Birds Of The Wild Make Great Pets

Birds of the wild are fascinating creatures. People devote their spare time to observing wild birds in their natural habitats. That is a good thing. Trouble arises when a person wants to domesticate a wild bird.

Some of these species are just not meant to live in a cage. Yes, you can find many species in zoos but these birds are not meant to be pets. There is a lot to know about these species before you go out and try to trap one.

Wild birds include a wide variety of species. In fact, there are 10,000 different species of birds living on the planet right now. Some you can find at zoos that have a special house for this pet or exhibit.

But in case you missed the lectures given by wildlife professionals, here is a bit of information that you might want to consider. For many years it was considered trendy and alternative to own a crow or a raven. This species of such a pet is completely black and has been written about many times.

Many owners of this species of bird would slit the birds tongue because they thought it would make them speak in the same manner as a parrot. Unfortunately, movies often portrayed the raven or crow as a speaking one.

This damages such a pet and can cause it great pain. It can also interfere with the bird’s eating habits. Take a pass on this pet if you are lonely and just want to talk; buy a Ham radio and try communicating with other humans.

Some birds of the wild have been successfully domesticated. The parrot is a great example of a wild bird that has found its way into many homes. Unfortunately, not all parrot owners are aware of the great responsibility it takes to train this bird.

You have to know how to care for it appropriately and you have to know the correct way to train the parrot if you want it to talk. Far too many parrots wind up in rescue groups because their owners did not know what they were getting into.

Birds of certain species do make great pets. Canaries are great such species to own. Not only do they fall into the songbirds species but they also are small and relatively easy to care for. One thing to definitely keep in mind is that all of these species are wild animals.

Many birds will bite and claw at their owners. The owner gets frustrated and leaves the bird confined in the cage without proper handling. Before you make that next pet purchase, seriously consider the effect it will have on your life and household.

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