Budgies: These popular, brightly coloured birds are intelligent, alert and need stimulation. With a lifespan of 5-10 years, these little birds need to be a part of the family, and can be very affectionate.
Finches: The smallest of the common pet birds, finches need to be kept in groups, and have the space to stretch their wings and fly. Susceptible to stress, keeping these little guys in a stable and interesting environment is an important part of management.
Cockatiels: Originating in Australia, these pretty birds can live up to twenty years. Social birds, they love company, and can also be trained to do tricks! They are also noisy and can be destructive though, so it’s important to know what you are taking on.
Canaries: These small birds need to live in pairs or groups, and can live up to ten years. Difficult to train, and often not keen on handling, canaries will get their stimulation from toys in their environment so it is important to get creative.
Chickens: Although often kept for eggs, chickens can quickly become part of the family! Highly lovable, these characterful birds enjoy company. Be warned though, their enthusiastic scratching can quickly damage garden plants if they are given free rein.
African Grey Parrots: The intelligence of these birds is famed, along with their long lifespan and ability to learn words - these birds are a huge commitment. In return though you get an amazing bond that can last over half a century!