6 Reasons To Love Birds

Bird Day is coming up on May 4th. We’re more than happy to shine the spotlight on our feathered friends for this occasion. Polly may never catch up to Fido and Fluffy in terms of popularity, but she does have some very devoted fans … and with good reason. There’s a lot to celebrate about our feathered buddies! A local Lexington, KY vet lists some reasons to love birds in this article.

They’re Smart

The term ‘birdbrain’ is really a misnomer. Birds are actually very intelligent! One bird, appropriately named Einstein, learned over 200 words and phrases. Studies have also shown ravens and crows to be highly intelligent, and capable of solving fairly complex problems and puzzles.

They’re OK With Small Spaces

Quieter birds can be a great match for someone who lives in an apartment. Polly will need time out of her cage every day, but she doesn’t necessarily need a huge space to explore.

They Sing

If you think about it, you may realize that birdsong has been a bigger part of your life’s background than you realized. While different types of birds have their own types of sound, some are truly extraordinary singers.

They’re Hilarious

Our brightly colored friends can keep us chuckling with their cute antics and silly habits. Polly can dance, tell jokes, and hop onto your finger. She can also swear at you, bark at your dog, mimic your cellphone, and chat with your mother. What more could you ask for in a pet?

They’re Friendly

Our winged friends are much friendlier and more affectionate than people realize. Polly can be just as cuddly as a dog or cat! You may be surprised at how much room these little creatures can take up in our hearts.

They’re Everywhere

Once you get attuned to birds, you may find yourself noticing them everywhere you go. You may even enjoy doing some birdwatching. You don’t have to go crazy: just see if you like identifying your backyard birds with an app. That said, if you’re interested in birdwatching, have at it! This can be a great hobby. It can get you outdoors, giving you a chance to just unplug and reconnect with nature, and help you feel more connected to your local area. Give it a try!

Do you have questions about bird care? Contact us, your Lexington, KY local animal clinic!

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