Adventure Pets regularly offers a variety of different pet birds
As you read about the many different types of pet birds, you'll start figuring out which ones you really like
This review aimed to present a non-exhaustive panorama of data relative to pet bird-human pathogen transmission. Different situations have been illustrated in this short review: familial households, breeding or selling facilities, bird fairs, international trade and the wild birds’ problematic of reservoirs. Although this represents a minor part of the companion animal vet clientship, pet bird diseases with zoonotic potential should not be neglected or underestimated, considering the major health impact on the population, including children. Referring to Pastoret and Vallat’s zoonoses classification, pet bird zoonoses are responsible for the most threatening disease types: 2 and 2+ (see Table ; ). Vets could then play an important role in educating pets (including bird) owners.
For exotic pet birds issued from importation, laws differ from countries, but in a general view, a vet certificate, a passport and an importation authorization have to be delivered with the birds. As said before, smuggled birds represent a high risk of introducing zoonoses. In Europe, exotic bird importation from non EU countries is forbidden and animals imported from other EU-member countries should have an international passport, a correct identification and a veterinary certificate of good health (Directive 91/496/CE).
10 Different Types of Pet Birds for Children - a2z Pets Info
Birds have many different qualities that make them an ideal pet
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Doctor Hess: So, what are the best bird pets for beginners? People who've never had birds before.
Well, definitely the best birds not to get when you've just started out with birds are large birds, like Macaws. Even Cockatoos or African Greys.
It's very tempting to get those birds because they're phenomenal. They're smart. They talk. They're very interactive. But, they really require quite a bit of care.
So, we usually recommend that you start out with something a little smaller. Maybe a Parakeet, a Budgerigar or a Cockatiel.
If you want something a little bit bigger you could consider a medium sized parrot. Maybe a Conure or a Caique. I don't know. What would you say, Sarah?
Sarah: I would say that birds this size are about among the best for beginners. While these guys can be a little louder than a Parakeet or a Cockatiel, they're also very smart and playful.
When I think that a lot of times what people are looking for when they want to get a bird, they want that bird that's going to bond with them. That's going to play with them.
And a lot of these smaller birds are very smart. They can learn tricks. They can do different behaviors and you can really work with them. And I think it's a good opportunity for people to learn how to work behaviorally with a bird if you get a smaller one. And then, when they're ready they can move on to the bigger birds.
Doctor Hess: Yeah. Good things come in small packages. You know, birds don't have to be huge to be fun and interactive. They're a little less intimidating when they're small. I think people do develop a comfort level with little birds.
And when they're ready they can even move up and have more than one bird.
But, please, please don't rush out as your first bird and get a big, big Macaw. I think that you'll be disappointed and that it may be a little more than you expect. And that bird will live with you then for another 30, 40 years.
And, until you're sure you're really a bird person, maybe it's best to start with something a little smaller.