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  • Behavior and Socialization

    Taming and Training Screaming Biting Stress Indicators of Health Problems Birds, Other Pets and Young Children Taming and Training Birds are highly trainable, but you need to begin the process from the very start of your relationship. No matter how cute and cuddly your new bird may be,

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  • Choosing Your Pet

    Birds can be high-maintenance pets because they are very sociable and demand attention. Birds need daily stimulation, which can come from lots of toys, an engaging environment and contact with humans. Parrot-type birds, in particular, tend to be noisy. Smaller birds are generally easier to manage than

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  • Daily Care and Grooming

    Cage Cleaning Handling Your Bird Bathing Feather Trimming Nail and Beak Trimming Cage Cleaning Water and food bowls should be cleaned daily with hot water and soap. Because of drippings and fecal matter, remove paper liner and replace with fresh paper every one-to-three days. Once a week,

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  • Diet and Nutrition

    Water Birds need to have cold, fresh water to drink. Place a water bowl in the cage and change the water once or twice a day. Some cages have water dispensers that allow birds to drink when they want. However, these dispensers can get blocked, which frequently leads to dehydration. A water bowl or cup

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  • Health Care

    Veterinarian Visits Common Health Problems Zoonotic Diseases Veterinarian Visits Like all pets, it is important to take your bird for its first veterinary examination as soon as you possibly can. The first examination gives your vet an opportunity to establish a baseline for the bird's health

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  • Housing and Equipment

    Cages Lining Your Cage Perches Toys Cages A bird's size is the most important determinant for the right cage. The cage needs to offer enough room for your pet bird to at least spread its wings freely and hop around inside. Figure a width of double the bird's wingspan. The bars must be smaller

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  • Physical and Mental Stimulation

    Daily Exercise Birds are active pets and need space and time each day to fly outside the cage. They also benefit from having perches in their cages at different heights to hop and jump around on and lots of toys for chewing and climbing. Just be sure no toxic materials are used and that all objects in

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  • Special Needs

    Travel When traveling with a bird, you need to create a microenvironment that mirrors the bird's regular habitat. Portable cages are available, although you need to be careful about any collapsible parts. Be sure to have plenty of toys in the traveling cage and give your bird food and water regularly.

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  • Types of Birds

    Color. Song. Playfulness. These are some of the reasons people choose birds for pets. Birds don't take up a lot of space and they are very social creatures. Pet birds fall into two categories: the parrot-types and the non-parrot species. Parrots are characterized by a curved shape of their beaks. They

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