How to take care of a pet parrot

Parrots are highly intelligent birds that will certainly attract the eye and become the focus of attention in any room. It is so important to know about parrot care as it can mean the difference between having a relationship that is fulfilling and having a problem child with the terrible twos to deal with.

When it comes to taking care of your parrot, there are at least three distinct things that you must have to properly take care of him or her. These three things are essential to your parrot’s well being.

They are also essential to your parrot’s life span. These three things are a well-balanced diet. A large enough birdcage where he can grow and prosper, and an endless supply of fresh water.

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Taking care of your parrot

A Well balanced Diet For Your Parrot

Don’t assume that just because a parrot is a bird that all they want to eat are seeds. This is very far from the case. As a matter of fact, parrots eat a whole list of different foods, and if you want to know how to properly take care of them, then you should be prepared to keep them happy by feeding them different things.

Parrots can eat a whole host of fresh fruits and vegetables which include: apples, bananas, melons, pineapples, carrots, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, green beans, and corn.

When you put these fresh fruits and vegetables TOGETHER with a high-quality seed mix, then you have the makings of a happy and healthy parrot!

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A Birdcage For Your Parrot

Putting your parrot in its cage when you get home from the parrot breeder is only the start as tempting as it may be to think otherwise.

You need to handle your parrot correctly and spot signs of boredom, upset, irritability and stress. Otherwise, you are in for a rough time. By learning this, you will have many happy years together simply because you put in the hard work up front.

Two different sides of the same debate here. One side says to buy an aviary, which is a huge cage that you can keep many birds in, and the other side says to just buy a large birdcage.

Not everyone can afford an aviary, and if you can’t then a big birdcage will do the trick. Whatever you do, the cage should be big enough so that your parrot’s feathers are not sticking out of it!

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A constant supply of fresh drinking water will be much appreciated by your newly adopted bird. This should be changed Every day! I say every day because parrots can get quite messy and stale water sucks!

Whatever you do with your diet should reflect in your parrot’s diet. If you drink fresh water every day, then so should your parrot!

When you first get your parrot, you need to make sure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge to take them in as a member of your family and train them. This can be easier said than done.

Parrot care including diet and exercise will lead to a long life as your parrot could live 20, 30 or more years. Noticing what your parrot does when it is happy and healthy will hold you in great stead if you notice any changes such as lethargy, loss of appetite, discharge from eyes or diarrhea.

These are symptoms you need to bring to the attention of your avian vet. Get to know and pay attention to your parrots well being.

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