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Welcome to our Critter Camp blog.
Windsor Elementary 4th Grade and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa are partnering to create "Critter Camp". The 4th grade classrooms will be caring for small animals from the ARL that are in need of foster care until they are ready for adoption. This blog will share about our foster critters' progress and their search for their forever home.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Top 10 reasons birds make great pets!

If you've been thinking of adopting a pet but don't want something as common or furry as a dog, cat, or rabbit, birds might be the perfect fit for you! Once you read these facts about pet birds you might just have to swing by Windsor Critter Camp to meet a few great candidates!
1. Birds are smart!
They are able to learn and are naturally inquisitive. Plus, they are able to bond with their owners. 
2. They're pretty easy to care for. 
When compared to taking a dog outside or scooping cat litter, many people prefer the convenience of simply changing out the liner of a cage once daily. 
3. They can be trained. 
It is fairly easy to teach a bird new things with some patience and a little research. 
4. They are naturally clean. 
Birds are pretty hygienic and groom themselves often. A nail trim and a water shower every so often does the trick. 
5. Birds are social. 
Birds love to bond with their owners and love company. 
6. They share their food. 
Ok, well you can share your food. Birds can eat some kinds of fruits and veggies in addition to their regular diet. 
7. They don't require a ton of space. 
Small bird species, like parakeets, don't require giant cages or large homes. 
8. Most apartments allow birds. 
Some don't even count them as "pets"!
9. Birds are beautiful. 
Bright feathers and comical behaviors make a pet bird fun to watch. 
10. They live a long time. 
Birds can leave many years depending on the species, which gives you lots of years to bond with and love your pet. 

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