Buying a Bird:Important Consideration

Philippines
July 11, 2012 8:13pm CST
1. Why do you want a bird? 2. How old are the children in the family? 3. Where will the bird stay?indoor?outdoor? 4. How much noise is acceptable to you,the family,the neighbors? 5. How much time are you willing to commit to the bird on the daily basis? 6. How long do you want the bird around? 7. How much do you want to spend for up-front costs such as purchase price and the cage and the accessories? 8. How much are you willing to spend on food, veterinary case and toys? 9. Who will watch the bird while you are on vacation with your family?
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5 responses
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
13 Jul 12
jmhie: welcome to mylot. you are form Phil. good. You have put many questions in one discussion. Instead this can be made into 9/10 different discussions. regarding buying a bird -- i do not like keeping pets and hence may not buy a bird. Incidentally I was in a pet shop in Toronto last week and believe me one big size parrot cost $2500.
• Philippines
14 Jul 12
wow! it's very expensive...
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
14 Jul 12
yes. it is is. the small regular size parrot was sold around 1000$. Canada is expensive for pets and also human living.
• Bangladesh
12 Jul 12
Nice to see the suggestions. definitely will help lots of bird loving persons.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
13 Jul 12
yes. there are hundreds of mylot members keeping pets especially birds. they will like to answer. these points will be useful for them. good day.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
20 Mar 13
Hi, i don't like to keep the bird into cage. I like to watch birds flying on the trees. Eating fruits and singing. hopping. I don't want to spoil their independent life.
13 Jul 12
There are many reasons to buy a bird. but it takes alot to keep up a bird cage. Yes they can carry a disease. If you keep the cage clean you do not have to worry about that. My suggestion is start small and then get a bigger bird. If you keep them covered at night they do not make a lot of noise. They sleep when you have them covered. If you get them in the habit of when the are covered its time to be quiet. and no cover means it play time. they are good pets if you get them used to your children first. You must supervise them till they are people trained. Have fun with your new pets. and be safe.
• Philippines
12 Jul 12
We tried to have birds as pets but let them fly away... This is because of the disease that may give the household. We saw the effect of the disease that it may cause a person... Something in the brain then your body will weaken... The bacteria will come from the "poo" of the bird and if not properly cleansed it will spread and contaminate the foods and things you have at home...