What You Should Know About Your Bird
One blunder which many people
make when they decide to purchase a new pet bird is to make a hasty purchase without knowing much about the
kind of pet bird they are adding to their home. This can lead to
a number of unnecessary problems and unnecessary regret. They
may find that they do not know how to properly take care of the pet bird, that it is much more time-consuming
than they had expected, or that the pet bird they believed would be lots of fun was troublesome and
annoying. They may even decide that they really do not want the
pet at all.
Fortunately, this does not
need to happen to you. If you are willing to spend just a little
time learning about the pet bird you have chosen before you purchase it and take it home, you can easily
avoid any unnecessary problems and disappointment. Your new
pet-- and living with him-- will be a great experience!
Although the details will be
addressed in an upcoming chapter, one of the most important things you need to know in advance is the upkeep
which your new bird will need. This includes such factors as
when, what, and how often he will need to be fed and watered, special products he will need in order to stay
in excellent health, and the amount of exercise he will require.
If this is to be your first pet bird, knowing all of this in advance can prevent worry and stress, and help
your bird to lead a long, healthy life.
The more you know about the
specific type of bird you have selected, this also will go a long way toward the happiest life for him and
the most enjoyment for you. A good start would be to consult
with the owner of your pet shop, or check into resources at your local library. You can learn about the bird’s personality style and traits, what he is
capable of learning and doing, and any particular needs that he might have.
While you might be tempted to
think that all birds are basically the same, this is not necessarily the case. Learning as much as you can about the specific breed you want to buy is not
only informative, but will also show you how very special your new pet really is. You will surely appreciate his uniqueness!
When you have all of this
information in hand, you will be better equipped to know what to expect from your new pet, how to deal with
him effectively, and how to provide the type of care to keep him in the best condition and the brightest
mood.. It is likely that you will also find learning all about
your particular breed of bird is a fun experience in itself!
It is also a good idea for you
to know what kinds of health issues you may need to deal with in your new pet bird, as well as his expected
lifespan. Although pet birds are usually quite healthy and
resilient, and require very little maintenance to stay in
excellent condition, knowing these facts can help you to recognize health problems if they do
occur. You will know if he needs to be treated by your
veterinarian, or if there is a minor problem which you can easily take care of yourself.
There are two very important
benefits to having this information. First, you will be prepared
for any sudden emergencies which require immediate attention;
and second, owning and caring for your new bird will be free of unnecessary worry.
One way to look at it is that
if you were preparing to bring your first child home with you, you would want to learn everything there is to
know before taking that important step. You can think of your new pet bird in a similar fashion. The more you
know, the more prepared you will be to fully enjoy every minute of your life with the brand-new addition to
your family. When you are better-equipped for his everyday care as well as any unforeseen emergencies, this
will in turn give you more time to have fun with him! When it comes down to it, getting the most out of
owning your new pet is the whole idea. You can relax, play, and love