Birds make for an entertaining but unique pet. With a life span of 10-25 years on average, they can become affectionate life long members of your family. Unlike dogs and cats, birds have not been breed for domestication over hundreds of years so they still have their natural instincts hard wired in their behaviour. With a huge variety of birds avaliable in Australia, all of different colours and sizes, it is important that you choose the right bird for you and your family.
Unfortunately, many people take on birds as pets with little knowledge of adequate diet, housing and general care including environmental enrichment. With a better understanding of these basic principles, your bird could live a happy, healthy life to its full potential.