In part one of our bird care series, we explored important information about the love and attention your pet bird needs to feel comfortable and happy at home. Now, Valley Animal Hospital is ready to present more valuable advice about your bird’s nutrition and health. Your new feathered companion can be one of the most loved members of your family, and we’re determined to help you keep it strong and healthy.

Valley Animal Hospital is ready to help you give your feathered friend a long and healthy life! Give us a call to learn more about our bird services today.

Good Nutrition is Key

Your new pet bird needs your love and attention to live a happy life, but their nutrition is just as important. Pelleted bird food is a great base for your bird’s diet, plus it’s nowhere near as messy or hard to control as regular seed feed. If you want to give your bird a treat for good behavior, fruits and vegetables such as apples and melons are perfect options.

Make a Good Environment

The environment for your feathered friend can have a huge impact on its health, so it’s important to make it as comfortable as possible. The first thing to consider is finding a birdcage that is appropriate. The bars on the cage should be less than one-half inch apart and located away from sunlight and drafts with good lighting and a comfortable temperature.

It’s important to understand your bird’s cage should never be placed in the kitchen or a restroom where chemicals and temperature changes can cause harm. Additionally, avoid placing the cage close to machinery, fumes, heat and sharp objects. To give your pet optimum comfort, make sure to clean its cage once a week and give a more thorough and disinfecting cleaning once a month.

Find Help at Valley Animal Hospital

Your relationship with your new pet bird can thrive and develop into something beautiful if you provide it with the love and care it needs. If you need any advice on pet care or are looking for more information about our services, give us a call in McAllen today.

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