Those who would like a pet but dont have much room – or the energy for a dog – often consider keeping a bird of some kind. Pet birds can be kept in a cage inside and let out to fly around the room for a little exercise, so long as your remember to close all the doors and windows first.
Birds make great little pets with their pretty colours and cheerful chatter. They are easy to care for, though some breeds may have special needs. The best way to find out all you need to know about keeping birds is to buy bird books or subscribe to bird magazines.
This is particularly true if you intend to keep aviary birds. You will need to know where the best place is to site your aviary and how to set it up to provide a home that is as near to natural as possible for the birds you intend to keep. You might have budgerigars, cockatiels, finches or even beautiful parrots.
Parrot books will tell you all you need to know about the needs of various parrots. It will tell you what kind of grain they need to eat and where to place it so that they can access it in a natural manner. Ground-feeding birds will not want to peck at seed that is hanging from a branch.
You may even decide to go into breeding your birds in which case you will need a great deal more knowledge. What kind of nests these birds make in the wild and where they are placed are just some of the things you will need to find out. This knowledge can be gained from special bird booksor parrot magazines.
Once you know all the details, you wont be likely to make expensive mistakes in raising and keeping birds that could cost them their lives.
Reptiles are another kind of pet that are easy to keep that dont take up much room. They too have special needs, but you can find out all about them from reptile books.
Pet Care Specialist is a environmentalist and works with many NGOs to save and take care of pets. He has more than 10 years of experience in this field.