How to Take Care of a Pet Parrot
Birds, especially the parrots, can be the best of our friends. They, however, are fragile, sensitive and need thorough care. You must know how to keep a pet safe, what to feed it and how, and make its first few days at your place as trouble-free as possible. Make sure you take a good care of keeping its food and water clean. Take away the food and water bowls every day for cleaning and replacing them with fresh food and water.
Set up your parrot’s cage in an appropriate place to ease your bird for transition into your home. If you have bought an older parrot, try to purchase its cage too because birds get very attached and defensive about the cages they have been living in.
The best food for a pet parrot can be formulated pelleted food which is alike dog or cat food but prepared for parrots. Besides, you can consider buying vitamin and mineral supplements for your parrot, and can keep a cuttlebone in his cage. Make sure to check them with your vet before you use these supplements if these are appropriate for your particular parrot. Parrots accept to eat various fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, kale, zucchini, yams, carrots, hot pepper, bell pepper, corn, cauliflower, squash, blueberry, strawberry, pineapple, watermelon, citrus, mango, and banana.
It could be a difficult task for you when it comes to taking care of an un-weaned parrot baby. When you bring your new parrot home, you need to do a lot of care during the first few days to get off on the right foot with your new pet. A pet carrier and suitable lining material can be the first thing you would need to bring your new parrot home. A bird poops every 20 minutes to 60 minutes. Buy a carrier which you may get with your bird from the bird store, however, you may need to get a breeder your own. It could be dangerous for you if you leave your parrot outside or in the car as the bird may fly away or can cause you an accident or even be easily harmed itself.
When you have brought your new pet home, you will need to make sure that you band your parrot properly. Every parrot should cover a band around one foot giving details about their history. Besides, you may like to get copies of any guarantees the breeder or pet store provides. You can also find an avian vet in your neighborhood if your parrot needs to be taken care.
Many people like to feed their pet with their hands. However it needs practice when you do this with an un-weaned parrot baby as you can harm your bird if you do not know the way to feed a baby bird. Get your breeder or pet owner to demonstrate you how the practice is done and what method they use. Find out what your baby bird was eating before you bring it home. You may consider buying the brand of feed for your pet and slowly change the amount of feed with mixing new feed into its feed.