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Many advantages can come from the company of companion animals.You may be shocked at just how much the company of little birds can increase the life quality of an older person. If you’re searching for chatty companions, pet birds may be for you. Down below is a list of the seven best pet bird species for senior owners.


Canaries are colorful and sweet little birds.Their soft songs are famous all over the world for producing feelings of calm and relaxation.They are easy to care.They do not require alot of attention from owners.They are famous pets in getting settled with owners and even patients can watch and hear them without getting too much physically involved in their care.Canaries life spam is upto 10 years in capativity.

Canary’s Overview

LENGTH: 5 to 6 inches

WEIGHT: 1/2 ounce

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Bright yellow, whitish, or reddish body


Budgies are the most popular small bird species.The budgie or parakeet is a little, colorful parrot species with an extraordinary amount of personality for their size. Budgies are parrots, they need more human interaction as compare to finches, so they would do excellent in a condition where someone can play and interact with them directly for at least one hour per day. These beautiful birds are very vocal but lack the ability to scream like many other parrot species, which has made them a popular choice.They they can learn to be skilled talkers. Budgies are best for theosen owners who are fairly mobile and able to spend time socializing and playing with their bird out-of-cage.

Budgie’s Overview

LENGTH: 7 inches

WEIGHT: 1 ounce

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Light green body with black wing markings and yellow head; captive-bred colors of blue, gray, green, white, violet, yellow/blue


These medium-sized birds are two way delight. Members of the parrot family. These Australian natives are famous for their advanced whistling and singing qualities. Cockatiels are capable of learning to talk, these birds often prefer to whistle and to mimic household sounds like the ringing of a telephone. These birds are available in increasingly several color combinations.

Cockatiel’s Overview

LENGTH: 11to12 inches

WEIGHT: 2.5to3.5 ounce

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Light gray body with long, dark gray tail, yellow and gray crest, yellow face; orange ear patch and white on the wing; dark gray bill


Parrotles are the smallest of all pet parrots. With the personality of the big macaws, parrotlets can be refreshing little companions for seniors. Active, but not overly squawky, these birds do good in apartments or homes with noise-sensitive neighbors. These birds love hiding in shirt pockets or scarves or riding around on shoulders.They even know their own names. When not handled often enough, they can be aggressive, but when appropriately socialized and kept alone.They do very well bonding with humans of all age. Parrotlets lifespam is upto to 30 years and may outlive an elderly owner so consider rescuing an older bird who needs a home.

Parrotles’s Overview

LENGTH: 4 to 5 inches

WEIGHT: 1 ounce

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Green body or one of many color mutations, such as lutino, blue, and albino; tiny tails, zygodactyl feet: two forward-pointing toes and two rear-pointing toes


Doves are famous for their sweet and gentle dispositions. Unlike the hard-beaked hookbill parrots, doves rarely try to bite or do harm with their softer beaks. Still, it always helps to use calm, positive socialization and with these birds. Doves can be a good match for gentle owners,however doves need bird companionship too, so they do best in pairs. Mirrors and swings in a dove’s cage add fun activity for the birds.They should be given free-flight time out of the cage to interact with human caretakers.

Dove’s Overview

LENGTH: 11 to 13 inches

WEIGHT: 5 to 8 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Pure white, gray, white with gray, tangerine, pied, and orange; black eyes, black bill, dark purple feet

6.Love Birds

Yet in pairs or small groups, lovebirds chatter in a quiet way, making them a match for those who live in apartments or complex. Even though they are fairly quiet companions, they are well known to be assertive and can be nippy. These colorful little have possess all the intelligence and personality of the largest of macaws so they may be opinionated.

Love Bird’s Overview

LENGTH: 5 to 6 inches

WEIGHT: 2 ounces

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Mostly green, orange upper body and head, blue lower back and rump, red beak, white eyerings

7.Zebra Finches

Zebra Finches are very social.They should be kept in small flocks of three to four birds in order to grow up, but this only adds to the joy of watching them interact with each other. Their sweet, quiet vocalizations are very pleasant to listen to.People often enjoy watching them flit about. Some people allow out-of-cage flight time for finches, but it is not at all required so they are a great choice for a person who would benefit from just sitting near them throughout the day. They require little human attention otherwise, so they are a great species to keep from a nursing/caretaker standpoint. These birds would be best in a home that has area to allow for a rather large flight cage.

Zebra Finche’s Overview

LENGTH: 5 to 6 inches

WEIGHT: 1/2 ounce

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: Bright yellow, whitish, or reddish body

For seniors owners, care may have to be shared sometimes with friends and neighbors while the owner is away. Avoid choosing species that stick to strict pecking orders in the flock; these birds may hassle a temporary caregiver. Choose a bird likely to be happy to chat with anyone, not just the person they have bonded with most closely.

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