Whether you are buying a small parakeet or an large parrot, you must be certain that you’re prepared to look after your new feathered friend properly.
1 thing that all pets, including birds want is attention. If your schedule has you working long hours and not spending much time at home, maybe you should think about a fish tank instead of a bird. A bird can’t be left in it’s cage all of the time and still be expected to be friendly on the odd days when you feel like playing it. Some birds need more interaction than others, but they are social animals and require you to set aside some time every day to play together. You can use this opportunity to teach them tricks and strengthen the bond between you.
When contemplating bringing a bird into your house, you must consider the protection of your pet. Are there any other pets in the home that could be threatening to the bird? Are there any tiny nooks and crannies that a bird might get into and hurt himself?
You have to purchase a cage that’s the ideal size for your bird. Many parrots become rather adept at opening their own cage doors so that you need to consider how simple the crate is to break from. The crate should be made from a safe material and also have bars spaced in such a way that the bird can’t get his head stuck in between them. There should be no sharp edges and their needs to be proper food and water dishes in addition to perches within the cage. Cages can be costly, but do not skimp on this as it’s your pets new home!
Prior to buying the cage, consider where you’ll be keeping it. It’s best if the cage can be in a quiet corner but close family activities as your bird really wants to become a part of their family. Be aware that the fumes from nonstick pans can be deadly to a pet bird, so be certain that to eliminate all of your non stick pans prior to bringing your bird house. Needless to say, you may wish to keep the cage from the path of visitors so that you will need to buy a cage that’s the proper size for your bird in addition to the ideal size to fit in the planned location.
Based upon the size of your bird, you might want to take into account the amount of noise that he is going to produce. Parakeets make little chirpy sounds, for the most part, aren’t annoying. Most happy birds won’t yell constantly, but it’s natural for them to call out at times so be sure that you (and your neighbors) can handle the amount of noise made by the bird.
Finally, ensure that you would like to commit to the maintenance that’s vital to have a happy healthy bird. You will want to clean out the cage every day and ensure that you provide fresh water and food. Food your bird a varied diet and have him checked by a vet (preferably one that specializes in birds) annually.
Birds can be very rewarding pets and require minimal care but they need to be given a comfortable and secure environment and your companionship so as to thrive. Many birds can live for 20 years or longer, which means you’re making a long commitment when you bring home your new feathered friend. This commitment to care and companionship is well worth it, however, because the benefits of owning these enchanting creatures are many!