Three friendly birds

Deciding on which bird species would make the perfect pet for you can be difficult. With so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which you’ll be able to care for best. Petcover have put together a list of three bird species which make great pets.


When brought up in a loving home, Cockatiels become extremely sociable birds who love nothing more than to snuggle up with their owners. Their size means they do not need large spaces to play and make it easy to gently handle them. They will grow to enjoy being touched and receiving lots of attention. Most of the qualities people tend to look for in a bird can be found in a Cockatiel. They require lots of attention and a varied diet. But with proper care, comes a wonderful addition to your household.


Cockatoos are a complex bird. With inadequate care and attention, Cockatoos can develop many behavioural issues. Improper raising can result in destructive and overly dependent characteristics and can even become self-mutilators. However, a well raised, socialised Cockatoo will make an exceptional companion. These birds are sweet and affection who love attention and anyone willing to give it to them. Give them the right care and treatment and you will have yourself a playful, energetic and cuddly pet.


Budgies are the most popular pet bird – and with reason. Budgies are often very affordable and particularly friendly. They are very easy to tame and love to play and be active. They are generally quieter than other bird pets but still like to mimic their owner’s speech. Budgies are very gentle and make for great pets for people of all ages.

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