USA Pet Bird Day

September 17th is our Pet Bird Day here in the USA. Do you have a pet bird? Are you considering a pet bird? There are so many varieties of beautiful birds species with different sizes, colors, and varied life spans. I wrote a post on pet birds back in October of 2021 showing several types of pet birds and the most preferred overall as great family pet birds. See “I Want a Pet Bird?”.

Best Family Pet Birds

My previous post shows Budgies, Cockatoos, Cockatiels, Canaries, Conures, and Parrotlets as being in the top preferred pet bird groups and in that order. That Google search also mentions Doves, Finches, Lovebirds, Macaws, and Parrots as good family pets.

Grey and white Cockatiel

Pet Bird Day Origin

But how did September 17th come to be our National Pet Bird Day? As it turns out, BEAK (Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition) sponsors our National Pet Bird Day every year. This organization provides all kinds of resource information to help you find your best bird friend. They also have tons of tips for bird care and bird parenting. And, according to our American Pet Products Association almost 6 million American households enjoy having birds as pets.

Pet Bird History

Birds have been known to us as pets as far back as 4000 years ago or 3000 BC when the Sumerians show they kept birds and had a word for “birdcage” in their ancient language. You can see the history noted in the BEAK article. BEAK was formed in 2016 specifically to promote the responsible care of pet birds. They even have a short ‘bird quiz’ you can take to help you find your best feathered friend match.

I have had two budgies or parakeets myself over the years. My first was Noel and she was with me for a great eight years. My last budgie was named Skyli and he or she was with me for a seemingly short four years. You can see my story and experience with these birdies in “Best Bird Friends“. They truly are very fun little companions and extremely lovable.

Pet Food Notices

Dog Food has a subscription service to keep you informed of pet food recalls and has all that info on their site. Please make yourself aware for your pets’ safety.

Fun Bird Videos

Parrotlet- green with white and blue

From Big Geek Daddy –

Another from Big Geek Daddy on rescuing a hummingbird –


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