Four best birds for beginners

Birds come in an array of shapes, sizes, colours and personalities! They make great companions; however there are a lot of responsibilities that come with owning one. Finding the right bird for you may mean having a long hard think about factors such as lifestyle and your own personality.

We take a look at four bird species that are great for beginners.


Canaries are one of the most popular birds in the world. They are beautiful, happy birds and the males have a lovely singing voice. Canaries are perfect bird choice for a beginner; they do not require much interaction as they are happy to hang out in their cage and serenade you with their songs.


Are one of the quieter bird species, so they are perfect for people who want a peaceful environment. They come in beautiful colours, are very lively and fun to watch. Finches prefer the company of other finches and best housed in aviaries.


Cockatiels are highly intelligent, social and enjoy snuggling or being petted. They are playful, active and the males are known for their serenading whistles. Though they are a little larger than say a finch or canary, they are one of the quieter birds out of the parrot species.

Parakeets and budgies

These smart, affectionate birds are small and relatively quiet due to their size. They are the smallest member of the parrot family meaning they can be taught to speak. Their chirping is pleasant; and if taught from a young age, they can be quite tame and form an amazing bond with their human companion.

If you are thinking of purchasing a bird remember to do your research. Before you decide on which species is right for you please consider factors such as: it’s lifespan, the noise, time, commitment, safety, space, expenses and attention it needs. To protect your bird from the unexpected ensure you protect them with Petcover Exotic Insurance.

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