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I like the idea of the cage, that is awesome. Because you can definitely return it and it gives her the option to pick the bird that meshes with her.
About your question of did anyone ever just kinda fall into birds, yes! My sister fell in love with my plet and now she has two birds, within a year. She never really had interest before.
Cockatiels seem to be a bird that everyone enjoys, maybe because they are a little more interactive than a budgie. But singlely kept tame budgies love to be with people too. I have one and she is amazing.
Why don't you try feeling your mom out on the topic. Ask her to go to a bird fair with you or a bird farm. Say things like if you were to get a bird right now, which would you be interested in, and say I'd get xyz so she doesnt think its weird your just asking her lol. If she clearly expresses interest in wanting a bird, then I'd say go with it. Without that though, I wouldn't get someone an animal as a surprise gift. I would have to have had enough discussions before hand to know for sure that the person wanted the animal. Having said that though, pets do bring people a lot of joy and they definitely keep you busy. Also there are many studies that show that people that have pets are more active and in general more healthy and that the elderly live longer. So whether it's a bird or not, a pet of some sort is a great idea.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
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Last edited by 4thebirds; 04-15-2014 at 11:25 PM.