Question: Which birds are legal in India as pet?

In India, local birds are not supposed to be kept as pets but exotic birds such as budgerigars and cockatoos are allowed to be kept as pets. It is common for people to keep parrots as pets but this is illegal, as is keeping mynahs and finches that are trapped from the wild and sold in markets.

Are pet birds illegal in India?

Birds are covered under the Wildlife Protection Act (WPA) 1972 making it illegal to catch, keep, kill, buy or sell birds or even damage their nests. The punishment is a fine and up to five years in jail. And this applies all over the country. All indigenous bird species are covered under this act.

Which bird can we keep as a pet?

Budgies are one of the most loved bird species in the world. Also known as parakeets, budgies are extremely friendly and loving. They are so adorable and cute that their innocent charm attracts people of all age groups. These small birds make great pets and are low in maintenance.

The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 protects only native Indian birds like Munias, Parakeets, Peacocks, Weaverbirds, Koel, Mynahs, and Owls, which despite the ban are available for sale across the country.

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Do pet birds poop everywhere?

All animals need to poop, animal poop is very beneficial to the soil and biodiversity in the wild. There is no potty training out in the wild to prevent birds from pooping everywhere so almost anywhere can be a toilet for birds. So yes pet birds do and will poop everywhere if out the cage.

Legal eagle

It’s a similar case with birds from other countries, like macaws and cockatoos. They are protected in the country of their origin but not in India. That’s why it is not illegal to keep them as pets here.”

Caging any Indian bird is illegal as they are categorized under wild animals and are thus protected by the wildlife protection act. Only exotic and foreign birds don’t fall under this category. Parrots that are most commonly kept as pets include the Indian hanging parrot and the rose-ringed parakeet, he says.

The only Indian licensed to possess falcons, Khan was granted permission in 1999 under the Wildlife Protection Act (1972) to save the bird from extinction and conserve it by captive breeding.

Do birds bond with humans?

The answer is yes. Bird enthusiasts have observed that certain pet birds develop an emotional attachment to their caregivers. This bond is noticeable in the way the bird behaves around its favourite human. … But birds like parrots and starlings easily develop a strong bond with humans.

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