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Cage birds (Pet birds) make wonderful pets. Before purchase it is important that a prospective owner understands the behaviour and needs peculiar to the breed.
Worldwide pet birds are one of the commonest pets kept.
Pet birds can depending on circumstances be housed indoors in cages, or in suitably built outdoor aviaries.
Keeping a pet bird is a hobby that can be enjoyed by all ages, from a childs first pet, to an elderly person wanting a companion. It is also an ideal pet to keep for the less phisically abled, and those with restricted outdoor access.
Birds make good pets for people who want a low maintenance pet, unless you choose the wrong breed. Some pet birds don’t mind loosing out on social interaction, but there are some breeds that are loud, attention demanding creatures that can’t be forgotten even when you are busy. these traits are the very reason they make great pets. They are also the reasons why they can’t be shoved into a cage and ignored.
Find out about a bird’s social needs. or they could start to self harm.
The cost of buying and keeping a cage bird is very variable, largely depending on the breed chosen. Small birds such as Budgies, Canaries and Cockatiels will cost from around;
Bird £25 each.
Cage and accessories £50.
Feed £1 per week per bird.
Floor cover (sand, soil, grass, fine bark) 50p a week.
Larger and more exotic birds will cost more, and can cost much more.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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