In this article we’re going to tell you how to make small and medium sized parrots happy with their environment. We’re not going to cover the questions of big parrots’ maintenance as this is a whole another story and these guys require way more attention and special conditions than our smaller friends.
Right now pets of all kinds become more and more popular — it’s not only about cats and dogs, people take home rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, even insects are loved and taken care of. For sure, people love to share their pets’ lives on social media: so, instead of you having to buy Instagram likes for your parakeet’s photos we’re going to tell you how to arrange their life in a perfect manner to make them literally glowing with happiness and to make their environment animal-friendly and photo-friendly.
Budgies and parakeets are truly man’s best friends when they’re happy — to make sure they are, you have to choose the right cage for them and put everything they need inside it. Don’t try to find a smaller cage that would fit into your interior: if you made a decision to take home a new friend, you need to give them space. Each specimen has its own requirements in terms of free space: it shouldn’t be enough only to sit and sleep, a parrot should be able to move freely, jump and sometimes even fly from one perch to another. Without it your new friend will get sad and even sick after a while. For sure, you can let them out from time to time, but while you are away or have no opportunity to let them fly, they should feel fine inside the cage as well.
Each specimen also has special requirements in terms of food — some parakeets should be fed mostly with fresh fruits and vegetables and some of them are fine with ready-made dry mixes. Cones, flowers, grass, sometimes even meat, cottage cheese and eggs are fine and should be included into your birds’ menu. You should research it in terms of what exact specimen you’ve decided to make your new friend and compose them some sort of a list of approved products. Be careful with that: some birds are allergic to certain things, so you should make your research precise and oriented on your bird’s type only.
You cannot buy each toy that you see in a pet shop! Yes, that’s very important: birds actually shouldn’t contact with plastic toys too much, as well as they shouldn’t contact with fabrics and some types of ropes. These are dangerous for avian goiter and can cause suffocation and even death. Try to go for natural materials — there are tons of toys made out of wood (neutral and colorful ones), jute rope also works great and is also quite often included into birds toys elements, metal stuff is okay as well. Bells and feeders out of metal are the perfect things you could place inside your pet’s cage.
These 3 simple pieces of advice can help your bird feel great and have a good time in front of you — plus you will definitely get no bad comments from your followers on social media as everything is safe and arranged decently inside the cage.