Finches

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Average size: 3–8 inches long

Life Span: 6–8 years

Housing: A minimum cage size of 24W x 14D x 18 H for 3 finches.

Behavior: Frequent, pleasant chirping. Need room to fly within their habitats.

Interaction: They require the company of at least one other Finch, more is preferable. Doesn't require handling.


Canaries

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Average Size: 3–4 inches long

Life Span: 10 + years

Housing: A minimum cage size of 24W x 14D x 18 H is required. A flight habitat is recommended.

Behavior: Male canaries are known for their singing (though it is typical for them to stop during their annual molt). Females tend to chirp instead of sing. Need room to fly.

Interaction: Can be kept alone, or in male/female pairs. Males should not be housed together. Does not require handling.


Parakeets

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Average Size:  7 inches long

Life Span: 10 to 20 years

Housing: A minimum cage size of 18W x 18D x 24H is required.

Behavior: Parakeets can learn to talk with practice. They're very social birds.

Interaction: Parakeets are very active and require daily time outside of their cage to interact with the family. They get along well with other parakeets.


Cockatiels

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Average Size: 11–14 inches long

Life Span: 25 years

Housing: A minimum cage size of 24Wx 14 D x 24H is required.

Behavior: Known for mimicking repetitive sounds and noises.

Interaction: Bond easily with their family and will follow them everywhere. They require daily time outside of their cages.