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Caring for your pet bird: The essentials

Caring for your pet bird: The essentials

If you have recently welcomed a pet bird into your home, congratulations! Birds make wonderful companions and can provide endless enjoyment and companionship. However, it is essential to understand that birds require a great deal of care to stay healthy and happy.

So, let’s chat about the essentials of pet bird care. We will cover everything from training your pet bird to how to keep them healthy. So read on for the need-to-know topics before you welcome your new family member home.

Cage / Enclosure

One of the most important things you need to do when caring for your pet bird is to make sure that they have a suitable environment. You will need to provide them with a cage or aviary that is large enough for them to move around freely and stretch their wings. In addition, make sure you include perches, toys, and other objects to keep your little feathery friend entertained and stimulated while you’re not around.

Feeding

Ensuring your pet bird is fed a healthy and nutritious diet should be very high on your priority list. Opt for a pellet-based food or a mix of seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Also, refresh their water bowls daily to prevent bacteria build-up.

It’s also good to include a probiotic in your pet bird’s diet to keep its immune system strong and fight off any harmful bacteria.

Worming

Just like any other pet, pet birds need to be wormed regularly. Birds, like any animal, can pick up worms from their environment, which can make them very sick. Fortunately, there are many effective worming treatments available for pet birds.

Check out our range of worming solutions by clicking here.

Mites & Lice

Mites and lice are tiny parasites that can live on your pet bird’s skin and feathers. These pests can cause your bird a great deal of discomfort and can even lead to secondary infections. If you think your pet bird has mites or lice, take them to the vet for treatment as soon as possible.

It might be a good idea to have mite treatment on hand for situations where you can’t access a vet when you need to. Click here for our mite treatment for birds.

Training

Last but not least, it is a good idea to put some effort into training your pet bird. Training will help your new bird become a well-behaved and happy pet. Training your pet bird can be a lot of fun, so be sure to put some time aside each week to work on this important aspect of pet bird care.

We hope you have found this blog post on pet bird care helpful! If you have any questions about caring for your pet bird, be sure to consult with a qualified veterinarian. They will be able to give you the best advice on keeping your pet bird healthy and happy.

If you have any questions in regards to caring for your pet bird, please feel free to contact us by filling out the contact form here. You can also keep up with all of our pet care tips and advice by following along on Instagram and Facebook.

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