have long been known as great companions to humans. They make wonderful
pets for people of all ages and their ease of care suits most lifestyles.
Petland Discounts carries a large selection
of birds, from the small and lively finches and canaries, to the
very large and intelligent cockatoos and macaws.When
selecting a pet bird, consider their habits and need for attention.
Large talking birds in general require more contact and human interaction
than smaller birds.
following list details a few necessary items for the care and well
being of your bird. Please ask an associate to customize a set-up
for the bird of your choice.
cage is the essential housing of any bird in captivity. A
cage not only serves as a means for keeping the bird from
flying away, but also as an enclosure to keep the bird out
of harms way. Cages should be large enough to allow freedom
of movement. The bird should be able to spread its wings and
turn fully without brushing them on the sides of the cage.
It should be equipped with doors, perches, and cups that are
large enough for the bird. Always select a cage provided with
an easy to clean removable tray. An associate can guide you
through cage selection.
The use of cage paper pre-cut in a variety of sizes to fit your
cage, will simplify the daily cleaning of droppings. Seed catchers
fashioned in different prints and styles are also a good addition
to a cage as they help minimize seed dispersion.
When placing your cage at home, select a visible area away from
drafts, where both you and your bird will enjoy the interaction.
Never place a cage in a kitchen where temperature fluctuation and
fumes can harm your bird.
All cages should be kept off the ground away from small children
and or other house pets. A cage stand or hanging chain from a ceiling
hook will hold the cage and bird at a secure more appealing height.
At night cover your bird with a cage cover; the darkness and quiet
they provide contribute to a good night’s rest. Petland Discounts
carries a large selection of handsomely made cage covers to fit
are several excellent brands of foods to meet your bird’s
dietary needs. Always be sure to feed a diet that is well
balanced for your particular bird. Birds eat small amounts
of food throughout the whole day, so make sure fresh food
and water are always available. Most birds also require fresh
fruits and vegetables as part of their diet. These should
be made available on regular basis.
Treats not only provide some variety in a bird’s diet,
but some also provide enjoyment as they peck at the sticks.
Your neighborhood Petland Discounts carries a variety of treats
specifically formulated for your bird in different flavors
captive birds require the continuous supply of vitamins and
minerals as part of their regular diet. Vitamins supplied
daily in their water or added to their feed aid in proper
growth and optimum health.
Calcium is also essential for proper bird health. It is especially
important for bone formation and for feathering. Calcium can
be made available to birds with the use of cuttlebones or
are very intelligent animals; they require toys that will
keep them busy to prevent boredom. Typical toys for birds
include mirrors, bells, toy birds and wooden blocks. Ask one
of our associates to point out the most appropriate toys for
enjoy a light misting from a spray bottle on daily basis.
Prepared birdbaths sprays (used at room temperature) will
stimulate their preening and keeps their feathers clean and
healthy. It is recommended to mist your bird early in the
day to allow the feathers time to dry before the evening temperature
Mite protectors should be used on every cage. These small
and un-obtrusive cans form a barrier around the cage that
prevents the entrance of mites and many other insects.
are several books written about pet birds. These can give
you an insight on their care and general habits. A book is
the most important tool for any pet owner.
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