Did you know that Scientists have proven that some parrot species have the emotional complexity of a five-year-old child? it’s seems like a full-time job to keep such intelligent creatures happy and comfortable in pet situations, but if you know the basics of your bird’s needs, it will be easy for you to make sure that your pet stays in a good health and content.
1. Give your bird plenty of exercise
In the wild, birds get all the exercise that they need by flying, foraging to get food, and trying to keep themselves safe from predators. Meanwhile, in captivity, it can be very challenging to provide adequate exercise unless if you make a concerted effort to do so.
Offering your bird a few creative exercise outlets will not only keep your feathered friend in a healthy and a good physical condition, it will also help make sure that they stay mentally stimulated happily in their home with you.
2. Feed your bird a varied diet.
For a long time, bird experts and scientists have touted the benefits of feeding parrots fresh foods, like: vegetables and fruits in addition to commercially produced seed and pellet mixes.
these foods are not only important to ensure proper nutrition and vitamin intake, but the very act of introducing new foods to your bird will also cause excitement and mental stimulation in your feathered friend.
In the other hand, you’ll find that you have a much healthier and happier pet, and one who welcomes a variety of healthy, bird-safe foods in their dinner bowls.
3. Take time every day to socialize with your bird.
It is very important to Take time to socialize and bond with birds and any pet, but with non-domesticated animals like exotic birds, it is essential.
Think about it, why keep an animal that you don’t have a good relationship with? Because birds have to be tamed on an individual basis, it’ss very hard to keep them happy if you don’t spend a proper amount of time with them.
Be sure to set aside a minimum of 2-3 hours dailly to handle and play with your bird in order to produce a happy and well-adjusted pet.
4. Teach your bird how to do a few fun tricks.
It doesn’t take a professional to teach a bird to do tricks, in fact, birds tend to learn faster and more efficiently from people that they are strongly bonded to. Teaching your bird so it can perform a few fun bird tricks can do wonders for your relationship with your bird and your pet’s general level of happiness.
Plus, it’s a blast to be able to show off how smart your bird is to family and friends! Just make sure you remember not to expect too much of your bird, and to keep your training sessions fun, short, and consistent. With just a little practice, you will be surprised at what your bird will be able to achieve!
5. Choose appropriate cages and toys for your bird.
Family commitments and busy work schedules often make it hard for birds owners to spend every hour of every day with their pets, and that is totaly understandable. But it is important, however, to do everything you can, so you make sure that your bird is entertained during the times that you are unable to play with your feathered friend.
Choosing interesting and appropriate birdcage accessories and toys is an important part of keeping your bird happy on a day to day basis. Remember that birds are exactly like toddlers, they will quickly get bored with the same old toys.
That’s why you should try to build up a collection of a variety of items that you can rotate in and out of your bird’s cage in order to keep them “fresh” and interesting for your pet.