I would keep a bird as a pet. Unless it is a wild bird. If you buy one at the pet store then it should be fine. Give him regular time out of his cage though. Cover the furniture, in case he may poop during his free time, and cover the windows also. Birds are attracted to light he could fly into the window. I'd give free times 2-4 times a month, for about 30 minutes. Put his cage by a window so he has something to look at. Before you purchase your bird do the research. Check online to see what type of bird you may want. Good luck!