So, thinking of getting a bird but are confused as to which bird to pick? Or want to pick a couple of them? You might have heard a lot of people referring you to pick up a couple of “Love Birds”, but believe me, they would tend to seek your interest only if you are interested in them. Depending upon your choice and demand, you can seek for any kind of pet bird from the hundreds of thousands of species of birds out there. A few of these bird species, which are most commonly domesticated, and have the tendency to be great pets are told here in the following space.
Remember Tweety from the cartoons? That little cute bird belonged to canary specie. These little, usually yellow coloured birds, will entertain you by their soothing songs. Not that they would recite lyrics or something, but their voice comes out of their throat in the form of a rhythmic pattern, when they tend to do so. These birds don’t ask for much care, and remain in their designated cages for most of the time. So, as a benefit to their singing abilities, and not asking for much care, they do add to the beauty of your house. Moreover, these birds enjoy the glimpses of the world for just 15 years on an average, which is their average lifespan.
Whether you know them or whether they are strangers to you, a couple going, holding their hands, spreading love around the world would surely be referred by you as “Lovebirds”. The question that hovers in my mind is how did they get this name? They actually got this name from Celtic mythology, in which, the God of Love was described as flying with four of these birds, which mark the beginning of the name of this special kind of parrot. Although they are not as good mimics as the Indian Ringneck Parrot, but they do mimic little sounds like doorbell or something of that sort. These birds are usually bought as a couple, abiding by their names, as we don’t have the right to separate them, though differentiating the birds on the basis of their gender is a little difficult, but can be learnt from their behaviour towards various articles present around them. Having an average lifespan of 30 years, these birds “Stay Together Forever” and “Live Happily Ever After”.
Love to keep what you eat? That is a well known fact that chickens fulfill various purposes, and not just act as a good diet to fill non-vegans’ stomachs. Are you an Indian? If so, I challenge you to go to any village, especially of the Northern India region, specifically Punjab, and if you don’t find a group of chicken there, roaming on the streets, I will do anything you ask me to! Chickens are so common in Indian villages till date that they still act as natural alarms for the people living there. They also allow their owners to be capable of earning enough money for feeding their families. Chicken farming is a much bloomed business nowadays in any part of the world. They don’t ask for much care, and easily adjusts in colonies where humans reside in. They crow every morning when they see the first rays of sun falling over them.
the indian ring neck parrot
Ah! The most common pet bird in India. “Mithu Choori Khaayega?” (meaning “Will Mithu like to wat some crumpled chapattis?”) are the words, in the astounding sounds of which, we grew up. Every second house used to be a proud owner of this Indian parrot and named it as “Mithu”. Televisions were not so common then, so these talkative and notorious birds used to be a source of entertainment for everyone in the street, and the relatives too. Especially the kids felt really special, just by getting to touch this long tailed bird. These birds make really good mimics and can even copy the voices of people. That is why, sometimes guests get confused that whether they are talking to the bird or the owner. They make great pets and have an average span of almost 2 decades.
What leaves me spellbound and mesmerized when I hear about a cockatiel is its looks. These birds are extremely social and possess and extremely friendly nature. They get angry or sad when they are deprived of humans, once they get an habit of staying around them. These birds are also a kind of parrots and hence, are good at mimicry. They are keen to gain knowledge, and try getting acquainted to a new object with the help of their mouth, just like any other bird. The thing that differentiates the behavior of this bird from the other birds is they get so keen and lost into exploring that new thing that they just forget the rest of the world around them. They get back to normal, once they have totally teared apart the object. A fact about these birds is that their feathers reflect their mood. These astonishing birds also don’t ask for much care, but do ask for attention, or otherwise, they would start producing some sounds to seek attention. Otherwise, they have a very soothing voice. These birds possess an average life expectancy of 15-30 years, ranging due to conditions they survive in.