Amazons As Allies – 5 Ways To Keep Your Pet Amazon Parrot

UnCategorized Amazon Parrots have amazingly beautiful plumage with colors specific to species ranging from greens, to reds, yellows, and even lavender. They are friendly, adapt well in captivity, and are generally able to talk. Like most medium to large size parrots, they need a lot of attention from their human to remain happy and healthy. Here are 5 ways to ensure a long and happy companionship with your parrot. My Home Sweet Home-Various species of Amazons can range from medium to large in size and need a very generous size cage. It should allow for several levels of perches as well as adequately accommodate the wing span. This means a cage approximately 5 feet square. The general rule of thumb for housing is the bigger the better. This allows your bird to be able to exercise, play with toys, and otherwise amuse itself when it is enclosed and not receiving attention from humans. Food Glorious Food-Like most parrots, it needs a well balanced diet. Sprouted seeds are packed with nutrients and should come high on your shopping list for food. And whereas a high quality seed mix can form a valuable base for your pet’s diet, fresh fruits, vegetables, and greens are needed to provide the nutrients that help keep the immune system strong and allow your bird’s body to do a better job of resisting disease and infection. Fruits should include apples, watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, oranges, and pomegranate seeds. Offer vegetables such as cucumbers, kale, broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots, and peppers. And don’t forget to offer occasional treats such as fresh millet spray, honey sticks, popcorn and peanut butter for a start. Not to worry, your bird will let you know which things are his favorites. Be sure to remove fresh food after several hours to avoid having your bird ingest food that has spoiled. Make fresh water available constantly. I Wanna Hold Your Hand-Birds that have been hand fed and raised are the quickest to give themselves over to you as their new caregiver by sitting on your hand. If your bird is not use to human interaction, it may take a while, but your patience will pay off handsomely. Most can be trained to talk, and do cute tricks if training is done on a consistent basis with best results in the late afternoon or evening. Get Me to the Vet on Time– An avian vet that you have confidence in is a must-have. Make sure you take your bird to the vet initially to establish a base line for general health, and to get recommendations for diet, vitamin supplements, exercise, and behavioral management tips and resources. Be sure to have an emergency number and procedure. Once you are familiar with what is normal for your bird, stay alert for any changes in appearance, behavior, energy level, appetite, or any discharge from eyes, or nose. These are often indications that your bird is ill. If there is one piece of advice that is the most important it’s—don’t wait. Get professional advice and help immediately if there is any question about your bird’s condition. And often you only get one chance to make the call. Better to be safe than sorry. Amazons Just Wanna Have Fun-Toys are essential to maintaining your bird’s well being. Ropes, swings, perches, and chewable wooden toys are particularly good for Amazons because they are such chewers. Be sure to supervise play to make sure that toys remain safe, and remove any that are worn and could possibly cause harm. Rotate toys frequently to keep interest and curiosity high. Channeling their innate need to chew onto things that are safe will help curb their need to chew on things outside the cage that could harm them. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: