I'm new here and have a question. What are the benefits of owning birds? I am a type 2 diabetic and I also just suffered a mild heart attack on Christmas night-Would owning a bird be beneficial to me? I'm thinking yes because they need to have a varity in their diets such as; fruits and veggies and such. I am also trying to change my diet to reflect these standards. I was thinking that if birds need these things added to their diets it would encourage me to eat better because I will have to fix/prepare things for them and I might as well have some myself. I hope I explained it clear enough.
We used to own an Australian Shaft-Tail grass finch woh passed away at the ripe old age of 12. He was hand raised and heand fed and thought he was human
Thanks for the advice in advance....