Parakeet / Budgerigar
These are friendly birds which are relatively easy to tame and look after. Budgies are generally around 7 inches long and come in a variety of colours. They can live for up to 10 years and are an excellent choice for a ‘first bird’ pet.
The male canary is a very popular choice of pet as it has a beautiful song. Canaries are small birds (between 4 – 8 inches long) and can live for up to 9 years. They are normally, predominantly yellow.
The cockatiel is a very friendly and intelligent and popular bird. They need a lot of companionship and can suffer from boredom if they are not paid enough attention. Cockatiels can grow up to 14 inches long and can live for up to 25 years.
Macaws are incredibly beautiful and intelligent birds who easily learn to mimic speech. They require a lifelong and intense commitment from the owner and can be temperamental and aggressive – potential owners should think long and hard before committing to purchase these birds. Macaws can grow to 40 inches long and can live for up to 50 years.