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Adopting a Bird

So, you've decided to adopt a bird. Congratulations! You and your feathered companion will surely have many wonderful years together! But, first things first - you need to decide where to purchase your little friend! Here you will find information on breeders, pet shops, and bird rescue organizations, and learn which supplies you need to have on hand when you bring your bird home.
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Reasons That Birds Aren't Good Pets for Everybody
Parrots and other birds can make incredible pets, but they aren't the best choice for just anybody. Very different from dogs or cats, birds have natural traits that mean they need specialized care that only very dedicated people can keep up with. To learn more about whether or not you are a "bird person", check out the information in this article.

Choosing Names for Parrots and Other Pet Birds
If you're getting a new pet bird, then check out this article on names for parrots for some cool suggestions! Tips for choosing the best names for parrots, advice on cool and unique bird names, and more!

Caring for Wild Baby Birds
An article discussing what to do if you find a wild baby bird.

Choosing a Healthy Baby Bird
Tips on choosing a healthy,active, and well-adjusted baby bird. What to look for in a healthy bird, questions to ask the breeder, and more!

Five Things to Consider Before Buying a Bird
While bird owners will tell you that thier feathered friends are second to none in terms of being great companions, the fact of the matter is that birds aren't for everyone. Bird owners face completely different sets of issues than do owners of more commonly kept pets such as dogs or cats, so there are some things that all potential owners should know about birds before bringing one home.

Good Birds for First Time Owners
A list of good starter birds for those new to bird ownership, and links to profiles on each species that outline their traits, care requirements, and personalities.

How Can I Choose a Bird that Will Talk?
Many people that are interested in pet bird ownership would like to buy a bird that can talk. Look here for helpful information about talking birds that will help you in your search for the right feathered friend.

How to Choose a Good Bird Breeder
Helpful tips on what to look for in a good bird breeder, including how to find breeders in your area, questions that potential buyers should ask, and telltale signs of questionable breeding practices.

Pet Bird Price List
A list of average prices ranges for the most common and popular pet bird species.

Pet Birds and Kids
Are you thinking of getting a pet bird for your children, but are torn as to whether or not it's a good idea? If so, you've come to the right place! In this article, we will look at birds as pets for families with kids, consider the realities of bird ownership, and ask ourselves some questions that will help determine if a pet bird would be a good fit for your family. Remember, research is key! G…

Ten Things You Should Know Before Buying a Bird
An article highlighting a few surprising but universal truths about bird ownership.

Top Ten Reasons that Birds Make Good Pets
Are you thinking of adopting a pet? Would you like something a little more unique than a dog or a cat? If so, consider adopting a beautiful pet bird! Check out the top ten reasons that birds make great pets so you can decide if a feathered friend would make the best companion for you.

Bird Breeder Directory
A state by state index of bird breeders and aviaries.

What It's Really Like to Own a Pet Bird
Thinking about buying a pet bird? Look here for insight into what it's really like to live with and care for a pet bird, all from real bird owners with years of knowledge and experience! Don't buy that parrot without checking here first -- you could find out the hard way that bird ownership is not exactly what you expected.

Bird Placement Program - Parrot Rescue
A non-profit organization dedicated to caring for and placing homeless companion birds.

Breeder or Pet Shop? A Guide to Help You Decide
If you have decided to purchase a bird, you have a couple of options about where to get your little friend. Look here for tips to help you make an informed decision on where to buy your pet.

Petfinder.com: Adopt a Homeless Bird
A powerful search tool that will connect you with sweet, beautiful birds of all breeds that are looking for homes!

Reasons Not to Give Pet Birds as Gifts
As a bird lover, you may think that the best gift you could possibly give someone you love is a feathered friend that they can call their own -- but the truth is, parrots and other pet bird species are one of the worst choices a person can make as a gift for any occasion. Read on to find out why!

How to Introduce a New Bird to Your Parrot
If you are a parrot owner and you've been thinking about adding another bird to your family, then you can't expect your existing pet to accept the new addition without reservations. As all bird owners know, our feathered friends tend to be very particular about their habits and daily routines. Follow the steps in this article to successfully...

