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Black Hills Parrot Welfare – how to provide proper care to your parrot

By Mary Colbert / March 7, 2017

Birds are highly intelligent creatures, and Myakka City is full of them. From different types of exotic birds, people usually decide to take parrots. They are a great addition to your family, but also a great joy. But, to provide them proper care, you are required to make all the necessary adjustment so that they will feel welcomed in your home. Considering that there are a large number of bird sanctuaries in Myakka City, you can also decide to adopt one, instead of buying it. Parrots can live much longer than any pet, proximally between 20 and 30 years. If you are planning to take a parrot, here is what you need to know.

Prepare your home

The first thing you should buy is a proper cage, depending on the size of the bird, you will need to choose the pen that has appropriate measures. In most cases, square or rectangular cages are the best solution. Make sure that cage has enough room for all the necessary items you plan to put inside. Parrots want to have things to keep them entertained, such as toys, but you will also need a room for water bowls and food bowls. The cage should be placed in a room which has a lot of traffic. Parrots don’t like to be bored. If you keep them isolated, they may develop serious depression or anxiety. If you have other pets, your parrot will have great fun with them.

Keep the temperature steady

The bird can tolerate a broad range of temperature, but the ideal temperature for them is between 65 and 85 Fahrenheit. You should avoid keeping your parrot in cold places, especially during the winter months. The temperature below 40 degrees can be dangerous for your bird, especially for small ones. Also, a temperature of 85 degrees can have an adverse impact on your bird; it can develop a stress. Make sure to provide an air circulation as well.

How to feed your parrot

Parrots are the birds that need a variety of diet and food that has a high nutritional value. You can always use seeds and pellets, which contain a lot of nutrients, but that should be the primary food. In addition to that, you can also use fresh fruits and vegetables, such as grapes, bananas, apples, carrots, peas and much more. Some parrots, love eating nuts and feel entertained while opening them. You should pay attention to avocado and onions, and never use them as food for your parrot because they are highly toxic.

Water container should be large enough for bathing

Parrots love to bathe, and they will usually use the water that is intended for drinking. In most cases that’s alright. But, make sure not to put inside some supplements and vitamins. Parrots drink small amounts of water, so you will never know how much did they drink. If the water is full of these supplements, it may cause bacteria to appear, which can lead to serious health problems.

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