Some birds are great companions for older adults, and some birds are tailor-made for kids.
If you are bringing a bird into a household with small children, some experts recommend a canary or finch as being the best bird for kids.
Why is their song a little sweeter?
Well, they don’t desire a ton of human contact, so they’re better for kids who aren’t adept at handling a bird. Canaries have a sweet voice, which children tend to like. Canaries can be kept by themselves, but you’ll need to buy a finch in a pair, so he has a friend.
Another kid-friendly bird is a cockatiel, which are not hyper and whistle well. These birds don’t like staying caged for long, so an older child might be better-suited to taking him out and playing with him.
Parakeets are great for older children, too, because they have a sophisticated vocabulary, and they are not too large. Plus, they don’t mind a smaller cage, which is well-suited for a child’s room.
The Pionus, a type of parrot, is another good choice. They are sweet, friendly and rarely bite.
Finally, a Meyers parrot is a quiet, calm variety of parrot. They don’t bite often, and they can form a loving relationship with a lot of different people.