All over the Guianas, you see people, mostly men, walking around with a bird in a cage. People here treat their birds really like pets and take them everywhere they go. To work, shopping, visiting friends and even to a doctor’s visit. Many houses (and even lamp posts) have a hook to hang the cage up so that you don’t have to put the cage on the ground. They say that the more the bird gets used to different environments, the nicer it will sing, but mainly they just take the bird with them for company. Although the tradition of bird singing competitions such as the ones on Sunday mornings in Paramaribo is slowly disappearing, carrying your bird around remains a popular thing to do.