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Pet Birds

Pet Birds

Pet birds are perfect (unique pets) for small dwelling, like apartments and small homes. Also, people that want intelligent pet companionship, but have minimal time and money to invest in a parrot. Be aware of the special characteristics of the species of bird you are interested in.

Research the breed locally and on the internet, for health reasons and ask questions about price for your region. You want the best and most beautiful bird for your family, without any problems or grief. Remember, you can purchase your (unique pets) pet bird from a number of sources. These sources include: pet stores, private dealers, breeders or individual persons. Always make sure, your pet birds health is your primary concern when you choose your new pet.

Also, you want your pet bird to have a good disposition and temperament. This is always beneficial to you and your bird, so you don’t want to have to give up your special pet because he does not fit in. Keeping your pet bird healthy at home is very important, so feeding the right diet is very important. The diet for pet birds can vary slightly depending on the size of the bird and their native feeding habits. Offering a variety of foods is best, because it makes for more of a balanced diet. Purchasing seed from a pet store is much more nutritious and even fresher than commercial seed. Pelleted foods are also available for pet birds.

Greens are an all time favorite treat for your pet bird, but you need to be careful about your bird overeating their greens. Thoroughly wash all the fresh greens before feeding it to your bird. Washing removes soil, bacteria and contaminants that could be very harmful to your bird. Backyard table greens should not have been treated with pesticides, fertilizers or insecticides; the healthier for you, the healthier for your (unique pets) bird.

Also, make sure to keep the water fresh so no bacterium grows in the water dish from accidental seeds falling into the dish. Keep the cage bottom clean, either with paper towels or newspaper.

Give your pet bird toys to play with, changing these out once in a while for a “change of pace”. They love to play too!

And TALK TO YOUR BIRD OFTEN, they need to be acknowledged and human companionship with speech is a wonderful way to do this.

Be patient with your young pet birds. They have to learn how to not bite you or tear up their cages and toys. Also, they need to learn how to associate with humans, not just their own bird kind. Young birds do learn fast, especially if they are born into your family. Handling the young bird often, and speaking softly to it, is a very good way to begin. Teaching the young ones to perch on your finger and again not biting, is the first step. But, always use their names while, gentle stroking their feathers on their heads works too.

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