HELPS EASE SYMP­TOMS OF DE­PRES­SION AND ISO­LA­TION

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - HEALTH -

From talk­ing par­rots to snug­gle- lov­ing cock­atiels, birds man­age to turn your frown up­side down. Com­ing home to a chatty pet can lower stress and blood pres­sure lev­els, re­duce symp­toms of de­pres­sion and even help im­prove your so­cial skills. And if you’ve al­ways loved the idea of hav­ing a com­pan­ion but have been hes­i­tant due to the high main­te­nance of look­ing af­ter one, then get­ting a bird might suit you per­fectly. Bet­ter yet, birds have a much longer life­span than other pets ( up to 30 years for par­rots) so hav­ing a bird is a wing- wing sit­u­a­tion.

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