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Buying a pet bird is no small matter


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POSTED: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Question: We're thinking about adding a bird to the family. What should we plan for?

Answer: Some of the major considerations are habitat size, level of noise and time that families can share. Picking a bird based on looks can lead to relationship problems once you're under the same roof. Birds vary in behavioral tendencies, so a little research goes a long way. Breed can influence type and level of vocalization, environmental needs and ease of handling.