Birds as Pets for Children

Birds as Pets for Children

Birds are usually easy to care for and can make charming pets for people but are not much fun for children.  Birds can chirp and create a musical sound.  While some people allow their birds to fly all over the house, this is not usually advisable as there is no way to train a bird.  

Unlike reptiles and amphibians, birds are not considered “challenging” enough for most kids and are virtually ignored for the best pets for children.  Birds have long since been thought of as a pet for older adults.  

Birds are very easy to care for, however, and relatively inexpensive. 

Like hamsters and gerbils, they need a water bowl and a bowl of food.  You can put newspaper down in their cage and will have to change the paper daily to keep the cage clean.  

You are better off getting two birds instead of one.  Two birds will live harmoniously if they are both of the same species.   If you are buying a parakeet, you will be advised to get both a male and a female.  

Your child will like watching the birds and can make sure that they are fed and watered; however, there is not much more to do with the birds than this.  Although, like reptiles, learning about birds can be interesting for a child and appreciate nature.

 While birds may not be the most challenging or exciting pet for children, they are easy to care for and can teach your child about birdlife as well as something about responsibility.  However, because they cannot come out and play, most children do not desire them.  

Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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