Just for fun!! Which of these types of birds would you like to have as a pet?

By MarieN . Created on May 13, 2020
Many people would like to have some kind of a small companion, but may be limited to types due to space limitations, or pets not being allowed where they live. Sometimes a small bird or birds can be a nice way to have a pet and many can learn to talk, or perhaps they sing a lot. Which of these, if any, would you like to keep as a pet? Please, be nice, no negative comments. Thanks :-)
Lifestyle 187 votes | 13 Comments
Parakeets (Budgerigar)

Parakeets (Budgerigar)

Finches

Finches

Cockatiels

Cockatiels

Canary

Canary

Small conure parrot

Small conure parrot

Lovebirds

Lovebirds

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Chuck said on Jun 2, 2020
Which ever one is big enough to be eaten
Finches
Anonymous said on May 21, 2020
none, stinky messy and makes a lot of noise. Love seeing them all in the great outdoors though
Owen said on May 20, 2020
I prefer to allow them to live their own NATURAL OUTDOORS lives!
Chuck said on May 19, 2020
Not a bird person. Birds are really good when fried and served with cole slaw
Lovebirds
Yvonne said on May 15, 2020
Birds are a lot of work and live a long time - plus they make big messes. No thank you.
Canary
Toad said on May 13, 2020
@ MarieN -- Good poll!
Like you, I have had several of these birds. We had 2 (two) breeding pairs of canaries over the years. My grandmother bought me my first canary. She seemed lonely, so we bought her a mate. We put a tea strainer in the cage, and some snips of yarn. They raised several clutches a year. The boys sang beautifully, as you said. ...
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Finches
MarieN said on May 14, 2020
Toad, that is so cool about the little canary, my mother had one when I was growing up, a male I'm pretty sure, as he could sing like nobodies business. My mother on the other hand, not so much, but thought she could, Bless Her Heart. I recall she had a small radio, which she kept on the kitchen counter, and she would try to "outsing" the radio, and the canary would try to "outsing" both her...
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Canary
Toad said on May 14, 2020
@ MarieN -- The fruit trees still have some fruits. The fruits are still growing, too. I am hopeful, but do not want to get excited.

I have seen the swallowtails dance in the sky. Birds bring joy to my heart. There are scads of them singing this year. It is good to be where I can hear them.
Parakeets (Budgerigar)
Dawn said on May 13, 2020
I'm still looking for the bird that sounds like it's saying " cheeseburger" lol
Finches
MarieN said on May 13, 2020
That's funny!! If you want to see an amazing talking parrot, look up Einstein the talking parrot. He can say and do amazing sounds, speech and talks well too. So funny! :-)
Sandy Trevor said on May 13, 2020
Don't really like birds of any kind.
Finches
MarieN said on May 13, 2020
That's ok, not everyone does, they do make a nice easy pet for a kids first companion, and many older folks as well. Easy to care for, and don't have to go for a daily walk. :-)
Finches
Brian said on May 13, 2020
My dad was the same way, he had a bad experience when young getting caught in a garage with a couple swooping at him. Even when grown, he would not get close to large groups of birds in a park or such.