I don't think there is any child out there who hasn't begged their parents for a puppy at some point.
Every holiday, birthday, and random day, I would pop the question: "Mom, when can we get a puppy?" This question would lead my father to hop on the bandwagon and proceed to ask her the same question. It began with the fact that we didn't have time for a dog, but later, life would deal me a hand is that every animal lover's kryptonite–I am severely allergic to dogs and cats. As disappointed as I was with this newfound knowledge, I still didn't give up on finding a best friend. That was when both my mother and father told me about the birds they had, including the one that I was too young to remember.
So for you, here are 30 reasons birds are just as good as (if not better than) dogs.
3. They can do cool tricks
From riding tricycles to talking on command, these small creatures are talented as all get-out!
6. They will accompany you to do anything
My grandfather used to tell me stories about his parakeet that would sit on his shoulder while he mowed the lawn.
7. Birds can talk
Have you ever taught a bird to sing "Oh, baby, baby," like Pitbull and T-Pain? I have.
9. But at the end of the day, they always find a way to get around
How slow do turtles actually go when you're both the same size?
10. You don't have to let the bird outside
I won't be freezing my butt off while walking a dog or bringing it back inside when there's four feet of snow.
13. Birds pose for pictures
Most breeders take update photos of their babies to send to the people buying them. Because of this, some of the birds know how to recognize a camera and will actually strike a pose for a photo. This one's almost ready for his photo shoot.
18. But tap dancing is their favorite
Tippy taps! Some feathered friends just like the way their feet sound on a surface.
25. And they are always ready to party
Birds are proficient head bangers. I don't know how they don't hurt themselves.
30. They are my best friends
Meet my boys, Lloyd and Perseus.