What are the Benefits of Keeping Birds? (Secret Ravel). Many people don’t realize that keeping a bird caged can actually be a very pleasant experience. Bird catchers often keep beautiful species within minuscule cages, which can seem like they are stripped from their dignity and welfare.
Still, bird lovers like me know that there are plenty of benefits to keeping birds. They are beautiful, intelligent, sociable and cheerful animals that bring life, melody and happiness to our home.
So if you’re considering keeping a bird as a pet, stay with me at learn more about what the benefits are.
A cheerful melody
Birds are early risers, and you can too if you cover their cage at night. When they finally realize it’s daytime, they fill the house with beautiful morning bird song.
If you are a cheerful music lover, you’ll surely feel revitalized and pleased to hear them sing their distinctive melodies.
Among the best singing birds we can find the canary (Serinius canaria domestica), a true delight when kept as a pet. You’ll never wake up in a bad mood again!
A beautiful spectacle
There are some truly stunning and beautiful birds out there. Watching them can be a delightful experience in and of itself.
They often have brightly colored and exotic plumage that can surprise and delight your guests.
Keep in mind, however, that birds require a lot of care and attention. But if you’re up for the challenge, having birds as pets can be a very rewarding experience.
Birds are clever
Though you might not think it at first, birds are some of the smartest animals around. Different species will engage with you to varying degrees, but all are clever in their own ways.
For example, macaws can perfectly mimic your voice and other sounds. They can also solve little intelligence games quite easily.
A loving friend
Developing a relationship with your bird is one of the great joys of being an amateur ornithologist. If you’re able to have a bird imprint on you, it will be a life-changing experience.
Fledgling birds imprint on their parents, learning from their behavior and following them around. If they’re raised by humans, though, they believe we’re members of the same species and become extremely sociable, warm and loving.
They can cohabit with other species
Certain kinds of birds can coexist without any issues as long as they have a spacious cage to live in. For example, canaries and goldfinches or zebra and society/Bengalese finches get along well together.
You can also have more than one bird from the same species, like budgerigars or lovebirds.
However, it’s always a good idea to do some research before you adopt birds. Learn about the different types of birds that are out there and have an extra cage on hand in case any problems come up.
Birds are delightful animals to have as pets, and they can provide hours of entertainment.
If you provide them with toys, like swings or ladders, they will be amused for a long time. It’s amusing to watch them play. However, don’t put mirrors in their cage because it will stress them out.
Birds enjoy playing in water. In the summer, they like to splash around to cool off and it also helps them keep their feathers clean. So, leave a small water container where they can access it and enjoy the show!
Overall, keeping birds as pets can be a rewarding experience that brings us closer to nature and to these animals’ special sensibility.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that birds are very delicate and require close and proper care, especially if you want them to thrive and enjoy their lives.
Remember that you must be able to get them veterinary attention should they need it, and it isn’t cheap. Pet birds should also have a big cage, regularly cleaned, in order to ensure their basic welfare.