Birds are the third most popular pet in the United States. Even though they are small and caged, birds still require a great deal of care and attention. They are complex creatures, and if you take good care of your own bird, you will have the opportunity to see what unique pets they are.
Food For Thought
Birds are complex eaters and require a variety of foods to keep them healthy, depending on what type of bird they are. Read what The Humane Society says about feeding your pet bird below.
Feed Your Bird Well
Did you know that most parrots and birds kept as pets should eat very little seed? It’s fattening and not health-supporting in high quantities. Most birds should be on a diet of a high-quality, organic pellet and a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains. Talk to your avian veterinarian about diet, check out the diet resources from Phoenix Landing (for instance, the “Nourish to Flourish” book and “Feeding our Parrots Well” DVD). The two most reputable, commercial bird food companies are Harrison’s Bird Foods and Roudybush.
Read our full list of Bird Care Essentials: Tips for Birds
At Gresham Animal Hospital, we have been providing loving care to our patients and their owners since 1944. Gresham Animal Hospital offers the highest standard of care and services to Oregon pet owners in the Gresham area. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment for your pet.
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SRC: Read more about Bird Care at: The Human Society