How To Choose A Pet Bird
How To Choose A Pet Bird
A short video describing directions on how to choose a pet bird, it goes over the requirements of pet birds and what a future bird owner can expect as well as information on how to choose your pet bird.
Choosing your pet bird, never buy your bird on impulse. Always make sure you've got enough research and enough knowledge of the bird before you purchase it. You want to make sure that you have enough space in your home.
Everyone that's living in your household, even neighbors, you want to make sure everyone's comfortable with the bird. Some of the birds can be quite noisy creatures. Make sure you're aware of how noisy they can be, you don't want to upset your neighbors.
Make sure you're aware of the correct diet of the birds; vet bills can be quite costly. Make sure you're giving them the right diet with the right minerals, calcium, vitamins, and proteins that are needed for your bird. Make sure there are plenty of toys in the cage to prevent them from boredom.
Find out if they need a companion, if they need to live in small groups or large groups, or on their own. Most birds are very sociable so they need lots of attention. Interacting with the bird is a must.
They are very fun, they can be very affectionate, and give you plenty of fun and joy. Most birds live three years upwards so make sure you are aware of the huge commitment you may be taking on. When choosing your bird, look out for main health problems.
Eyes should be nice and clean, should be nice and glossy, with no discharge around the eyes. The beak should be nice and trimmed. It should not be overgrown.
The bum should be nice and clean, no feces around the area, claws should be nice and clean, and the nails should be nice and trim. If you're concerned about the length of the nails, please consult your vet or your nearby pet store. The feathers should not be ruffled up.
If they seem to be ruffled up, that could be a sign of illness or stress. Make sure the feathers are nice and smooth, the bird is nice and lively, and running around nice and chirpy making lots of noise and eating well. Make sure that where ever you decide to buy your bird from, whether it's a rescue home, a local breeder or a pet store, make sure the housing is nice and clean, they have plenty of fruit, plenty of vegetables, plenty of seed, and plenty of water.
Make sure the person you're getting your bird from has been recommended and have knowledge on that type of bird. And that's how you choose your pet bird! Good luck with your feathered friends. For more information, give us a call or pop in the store. .