Popular Breeds

Birds can be fun pets. They’re a little different, but easy to love. Some popular breeds are as follows

Budgies / Budgerigar

Budgies are very common pet birds. They come in all kinds of colors and patterns, and a pretty low maintenance. They make a good pet for children, or for people who haven’t kept birds before. If well kept, they have a life span of 12 to 14 years.


These intelligent birds are fairly quiet, and are the smallest of the parrot family. They’re ideal if you have nearby neighbors, or live in an apartment. They can live for 10 years.

Lovebirds are affectionate, vibrant and playful. They are extremely social, and don’t do well with isolation. You should spend a lot of time with your lovebird – if that’s not possible, you should purchase a mate to keep it company.


Cockatiels are popular pets. They are a medium sized bird, and are native to Australia. They are known for their surprising abilities to whistle and sing. They’re even capable of learning to talk!

They tend to whistle and mimic sounds they hear, such as the barking of a dog or the ringing of a telephone. They come in different color combinations, and have a life expectancy of up to 20 years.

Finches / Canarys

These small birds are very popular, and take up less space than most. They thrive in small flocks, and will generally ignore humans. They are great for owners who like to watch, but prefer minimal interaction. They can live up to 10 years if cared for.