Whether it’s their incredible intelligence, inquisitive nature or display of love and affection, sharing your life with a bird can be a rewarding and lifelong experience. A relationship with a bird cannot be compared to a dog or cat, as they are an entirely different being altogether. One that won’t be suited to everyone due to their unusual and unique needs.
Birds are really incredible creatures, they thrive on stimulation such as working out challenges and puzzles, and can’t seem to get enough of it. They adore love and affection with their chosen partner. Birds do mate for life – and it’s not necessarily with another bird! They love spending many hours grooming you; cleaning strands of hair, nibbling and nuzzling your your face. It is their way of expressing themselves with their own kind, and you will be come one of their kind quite quickly. Feeling very special is only the beginning for a person with a bird. Especially as they are content to sit with you for hours, whether napping, chattering away or just watching you intently. They are very curious – so whether you are working, snoozing, or cleaning they not only want to know what you are doing but to be a active participant. They don’t always understand you, but they certainly want to!
Let’s talk about the True Essence of Birds
Birds ultimately represent freedom. Not surprising with their ability to fly, thus few limitations and amazing adaptability. They see a point of destination, and go for it without hesitation. They also represent freedom of expression – to be heard and express themselves in any way they choose. We all know birds are very vocal, constantly catching our attention with their wide range of tones and pitch, in a variety of circumstances. They are the silent observers – ever watchful and alert to everything. Ever wonder what we look like to them from up there? They notice a lot more than they let on. Individually, birds are confident, curious and explore on their own. But they never stray too far from their flock. The flock is the safety net, where you are protected and every member is your support. It is very important to trust your flock – it could be the difference between life and death. And a bird’s flock is not always their related family. Well it appears these birds have many admirable qualities in the wild, many of which most of us give little thought. But what about those in captivity, are they able to fulfil these qualities?
If you already have a bird find out if you are meeting the needs and happiness of your birds