07 Jul Tips For Parrot Lovers
A parrot lies in the avian group of pets.it is referred to as the smart talker. It is actually very smart and is popular for its expertise in imitation. In taking in a parrot as a pet, it is vital to allow the parrot to behave naturally as it is not a domesticated animal.
Care for a parrot:
Training: as I said, parrots are one of the smartest birds, they are quick to learn skills and how to talk. You could teach your parrot some tricks such as giving a high five, shaking the feet. In cases of talking you as the owner require to talk to it frequently telling it what you are doing and with no time you have a talking bird, this creates a bond between you and your pet since you can communicate.
Meals: not at any time should the parrot’s cage lack food and water. However the bowls should be cleaned at all times. Parrots have a tendency of dropping their food in the water bowl you therefore you need to always change the water for hygiene purposes. Or train the parrot to drink water from a water bottle.
Diet: the nutritional diet varies according to the type of parrot you have, however, there is a common meal plan i.e., fruits, pellets, cooked grains, and legumes. They are also to be checked not to take toxic foods such as chocolates, seeds of fruits, or also caffeine. Give your pet just enough so as it may not be overweight.
Habitat: as we all know, parrots, live in a cage. The cage should hence be the correct size. You should also always clean the cage daily, put the cage in a strategic place where it will be involved with the people around. The cage should not be at a position where there is direct sunlight.
Hygiene: make a point of always bathing your parrot, trim the parrots nails, wings and beak as well
Rest: a parrot needs about 12hours to sleep every night.
Safety precautions: always have some safety measure lined out especially when out with your parrot, ensure that it always has its halter and leash. When indoors, supervise it at all times so that it may not fly away.
A parrot’s care is mainly dependent on its species and preference.