11.3 C
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Bird-Care Tips



“©2006 Publications International, Ltd. It’s important to choose the right bird for your type of home.See more pictures of pets.

There are myriad birds that make good pets. In fact, birds are among the most popular common house pets. But care must be taken in the choosing of birds and in their care. Here are some pointers.

Choosing a Bird

  • While small birds, such as parakeets and canaries, require minimal care, large birds, such as parrots, cockatoos, and cockateels, can require a great deal of care and demand a lot of affection. Make sure you know about the requirements of the bird you’re considering.
  • Avoid buying a canary between July and October, which is the canary’s molting season. A sudden environmental change during that period may send it into shock.
  • Before buying a parrot, be prepared for a lifetime relationship — it may live longer than you do. Parrots become extremely attached to their owners.

Caring for Birds

  • When holding a pet bird, be very gentle. Bird bones are fragile — even the slightest pressure on the wrong spot can cause a fracture.
  • Never let a pet bird loose in the kitchen. It may land on a hot pan or burner.
  • If a pet bird breathes through its open mouth, you know it’s sick. Buy a bird antibiotic at the pet store, pulverize it, and add it to your bird’s drinking water. If this doesn’t help, get it to the veterinarian.


Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

Be a Hero this Halloween

Be a Hero this HalloweenBeing a hero goes beyond dressing up in a costume this Halloween season. Children, families and schools across the country can channel their own superpowers to help deliver lif

Get Away Without Going Away

Get Away Without Going Away5 family staycation ideas that won’t break your budgetFamily vacations are a great way to bond and take a step back from the hectic schedules that accompany everyday life, b

5 Common Questions for Memorializing a Loved One

5 Common Questions for Memorializing a Loved OneOne of the most difficult conversations in a person’s life typically takes place near the end of that life. Planning for a funeral can put an emotional

Top Tips to Transition Back to Work After Baby

Top Tips to Transition Back to Work After BabyMany new parents spend hours preparing for the arrival of a new baby – reading books, seeking professional advice and consulting friends and family. Howev

Making the Back-to-School Transition Easy from Kindergarten to College

Making the Back-to-School Transition Easy from Kindergarten to CollegeIt’s time to get your household organized for another school year and all that comes with it. Whether your child is headed off to


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here