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What's a good/safe breed to purchase for a first-time bird owner?

  1. Ken R. Abell profile image82
    Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago

    What's a good/safe breed to purchase for a first-time bird owner?

  2. patdmania profile image57
    patdmaniaposted 7 years ago

    A parakeet is a good first time bird or a cockatiel.

  3. sofs profile image83
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    An African cockatoo .. they are so good to have and can be well trained!! I had one for 15 years . I used to love their whistling all the time

  4. ultracutebot profile image72
    ultracutebotposted 7 years ago

    i agree with parakeet. i remember having a few as a kid and they were easy enough as far as birds go as pets.

  5. Devanni profile image56
    Devanniposted 7 years ago

    I third the parakeet motion. When I say 'parakeet' I mean a Budgerigar.
    Budgies are great little birds.  They're fairly easy to care for, and once tamed, they make great companions.  They're intelligent, and they have personality.  They can also be taught to talk, and learn all sorts of tricks if that's something you're interested in.
    Cockatiels are a good choice, too, but my personal preference is budgies.

  6. sandra bunton profile image56
    sandra buntonposted 7 years ago

    A parakeet would be a good first bird. I have had a few. They are a joy.

  7. profile image51
    Dee Parkerposted 7 years ago

    yes, a parakeet or a cocktaiel are good starter birds their bite is not as bad as a big bird and they are alot quieter and easier to handle.