If your child wants a pet bird, you need to be aware of their tasks and the problems that will arise. Before you bring a bird home, you need to consider many factors such as care needs, social needs, noise levels and the cost of keeping the bird. However, perhaps one of the most important things to consider is choosing the type that suits children best.
Finches and canaries are among the best birds for children, as they are easier to maintain than other species and do not require much interaction. Children are very interested in these birds, because they are very beautiful and have an attractive and pleasant sound.
Finches are usually not very interested in communicating with humans. So if you are going to buy a finch, it is better to buy a few more finches along with it. Although some people can train their finches and canaries to some extent, these birds should not be kept out of cages. So, if your child wants a bird to interact with, it is best to adopt a Dutch lovebird or bride. Finches are very delicate birds and should be kept with complete calm and caution.
Although finches are not the kind that come in handy, they can be an attractive bird to keep at home. They can also be a fun and educational experience for your child.
Budgerigar, whose full name is Budgerigar, ranks second in the Best Birds category for children. These little colorful birds can be a great option for bird-loving children, as they have no problem touching, are easy to care for, and can talk. They have a gentle personality and easily get used to their owners. Therefore, they have the potential to be an ideal pet.
If you are looking for a good friend for your child, choose Budgerigar. breeding Budgerigars are very sweet and get used to it quickly. These birds are very small and delicate, so you need to teach your child how to handle them.
Budgerigars need a balanced diet consisting of leafy vegetables, greens, seeds and pellets. A diet that includes only grains is very harmful to them. Budgerigars live an average of about 5 to 10 years; A healthy diet plays an important role in the life of these birds.
Cockatiels are larger than finches and Budgerigars, but are still the best poultry for children; They can learn to talk cockatiel, whistle and do simple tricks, so keeping them is fun for children. Cockatiels get along well with people of all ages. They enjoy being out of the cage and need more care than finches and budgerigars. So, go to Cockatiel if your child is interested in caring for them and learns about caring for them.
Responsibilities for caring for these birds include feeding the bird a balanced diet (not just grains), providing fresh water on a daily basis, cleaning the cage, and interacting with them. Depending on the age of the child, it is best to watch his movements; Children can learn a lot from you about caring for birds.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of keeping an animal at home for children?
Some children and, of course, their families have a strong interest in caring for their pets and enjoy playing with animals. Meanwhile, parents do not know what the best method is and whether it is possible to have both a pet and a healthy child! Sometimes the insistence of parents and a strict approach to this issue will have bad effects. The important point is that parents should patiently and calmly try to reach an understanding with their child and explore the various dimensions of this issue. Dr. Akbar Kooshanfar, a pediatrician and faculty member at Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, warns of diseases that can occur if animals are kept.
Beware of allergies
While animals make children happy, they can also cause some diseases and prolong illness. The most common disease that may be associated with the presence of animals is allergies. If a child has been in contact with pets since childhood, the risk of allergies increases.
Pet allergies are a reaction of the immune system to the skin, saliva, urine or feces of animals. This means that if a child who is allergic to animals inhales animal remains or comes in contact with the animal's saliva, hair, skin or feces, his or her immune system is alerted and histamine and dozens of other chemicals are used to fight it. Releases allergens.
Sensitivities you have to wait for
Animal allergies are usually in the form of respiratory symptoms. In this case, the child has frequent coughs that intensify at night. Symptoms such as itching, watery, red eyes, pimples, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, or wheezing that occur throughout the year can be signs of a pet allergy. However, it can be a little difficult to determine if a child's allergy is to a pet or something. Occasionally there may be symptoms of urticaria. It is recommended that pets be kept away from families with children with allergies and respiratory or skin symptoms so that the symptoms do not worsen.
Toxoplasmosis is dangerous
In animal care, children sometimes show symptoms of some diseases. If the feces of cats or dogs as well as birds are spread in the house, it can cause a disease called toxoplasmosis. Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite "Toxoplasma" and is present in their feces. The toxoplasma blood parasite is found in most stray cats, and it is more likely to become infected if a domestic cat leaves the house and associates with stray cats. Such a cat should be treated periodically. Sometimes these animals defecate in the home garden and the infection is transmitted to the house and infects the child. This parasite can cause tumors even in the brain after circulating in the blood in the lymph nodes. It can also occur as a seizure.
How is toxoplasmosis diagnosed?
The diagnosis is made by a blood test. The first test is to test for anti-Toxoplasma IgG antibodies in the child. If it is negative, it is best to repeat it again 3 weeks later, and if it is still negative, the person is considered uninfected. If IgG is positive, it is recommended to measure IgM quantitatively with an interval of 3 weeks. Because IgM can stay in the body for up to a year. If the IgM titer shows a significant increase or decrease, the child has an acute infection, and if there is no change, measurement of IgA and IgE and HS and AC antigens is recommended.