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Which types of birds make the best pets?

There are several birds that make good house pets and have a reasonable life expectancy:

Bird Life Expectancy (years) Considerations
Finch 2–3 Easy care
Canary 8–10 Easy care; males sing
Budgerigar (parakeet) 8–15 Easy care
Cockatiel 15–20 Easy care; easy to train
Lovebird 15–20 Cute, but not easy to care for or train
Amazon parrot 50–60 Good talkers, but can be screamers
African grey parrot 50–60 Talkers; never scream


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