Pros In Having A Pet Bird
You rarely have to worry about your bird being flea infested. Unlike cats and dogs who need round the clock flea and ticks repellent. You need not worry as much about this when it comes on to birds. Birds are normally hung in areas where ticks and fleas are less likely to reach and even if they do reach your bird, they are much more equipped in eradicating this pest themselves with their flexible grooming capabilities accompanied by sharp beaks capable of picking off these parasites.
They are cheaper to maintain. Who doesn't like cheap things right? Compared to cats and Dogs, a pet bird will not see you busting your budget any time soon. Bird food is cheaper than cat and dog food, vet care for your bird is also cheaper.
Birds do not require all the Cat and Dog Fanciness. Having a cat or dog as a pet can be a real fussy thing. You will need constant vet visits, Entertainment for your cat or dog by the means of toys and more toys. Cat and doggy beds, pet clothes and all the dangles associated with dog and cat ownership. Birds are much more humble and require much less entertainment.
Cons In Having A Bird As A Pet
They are seen as Food. If there are certain cats nearby, your bird will be seen as food and will become the hunting practice for many nearby cats who are drawn to the whistles of your bird. Cats are conniving and once they set their eyes on a prey, their aim is to have a belly full.
They are too unpredictable. Be careful how you open your pet bird cage as once they see a way for freedom, they will be gone. They have long to stretch their wings to soar and enjoy what nature intended them to do, explore the skies. Most people actually clip the wings of these pet birds to keep them grounded. The negative effect of this is, if they are attacked by a cat....their goose is cooked!
Birds are actually wonderful creatures, but only a few from the many species are considered as pets. They are much easier to maintain than most pets and are far less prone to many mammal type illnesses. The parrot family has been a renowned pet for centuries and will continue to dominate the bird pet industry. If you are a bird lover and definitely want a bird as a pet, go right a head, pick a bird, love and take care of it.