The Best Birds For Beginners

Cockatles are one of the most suitable birds for beginners

Having a pet bird is a rewarding experience, but it can also be a challenge. When adopting your first pet bird, you want to make sure that you choose the right one for you and that the bird will fit in with your lifestyle. There are many different species of birds out there, and each has its own unique personality and requirements. In this article, we’ll run through some of our favorite breeds of birds for beginners so you can find out if they’re right for you!

#1 Budgies

Budgies, also known as parakeets, are a popular choice of birds for beginners. They’re small and easy to take care of, so there aren’t many surprises for new owners. Their lifespan is 15 to 20 years, and they’re usually pretty friendly with their owners.

One thing that can be an issue with budgies is their aggressiveness towards other birds or pets. They’re loud and active, which may not work well in a quiet home with older people or children who need peace and quiet to study or sleep at night. Budgies will also talk if you spend time working with them on training them, though this isn’t always appreciated by everyone! As always, make sure there’s someone else around who can take over your bird when you’re away from home so it won’t feel lonely while you’re gone!

#2 Cockatiels

Cockatiels are ideal birds for beginners due to their small size and friendly nature. Their affectionate behavior makes them an excellent choice for kids, too. They are easy to train, so you can teach tricks like saying its name or whistling on command. Cockatiels are not loud birds—they make a soft chirping sound rather than the shrieking that crows and macaws produce.

Cockatiels love attention from their owners, making them an excellent choice for first-time bird owners who want an interactive pet. These little guys also tend to bond with one person in particular (the “personality” of cockatiels is more pronounced than other birds), so you must spend plenty of quality time with yours at home or out and about. If you plan on getting one!

#3 Finches

If you’re looking for birds for beginners and want to start with something small and easy to care for, finches are the way to go. These little birds can be kept in pairs or small groups (as long as you have an appropriately sized cage) and are very social. They don’t require much attention, but they need a lot of activity and stimulation if they’re happy.

Finches are also very active birds, which means they will need plenty of toys and things to do while you’re out of the house during the day. They should not be left alone for long periods since this can lead them to feel bored or depressed.

#4 Parrotlets

Parrotlets are small, colorful, and relatively easy to care for. They typically live for about 20 years and weigh less than a pound. Parrotlets are suitable for people who live in apartments or tiny homes because they do not take up much space and are quiet compared to larger parrots.

They can be trained to do tricks like saying their name or rolling over on command. They also have a high intelligence quotient (IQ), which means that they learn quickly when given positive reinforcement (rewards) while training them with food treats often works best when training these birds!

Parrotlets need the companionship of other birds or humans because they’re very social creatures. However, keep in mind that two males may fight if housed together, so it’s best not to accommodate them unless you plan on breeding more parrots later down the road, which isn’t recommended unless you’re prepared for it then too! It’s better for your bird(s) health if one gets lonely, so keep an eye out for signs such as aggression towards others, especially during the breeding season.

#5 Canaries

The Canaries are a popular choice for first-time bird owners, and for a good reason. These little guys are relatively inexpensive, easy to care for, and don’t make much noise. They’re also known (and loved) for their beautiful singing abilities.

Canary-lovers also benefit from the fact that canaries do not have the same allergies as parrots. They’re actually quite good at avoiding dust mites! If you’ve got a busy schedule or live in an urban area with a lot of people around you on the go at all times of day and night, this might be another reason why canaries could be your best bet when picking out a pet bird.

#6 Lovebirds

Lovebirds are social birds and do best when kept in pairs. They need lots of attention and time with their human flock members. If you have children, remember that lovebirds are not suitable pets. In addition to being social birds, lovebirds also need a large cage with plenty of toys. That can be expensive if you want your bird to have lots of fun things to play with!

Lovebirds require frequent interaction from their owners. You must ensure your schedule allows a lot of time for this tiny feathered co-mate! Lovebirds can become very demanding of attention as they grow older and more independent. If you work long hours or travel frequently, this might not be the best choice for someone who wants an easy pet that doesn’t require much care outside its daily routine.


So there you have it—the best birds for beginners. If you’re looking for a pet that requires less care and attention than most other birds, try finches, canaries, or lovebirds. Parrotlets are also an excellent option for someone new to the world of bird keeping. They are small enough to handle easily but still have an active personality. Budgies and cockatiels can be great first pets if raised from birth by someone who knows what they’re doing. Make sure their cages are always clean and dry! Finally, try parrotlets or parakeets if you want something unusual (and potentially high maintenance). Check out our other blog posts if you are looking for more beginner tips for pet owners!