They are cute and entertaining
One of the best things about birds is that they’re cute, which is easy to see. They have bright colors and soft feathers, and they flap their wings when they fly.
Birds are also entertaining, which is a great way to make you happy! They can be trained to do tricks or talk, sing, dance and even be funny. And you don’t need a fancy school or lots of money—you just need your bird and some patience.
Birds are low-maintenance
Although it may not seem like it, birds are actually one of the easiest and least expensive pets to maintain. They are clean animals, for one thing–they do not produce any odors and are known as “quiet”, odorless pets. Unlike dogs or cats, they also do not need to be walked; in fact, I have yet to meet a bird who has wanted to take a walk. They also don’t need baths (aside from their water dishes), and some species of birds can even bathe themselves.
Unlike other animals, birds are also very quiet. Sure, they make little noises at times (e.g., chirping), but these noises aren’t constant like those produced by dogs barking or cats meowing incessantly all day long; you can control how much noise your bird makes by keeping him in his cage during times when you want peace and quiet yourself! Plus if he gets bored with his surroundings then he’ll probably just go back into his cage on his own accord anyway… which brings us to our next point: unlike most other animals who tend to be territorial creatures that must constantly defend their space (dogs especially spring immediately into mind here), birds aren’t territorial at all! And because they’re so small compared with other pets such as dogs or cats this means that even if you live in an apartment building — where there isn’t much room for your pet — then there’s still enough space inside of its cage for him/her too!
In addition: Birds don’t need big houses either! Just because most people assume that large parrots require large cages doesn’t mean every single type needs one. That being said though…
Birds can keep you company
Besides all the pluses listed above, pet birds are also excellent companions. Birds are naturally social animals who prefer to live in groups. If you get a bird as a pet, he will need your company and attention to stay happy and healthy! Not only will your bird enjoy spending time with you, but he may even start to imitate some of your words and phrases. Many birds can be taught not only to mimic human speech, but also to come when called, play games such as hide-and-seek or fetch, and do simple tricks—all of which will give you plenty of opportunities for fun interaction with your feathered friend.
A bird can live a long life in captivity.
One of the biggest benefits to owning a pet bird is that your new friend can live a long, happy life in captivity. In the wild, many birds survive for only four years. However, some species of birds have been known to live as long as people do! Many medium-sized parrots may reach an age of up to 50 years, while some large parrots may even live as long as 80 years! Because caged birds are able to escape some of the dangers they face in the wild such as predators and harsh weather conditions, they often have longer lifespans than their wild counterparts. Before adding a feathery friend to your home and heart, keep in mind that adopting a bird can be a long-term commitment!
There is a wide variety of species to choose from
Now that you know the benefits of adopting a pet bird over other kinds of animals, what kind should you get? Most novice bird owners start out with a small parakeet, cockatiel, or finch. These varieties can be taught to do fun tricks and are relatively easy to care for. For example, it usually takes only a few weeks of gentle training for parakeets to learn how to mimic their owner’s voice. Parrots are another common choice, but they require more work and patience than smaller birds because they live very long lives. If you’re considering adopting a parrot, be sure you’re ready for the commitment.
With the right care, a bird can be a great addition to the family.
With the right care, birds can be a great addition to your family. They are affectionate and friendly, making them fun pets to interact with. They can also be great companions and will often show their appreciation by giving kisses, cuddling and even giggling while playing games with you.
But they’re not just affectionate; they’re also intelligent creatures who love attention and have the ability to learn tricks like dogs do. You can teach your bird how to talk or perform tricks with repetition, patience and rewards for good behavior!
In addition to being social creatures who love interacting with humans, birds are interesting animals that love doing things independently as well. Whether you decide to get a parrot or a finch, you will find yourself entertained watching them perch on your shoulders or fly from one end of their cage to the other.
Some types of birds even have very long lifespans—parrots are thought to live more than 80 years in captivity! With this in mind it is important that you consider all aspects of caring for these beautifully unique pets before making any decision about bringing one home for yourself or someone special in your life as an animal companion pet bird owner’s responsibilities include cleaning cages regularly (at least once per week); feeding fresh food daily; providing clean water daily; changing bedding monthly; keeping cages away from drafts (such as air vents) year round; clipping wings occasionally if necessary where required by law because of potential problems related to flight safety concerns regarding damage done through potential collisions with windows doors etc…