Pet birds require different kind of supplies. Proper pet care involves choosing the right pet bird supplies. The first step to pet bird supplies shopping is knowing the basics. Once you've bought the basic necessities, taking care of your pet will be smooth sailing.
Your Pet's Bird Cage
Of course, you should not forget about the most basic of pet bird supplies: the cage. A cylindrical cage is too small so don't bother with those. Smaller birds need longer cages for their flying space. Larger parrots prefer height as well, so that they may climb and fly throughout the cage.
Perches and Stands
Since most birds spend their time standing, a perch is the most basic supply you'll need. Your bird will live accordingly if you get the right sized perch for the cage. An appropriate perch will allow a balance of movement and rest for the bird. Usually cages come with a wooden made dowel. Because it came with the cage, the right size for it has been measured. This means you should not take it away. However, you should still place other perches so the bird's feet won't get sore.
One option for a bird perch is one made of rope. The rope material is very soft and flexible, giving your bird a comfortable place to stand on. If you opt for the rope perch, make sure you trim it regularly. Otherwise, the bird's nails will get caught in the loose threads. A cheaper option is a plastic perch, but you have to ensure the bird does not swallow it. A sturdier material is wood such as Manzanita.
Shopping for a bird is easy once you keep the basics in mind. Ask experienced pet owners to recommend shops with the most trusted products.
You can also opt to get your bird different toys. The more playful birds will enjoy playing with these toys. Make sure the toys are not small enough for the bird to swallow. The toys should also not have any toxic chemicals or ingredients. Always ask the pet store or supplier about the toy's materials to ensure the bird's safety. The toy should also not entangle the bird. Don't bother with the toy if there is a possibility of the bird's wings or feet to get entangled.
The bird may also ingest the toy if it is very small. Make sure it is large enough to play with but not too small. Before getting any toys, get to know your bird to know its tastes. Observe how it moves to know which toys are appropriate.
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