I was talking to a friend who recently added a little bird to her family. We had talked about owning parrots a few years ago and since that time I added my 3 birds. I was talking to her about her new feathered friend and she mentioned how she had done her research and decided on a small parrot. As I talked about the cage, food and other items birds need, it became apparent that the research was only done on what type of bird to get and not all the costs that went into owning a bird.
I’m glad she did research on the species, but there is so much more to owning a pet than just the cost of acquiring the pet. Cost varies for each type of pet, some smaller pets might end up costing more to care for then a larger one. And there is no such thing as a free pet.
Over the next several weeks, I’m going to break down some of the costs involved when adding different types of pets to your household. Hopefully it will help provide information for those trying decide what or if type of pet would be best for them.
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