So why should you get a pet bird? What makes them a great alternative to a furry four legged friend? What are the differences? That is what we are going to discuss in this blog today.
Birds are very low maintenance compared to a dog or cat. Unlike a dog birds don’t have to be taken on long walks for exercise every day. They won’t be wondering around your home while your at work instead they are happy with sitting in the comfort of their cage while your away. Housebreaking isn’t as big of a problem as well, many people believe that cleaning a bird cage daily is a lot easier than trying to train your dog to do their business outside. There is also no need to purchase expensive shampoos or tools to keep your bird groomed and looking his or her best. Birds are naturally hygienic so all it takes is a simple nail trim and a rinse with off with some water!
Birds are very social creatures! Unlike cats, who can often have a personality that is shy or reserved, birds love to talk to you and enjoy your presents. Birds grow real relationships with their owners often making them inseparable. They can often be trained to do tricks and tasks that dogs and cats are unable to do. This is because birds are highly intelligent animals.
Birds thrive in small spaces! The growth in Austin and the rise in home and apartment costs may mean you can get the big apartment of your dreams, but this isn’t a problem for birds. They love small spaces and will thrive in them! As well as them being happy with small spaces you will be too! With cats and dogs you generally have to pay a pet rent for them. That means you have to pay extra every month just to have a furry friend, but apartments generally don’t include birds in the requirements to pay pet rent!
So we have discussed why I think a bird is a great pet to have in Austin, what is similar and what is different. But in the end it all comes down to the connection you make with the animal. Come by Gallery of Pets today to see if a bird is the right choice for you!