Whatever your personality, there is a breed of bird that is right for you. From small canaries and parakeets to cockatiels to parrots, your new bird will be a wonderful companion. However, there is much to consider before making the commitment: are you equipped to deal with the cleaning and care? Is your house bird-proof? Do you have a plan if your parrot ends up outliving you (Macaws can live up to 100 years!)? It is important to learn as much as you can before inviting a feathered friend into your home, so let our guides serve as a starting point for you.