I have seen adults before state that a child was not capable of taking care of a bird, while some say birds are for every age and size. I'm curious to see what others think about this.
Some teenagers are, yes. Every individual is different.... but like enigma answered- most don't have their priorities in order to properly care for a bird.Mmm I see. I understand that set of thinking but at the same time I have to say that some teenagers are more responsible.
Lol. I posted before I saw your response, but yeah. I said the same thing. LolI don't think anyone is arguing that no teenager ever would be responsible enough to be a good bird owner. We have plenty of teenaged members who are great bird owners. I think it's more that in general, there would be fewer responsible bird owners found in that age bracket than in an older one. Does that make sense?
Yes. This is what I was trying to say in my original post. LolI am 15 years old so I obviously think that teenagers can own a cockatiel for whom I am fully and individually responsible. However, I agree that many teenagers shouldn't own a bird. I would say I am very responsible with my pets... I am committed to their happiness. However, most people my age are to busy with "teen stuff" to be bothered by a pet that requires so much responsibility, such as a bird. One of my friends said that she likes pets but doesn't want to take care of them. Many teens would fit that description.