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Why Birds Make Great Pets!

Having a pup or a feline around the house is ideal for many people, but not everyone can have a furry companion. Maybe your apartment has a strict policy against furry friends, or perhaps you’re allergic to dogs or cats (though it is still possible to own a pet while being allergic). Or perhaps you need a pet that’s lower maintenance and doesn’t require so much money.

You’re in luck! The perfect pet for you might just be a bird. While pets such as iguanas, hamsters, and fish are fun to own, birds deserve appreciation too! Here’s why.

Birds are low-maintenance and inexpensive.

You don’t typically have to worry about whether you’re spending enough time with your bird. A bird doesn’t need constant petting, doesn’t have to be taken outside every day, and you don’t have to groom a bird in order to avoid shedding.

You do have to clean out a bird’s cage once a day, if that. Feeding it is a breeze, and bird food doesn’t break the bank, either.

Birds are quite intelligent.


When we think of intelligent animals, we often think of crafty cats or a dogs that have learned many tricks. However, your feathered friend can be trained to learn some neat tricks; it’s anything but bird-brained. While Fido can howl in a way that resembles human speech, a bird such as a parrot can learn human speech to a T.

Birds can be quiet.

Many dogs bark at anything, even their shadows, and many cats will yowl for food. You may think that Polly will keep you awake with her cawing, but you only need to do one thing to make sure she doesn’t wake you up. Just cover the cage, and your bird will be quiet. And when the cage isn’t covered, many birds sing beautiful songs.

Birds may not cost extra rent money.

If the reason why you don’t want a dog or cat is the pet deposit at your rental home, consider that with a bird you may bypass those fees. Many apartments don’t consider birds to be pets; however, always talk to your landlord or landlady to make sure Polly’s good to go.

Birds are lifelong pets.

It’s sad how short a dog’s life is compared to a human’s. If you don’t want a pet because you hate the idea of outliving it, a bird may be a good pet to get. Some birds can live as long as humans, if not longer. Different kinds have unique lifespans, but birds such as the macaw can live up to 100 years!

Now you know why birds make great pets. Consider getting a bird today!

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The Team @ Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital

Cinco Ranch Veterinary Hospital serves Katy, TX and the surrounding areas with a dedication and passion for our animal friends that is unmatched. Our veterinarians are highly trained, experienced, and compassionate when it comes to giving your pet the care they deserve. If your companion is in need of emergency care, a dental cleaning, grooming, or just a check-up, we would love to see them! Call 281-693-7387 to make an appointment quickly and easily.

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