When you think of a great pet, what comes to mind? Most people immediately gravitate to traditional choices, like dogs or cats. While dogs and cats are awesome, they're not the be-all and end-all of the pet world. Something to consider, instead, might be a bird; they're chatty, clever and even affectionate. This little guy is definitely a good example!
African ring-necked parakeets, like 10-year-old Cody here, are all about balance. They need enough attention to keep from boredom, but are also happy to play alone. They're not incredibly noisy, as far as birds go, either. They do need to be socialized from the get-go in order to be kept tame. They also enjoy bathing, snuggling and performing tricks; talk about a good time!