BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: YOUR PET AND SOCIAL NEEDS
Getting a pet bird is something you might have thought of as a great and easy first pet for your family to get. However, you might not know that pet birds actually require a lot of work. To have a bird mentally and physically healthy, you not only have to make sure it has a good vet and a good diet, but you also have to make sure it is properly socialized.
Birds are very social creatures, and they get lonely a lot. Most of the pet birds will require a great deal of socialization. There are several ways to do it. Depending on the bird you get, it's always a good idea to train the bird to be outside its cage and interact with humans at least once every day. However, we all know people have hectic lives making this option hard to carry out.
If you cannot spend time with your bird every day, the alternative is to make sure that you have two birds living together. Having two or more birds is the best option. Birds will never be lonely and always have something else to interact with. Suppose you're getting a bird as your first per; you'll have to obtain a cage and other supplies. In the short term, getting another bird costs extra money. Still, you have to consider your bird will be happy and healthier when not alone.
The fact is it's not just out of niceness that you should have more than one bird for yours to interact with. Birds can go insane when not interacting with humans or other birds. This is quite troubling and is going to lead to many health problems. The best way to do it is to ensure you have a big enough cage and two birds.
You should have some mirrors in the cage for your birds to look into to ensure they think there is more to see. Many brightly colored toys are a must as well. If you are going to leave your bird for some time, it is always a good idea to leave a radio playing softly in the room, preventing them from getting lonely.