Birds are very fun and vibrant little pets. Polly can fill our hearts and homes with love, color, and song, as well as feathers and birdseed. Just like any other pet, birds thrive with love and good care. But how does one spoil a pet bird? A local Bucks County, PA vet offers some tips on this below.
Polly is both curious and intelligent, and she’s more or less wired to always be investigating something. Offer your winged pal lots of fun toys. Climbing toys, puzzle toys, chew toys, swings, bells, and hanging toys are all good options. You can also make your own. Look online for ideas and directions.
Birds are very active by nature: if you watch wild birds, you’ll see they’re always moving. Make sure Polly gets lots of time to play outside of her cage! (Note: you’ll need to do lots of birdproofing, but that’s another topic.)
Just like people, pets need good food to thrive, but can get bored with the same old, same old. Polly can have commercial food for her breakfast and dinner, but you’ll want to supplement this with a variety of foods, such as fresh fruits and veggies and whole-wheat pasta. Just keep in mind that not everything we eat is safe for birds. Always research new foods before handing them over. Ask your vet for more information.
Polly will spend a lot of time in her cage, so it’s extremely important to make sure that it’s clean, comfortable, and fun. Get the biggest cage you can. This is a one-time splurge, so the extra cost for a great cage will be well worth it in the long run.
Our feathered buddies are very sociable, and they crave interaction with their loved ones. Polly will get lonely and depressed if she’s stuck by herself in a back bedroom! Put your winged pet in a safe, quiet spot, where she can see and hear you, but isn’t too exposed.
Birds can form very strong bonds with their humans., and are happiest when they feel loved and safe. Pay lots of attention to your feathered friend! Talk to her, offer her toys and treats, and let her hang out on your shoulder or finger.
Does your bird need to come in? Contact us, your Bucks County, PA vet clinic, today!