Allow 3 inches of perch per bird. Toys should include bells and mirrors as well as a cuttlebone to avoid overgrowth of the beak. Change water daily and clean thoroughly to reduces bacteria growth. These birds should be kept in a bright area, at eye level, away from direct sun light and drafts.

Grey Cockatiel

Grey Cockatiels are small in size and average 12 inches in length. Easy to tame, these birds love to be picked up, petted and stroked. Although male and females are friendly with humans and other birds, females are more loving and quiet while males will talk, whistle and demonstrate more independence. If you are not breeding them females do better together.

Cockatiels enjoy being kept in a colony (family) setting. Grey Cockatiels have a life span of up to thirty years. When choosing a cage keep in mind the length of the cage is more important than the height. Allow 3 inches of perch per bird. Toys should include bells and mirrors as well as a cuttlebone to avoid overgrowth of the beak. Change water daily and clean thoroughly to reduces bacteria growth.

These birds should be kept in a bright area, at eye level, away from direct sun light and drafts.

Finch

Finches are small in size and average 3 inches in length. Finches are active birds that are better for watching than handling. They are social birds that do best when kept in a colony. If you are not planning on breeding, females do best together. Finches love to fly so the bigger the cage, the better they do. When choosing a cage keep in mind the length of the cage is more important than the height.

Allow 3 inches of perch per bird. Toys should include bells and brass rings as well as a cuttlebone to avoid overgrowth of the beak. Change water daily and clean thoroughly to reduces bacteria growth. These birds should be kept in a bright area, at eye level, away from direct sun light and drafts.

Parakeet

Parakeets are small in size and average 12 inches in length. These birds are social and do best when kept in a colony. Males can build up a vocabulary and whistle short tunes. If you are not planning to breed these birds do better when females are grouped together. Parakeets can live up to twenty years.

When choosing a cage keep in mind the length of the cage is more important than the height. Allow 3 inches of perch per bird. Toys should include bells and mirrors as well as a cuttlebone to avoid overgrowth of the beak. Change water daily and clean thoroughly to reduces bacteria growth. These birds should be kept in a bright area, at eye level, away from direct sun light and drafts.