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Bird Care Tips

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Diet:

  • Despite pure seed or mixed seed diet are often used as staple food for pet bird, many experts are aware that not only may be inadequate in nutrients, they also create messy cages and surrounding space. High-quality pelleted food that is formulated may meet your bird’s requirements.
  • Daily feeding routine may varies, but recommended feeding would be seed mixtures in the morning hours, chopped or sliced fruits and vegetables (carrots, broccoli, apples, pears, melon and kiwi) in the day, and seed mixtures in the evening hours. DO NOT offer avocado, cherry pits, rhubarb or apple seeds to birds.
  • Fresh, cold water should be available at all times. Change water at least twice a day to ensure pathogen-free water for your bird.

Exercise and toys:

  • Most birds require exercises. An hour of exercise out of the cage in a safe, enclosed room every day will ensure your bird in healthy and happy conditions. He or she may just want to hang out at your shoulder, or sometimes may try to discover things around them. PAY ATTENTION to them as they wanders as birds may not be familiar with surroundings and may get hurt if things caught their wings, beaks or claws. They may fly and must ensure surrounding has no mirror, opened doors or windows that they will get easily caught in or at.
  • Play gym and many bird toy and accessories are suitable for inactibirds or parrots if room or space provided is too small for their size. Check out more bird toys, such as ladders, swings, mirrors with bells, wooden chews are great items to keeping them entertain, while trimming their beaks.

Maintenance:

  • Clean your bird’s cage weekly. Remove and wash the cage tray and perches and wash all corners inside, outside and around the cage. Make sure all toys are clean and damage-free.
  • Clean your entire cage with disinfectant solution (i.e. diluted bleach or similar products found in our stores. Rinse well and dry everything before returning your bird to his/her cage.
  • Keep your pet’s plumage looks perfect with bird bath. Put a shallow dish at the bottom of the cage that allows the bird to enjoy the bath himself/herself. You may need to schedule a bath time before change all the papers at the bottom of the cage.
  • Training your budgies and cockatiels to socialize with you and your family will not only bring happiness to birds, but also prevent future problems, such as loud noises. As a suggested, open the bird cage and insert your hand with some treats. Talk softly and reassuring your bird with popcorn or sunflower seeds. BE PATIENT as this may take some practices. Until the bird gains trust with you to take food from you, you can pass a perch or thin stick into the cage and gently pressed on your bird. Slowly he or she will hop onto the stick or perch. Then, you will able to work to get your bird onto your finger.

Vet Care:

  • Fluffy feathers, sitting quietly at the floor of the cage with closed eyes may be signs of bird feeling uncomfortable. Others include change in consistency, number of times/colors of droppings, coughing, sneezing, blocked nostrils, labored breathing, crusty beak or eyes.
  • Pets Wonderland recommends annual visit to avian vet would keep your bird in good conditions.
  • Usually check for weight loss or gain as a sign of illness, as well as other test that monitor your buddies’ health

Supply Checklist

  • Cage with suitable size
  • High-quality pelleted food
  • Safe bird Toys and Accessories (i.e. Sandpaper Perches, Mirrors, etc)
  • Non-toxic newspaper for cage bottom (for easy cleaning)
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