Did you know that you can adopt a rescued bird rather than buy one? Yup! Its true. And January is Adopt A Rescued Bird Month.
So, what do you need to know before adopting a bird?
The typical concerns for any pet adoption, generally. Consider the expense for food, toys, veterinary care, and commitment time and energy. Birds are social creatures and some breeds can live for many decades.
Fortunately, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) devised a list to help you make a decision. By scrolling through a list of statements, you can find the match that makes the most sense for you.
To decide what breed would fit most effortlessly into your household consider some of these suggestions from the ASPCA:
“I don’t have much space.” Choose any bird, as long as you allow for a large enough cage and time out of it almost every day.
“I am concerned about how my new bird will get along with other pets and young children.” Adequate space and close adult supervision will promote harmony among birds, children and other pets. You will need a room in which you can close off your bird for his or her protection when you are not present, even if you are just in another room. If you have a very large bird, such as a macaw, you may need to protect your children and other pets from the bird if he has been provoked inadvertently.
“I don’t like a lot of mess.” Choose small birds, such as parakeets, canaries, finches or lovebirds.
For other ideas, visit their website by clicking here.
No matter what type of bird you choose, you can feel good about bringing a rescued pet into your life.