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There are many types of animals that make great pets and birds are among the best. From small canaries and finches to magnificent parrots and macaws, you’ll find that feathered friends make great companions for pet lovers of all ages. If you don’t know where to start, or what types of birds make the best pets, you’ll want to visit a bird specialty store so you can get some truly expert advice. Luckily, there are several great shops in the Denver area just waiting to help you with all your avian needs. Here are five of the best places in town for bird lovers.
World Of Birds
2049 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 433-4329

World of Birds has been one of the most popular destinations for bird lovers in Colorado for many years. If you’re in search of a new bird for your family, this is a fantastic place to go. Pick up a cockatiel, lovebird, parrot, finch, canary, parakeet or one of the many different birds that this lovely pet shop has in stock, ready to go home with you. For bird supplies, you’ll also find pretty much everything you need here. Cages, feed, toys, health products and more are all in stock and all the expert advice you need is ready and waiting for you. If you’re a bird lover, or if you’ve got a bird-lover in your life and you want a really special gift, be sure to stop by World of Birds in Lakewood.

Exotic Birds Of Denver
3921 S Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 931-5554

One step into Exotic Birds of Denver and you’ll fall in love with all the brilliantly colored, beautiful birds available here. Check out the Flight Room, where the parrots are un-caged and are allowed to freely interact with you and with each other. It’s a far better environment for such a special animal, and this great shop specializes in hand-fend and hand-raised parrots. If you need a new family member or if you’ve got a bird, but you need a new cage, play gym, stand or some food or supplements, you’ll find everything you need and lots of great, expert advice. You can also board your bird here for a stress-free solution to your pet care while you’re out of town.

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Busy Beaks Bird Store
10021 E. Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO 80247
(303) 306-6000

Busy Beaks Bird Store (formerly the African Grey Bird Store) is another lovely shop specializing in birds and bird care accessories. You can take your small birds or large birds here to be groomed, or you can swing by to find a new bird-friend to take home for your very own. Lovebirds, budgies, parrots, macaws and more are available here. Plus, you can also find all the cages, toys, food and other accessories you’ll need to raise a happy and healthy pet. In addition, this great shop also provides behavior counseling, so you can get some help finding the right training for the perfect avian/human relationship at home.

Pet World
7585 W 10th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214
(303) 237-4040

Pet World in Lakewood is a locally-owned pet shop with just about everything for all your pet care needs. This large shop offers fish, small animals and birds, as well as food for dogs and cats. When it comes to birds, you’ll find a large selection from finches to macaws, as well as wing trimming and toenail clipping for all your feathered friends. Cages, toys, feed and all the other supplies you’ll need are here as well, plus lots of great service and plenty of expert help for any questions or concerns that may pop up. If you’ve got birds as well as other pets in your home, Pet World is a great one-stop-shop for all your pet care needs.

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Wild Bird Center Of Denver
7800 E. Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80231
(303) 758-7575

If you’re in the southeast Denver area, you’ll love stopping by the Wild Bird Center of Denver. It’s a great shop for those who love and appreciate wild birds, including a huge selection of bird houses, bird baths, seed and accessories. From books on identification to feeders, nest boxes and binoculars, you’ll find all your bird watching supplies in one handy location. If you’re looking to create a bird sanctuary in your backyard, this is probably one of the best locations for all your needs; plus with lots of knowledgeable help, you can get all the advice you need to create your little paradise at home.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.