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Top 7 Must Have Items Before Getting a Pet Bird

        Before you buy a new pet bird it is very important that you have all the necessary items ready in your home. These items are Cage, foods, perch, water and food bowls, cage liners, a nest box or a hiding place like a coconut, toys, a bed and some essential supplements.

Buy a Beautiful and comfortable Cage

        Before you bring your new pet home make sure you all ready have its cage ready. This is very important to make your new pet bird feel comfortable in its new home. Your new pet bird will spend a large majority of the time during the day in his cage. Make sure you pick the rite one. Depending on what type of bird you are getting it’s the type of cage you will need. Bellow we will post some suggestions of really nice cages that you can buy your new pet bird.

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The Rite Size Cage For Each Bird

Ø  Finches, Parakeets, Canaries

( Small Cage )

Ø  Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Conures

( Medium Size cage )

Ø  Quaker Parrots, Indian Ring Necks,Rosellas

( Large Cage )

Ø  Amazon Parrots, Cockatoos, Macaws, African Grays

( Extra Large Cage )

Foods and Treats

Make sure you have the food waiting in your home before the bird arrives. This also includes the treats for your bird. Birds love treats just as much as they love food, just make sure you don’t feed them only treats. Each bird have a different diet also make sure you know in what diet you bird is currently on because changing diets drastically can end up in bad results ( Click Here To read More about changing a birds diet ) Some treats that birds love are essentially the Dry Spray Millet and the Egg Food. This treats are relly good for your health bird and happiness just make sure you don’t overfeed them with treats because they need a well balance diet to stay healthy and happy.

Perches For the Cage

                It’s very important that you have a perch or two available for the cage of your bird. Depending on the type of bird you are getting is the size of the perches you need. There is lots of benefits for your bird to have some nice perches to stand on. Beside all the joy that bring to them it stimulate them and keep them feeling good.  Basic Birds that need big perches to keep them stimulated are.

  • African Grays
  • Macaws
  • Amazons
  • Cockatoos

Have all Water and Food Bowls Ready

Now that you have all the foods and treats ready you need something were to place them. For this is very important that you purchase at least 2 food and water bowls. The reason for this is because you need different recipients were to place the different types of foods and treats. And the only way to keep it organize with each one of them is by having multiple bowls in the same cage.

            Another reason why is important to have the waters and the different foods separated is because when they are all in individual bowls you can see how much of each they are really eating. Its perfect to monitor what they are really eating.

Have a Coconut or nest box Ready

Birds love to hide, sometimes they do it for fun and other times they can use the hiding space to go in when they are scare or don’t feel secure for some reason. Make sure you have ready in their cage ether a coconut if they are small birds or a big nest box if is one of the larger birds. Bellow we will list the basic types of birds and the type of nest box they need.

The Rite Type Of Box For Each Bird

Ø  Finches, Parakeets, CanariesCoconut or small box
Ø  Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Conures Coconut or Medium box
Ø  Quaker Parrots, Indian Ring Necks,RosellasLarge Box
Ø  Amazon Parrots, Cockatoos, Macaws, African Grays( Extra Large Box in L chape )

Have some Toys Ready

It’s super important that you don’t forget to have some toys for your new bird to play with. This helps your bird’s brain stay active and it also helps with its beaks and nails. An active bird is always more healthy then a sedentary bird.  It will make your bird a lot more happy and healthy the investment is worth it your bird will thank you.

Supplements And Vitamins

Make sure you have ready for your bird arrival at least one supplement and vitamin available. We don’t recommend to overfeed to many vitamins or supplements to the birds if is not sick but it’s always good to have some good vitamins around. We also recommend calcium supplements too keep your bird in top health.

Raidel Marrero CEO

My name is Raidel Marrero, I am the creator of TampaLovebirds.Com and a bird breeder here in Tampa Florida. I love to write and share all my personal experiences here in our blog. We also ship our birds all over the US, bringing happiness and love to many homes.

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