Reasons Not to Give Young Chickens as Easter Gifts
Baby chickens are popular as gifts for Easter, and while they may seem like a fun preset to give and receive, there are several reasons why giving pet chicks as Easter gifts can be a very bad idea. Read on to learn why you should consider giving just about anything to a loved one for Easter except a baby chick!

5 Reasons to Adopt an Older Bird
There are many things about older parrots and other birds that can make them preferable to owning a young baby. If you have been thinking of adding a new bird to your family, then you should definitely consider adopting an older, rescued bird. Check out the information in this article to learn why!

The Best Birds for Busy Owners
If you've got a full schedule but you still yearn to be a bird owner, don't worry -- there are a few pet bird species out there who can thrive with busy, working owners, as long as you are willing to dedicate a reasonable amount of time to them. Check out this list of good bird species for busy owners to discover which types of birds might make...

Signs That You're Ready to Adopt a Bird
If you've been thinking about adopting a parrot, then it's important that you have what it takes to provide a safe, stable, and loving home for your feathered friend for a lifetime. Take a look at this checklist to see if you've got the right stuff to care for a pet bird of your very own. Meeting the guidelines listed here will help you be sure...

Why You Should Foster a Homeless Parrot
Do you love exotic birds? If so, why not consider fostering a homeless parrot? On top of helping birds find loving, forever homes, fostering a parrot can be good experience for those who are interested in learning more about what it's like to keep a pet bird before adopting their very own. Read on for details!

Quiz: Is a Bird the Right Pet for You?
Wondering is a bird is the right choice for you as a pet? Before you adopt any type of animal, it's important to make sure that the pet is a good fit for your lifestyle. Take this fun quiz for help figuring out if you've got what it takes to be a top-notch bird owner!

Do Birds Make Good Christmas Gifts?
Thinking about getting a loved one a pet bird as a Christmas gift this year? If so, make sure that you read this FAQ on giving birds as Christmas gifts first -- it will give you some helpful information that will make it easier for you to be sure that a bird is the best choice as a gift for that special someone!

Is it okay to ship a bird through the mail?
Frequently asked questions on shipping parrots and other pet birds. Read on to learn about the pros and cons of shipping a bird and much more!

How Long Do Birds Live?
Wondering about your pet bird's lifespan? Check out this FAQ on how long bird live to find out how long you can expect your feathered friend to be around.

What You Need to Care for a Pet Bird
If you're planning on adopting a pet bird, then you will need to assemble the necessary supplies before you bring your feathered friend home. Look over this handy checklist to make sure that you've got everything in order in advance of your new pet's arrival.

Why Birds Make Better Pets than Cats and Dogs
The facts are no secret to bird owners, but if you're wondering about the reasons why birds could make better pets than cats and dogs, then read on to get some answers that may surprise you!

Why You Should Rescue a Bird
Looking to adopt a pet bird? If so, you should consider rescuing a feathered friend that is looking for a new home. In addition to saving a homeless parrot, there are many benefits to adopting through a bird rescue. Check out this article to find out what they are!

Good First Birds
Looking to become a bird owner? If so, don't miss this helpful list of good first bird species that are great choices for beginners!

Can I Keep a Wild Bird as a Pet?
If you've ever thought of keeping a wild bird as a pet, then don't miss this informative discussion on the issues that can arise when attempting to keep a wild bird!

Is a Large Bird Right for You?
Thinking about adopting a large bird? If so, then you've got quite a bit to consider before bringing one home. Read over this article for the lowdown on what it actually takes to care for a large bird species on a day to day basis

Can You Afford a Pet Bird?
One thing that you should definitely consider before adopting a pet bird is whether or not you will be able to afford to meet its needs. Learn about some of the expenses involved in keeping a pet bird in this eye-opening article.

Are You Ready for a Pet Bird?
Wondering if a pet bird is right for you? Read on to learn more about what it takes to successfully keep a feathered friend as a pet.

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