Learn the Hard-Won Shortcuts I Use for A Healthy, Happy Parrot

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Before you purchase that parrot as a pet, educate yourself regarding the level of parrot care you will need to invest in your bird. Unfortunately many completely overlook the issue of parrot care when they decide to buy a parrot.  Depending on the species (there are approximately 350 of them), that level of care will vary.

Some types require less parrot care while others require a great amount of maintenance.  All parrots, however, tend to become ill very easy and once illness strikes, they die easy as well. That being the case,“ prevention ”is the key word when it comes to parrot care.

Here are some pointers about parrot care you might want to consider.

  • Educate Yourself About Your Species of Parrot
    There is some education involved in quality parrot care and there is no substitute for being well informed. Knowing all you can about your breed of parrot and familiarizing yourself with early warning signs that something may be wrong is imperative.  There are scads of good information available and, of course, your local veterinarian should be able to help.
  • Inoculations:
    Check with your breeder or place of purchase to make sure your parrot has received any inoculations it might require. Also check the regulations of your state or country to find out what inoculations might be required.  Regulations do vary from place to place.
  • Roomy Cage:
    Your parrot will require a cage that he can call home.  You can purchase cages in various sizes and styles.  The key is to make sure the cage you procure is spacious enough to allow adequate room for your bird to live, eat and play.  Parrots are not happy in cramped quarters.
  • Education Yourself Regarding Your Parrot’s Nutritional Needs.
    Proper nutrition is crucial in any parrot care program.  Seed alone is insufficient nutrition for your bird.  Familiarize yourself with issues of nutrition and feeding so that you will grow a healthy and happy parrot.
  • Cleanliness:
    A dirty cage is the main cause for illness among parrots.  Much of your parrot care program will focus on keeping your bird’s cage clean and bacteria free.  Your parrot cage ought to have a thorough cleaning once a week. That includes removing all accessories and toys and disinfecting them with a chemical-free solution.  The cage itself will also receive a thorough cleaning. Expect to do at least some cleaning on a daily basis.
  • Companionship:
    This is an important factor in quality parrot care.  Just like you, your parrot requires companionship.  In captivity, you and those around you are his only source of company.  Since most parrots are sociable they crave bonding and you will have to provide it.
  • General Health:
    Health and happiness go hand in hand for your parrot. It is imperative that part of your parrot care program includes an annual (minimum) visit to the veterinarian.  While your bird may seem healthy to you, only a trained professional can declare your parrot healthy and happy.  There may be health issues lurking in the shadows that have not yet manifested themselves, and this part of your parrot care program will expose them.  Your veterinarian can also help you set up an overall parrot care strategy.

Your parrot will thank you in many ways for maintaining a good parrot care program.

Parrot Care Guide Reviews

laura2Laura Russell is an ex-parrot breeder who has been in love with parrots and has provided parrot care for over 20 years now and regards them as part of her family. On Ultimate Parrot Guide Laura shares her expertise in her articles and is also happy to answer your parrot care questions.

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