Do you know how to take care of your parrots health?
Are you even aware of the various types of Parrot Diseases out there?
Is your parrot healthy right now?
How do you know?
Do you know what signs to look for in a sick Parrot?
By instinct, Parrots will conceal signs of illness to prevent them from appearing weak, since a weak Parrot is an easy target for predatory birds and animals.
Unfortunately, by the time you notice any signs of illness or disease, your bird is extremely ill and you need to seek veterinarian care from an avian vet immediately.
Each Parrot behaves differently, but there is a sign of illness that all Parrots exhibit:
If your Parrot is perching or even sitting at the bottom of his cage with fluffed up feathers you need to move him immediately to a source of heat and call your vet right away.
Each parrot behaves differently, but there is a sign of illness that all Parrots exhibit:
If your parrot is perching or even sitting at the bottom of his cage with fluffed up feathers you need to move him immediately to a source of heat and call your vet right away.
Also have you got a first aid kit prepared just for your parrot?
Are you familiar with what needs to be in that kit?
Most people will have common items such as:
1. A towel for wrapping and securing a parrot;
2. Scissors; Quick-Stop or Styptic Pencil (silver nitrate stick) to stop bleeding from a broken blood feather or other kinds of cuts.
Avian blood has very few clotting agents in comparison to mammal blood.
A parrot can therefore, literally bleed to death from a broken blood feather.
But you should also have such items as: a magnifying glass, tweezers, syringe and pedialyte to re-hydrate a dehydrated bird.
You also need sterile water, hand feeding formula and ice cream sticks too.
Another great way to keep your parrot healthy is by grooming it on a regular basis!
Here are 4 main aspects of grooming your Parrot:
2. Clipping Wings
3. Clipping Nails
4. Trimming Beaks
In the wild, parrots bathe almost daily and sometimes even several times per day.
It is very important to give your parrot a bath every day!
Frequent bathing manages your parrot’s dander and applies significant moisture to the feathers, as well as softening any new pin feathers that your Parrot may have.
Not to mention that regular baths keeps your parrot nice and clean and provides a source of extreme pleasure for him.
African greys, cockatoos and cockatiels develop large amounts of dander, causing allergies to some of their owners.
Bathing them regularly can reduce the amount of dander being released.
Cockatoos also have an undercoat of feathers called down.
If the down feathers are not cleansed regularly, they can become an irritant to the bird and cause the bird to start feather-plucking or self-mutilating!
Do you know how to bathe your parrot properly?
Here a few other tips for bathing him.
1. Line the sink or bowl with a rubber mat or towel to prevent him from slipping around.
2. If you shower with your Parrot, always wear a shirt to protect your skin.
3. A shower perch allows your bird to shower with you hassle-free.
4. Never leave your parrot unsupervised in water as he could drown.
So now you know that it is important to your parrots health to give him regular baths, but do you know what time of the day is best for bath time?
Or how often to give your parrot a bath in the summer versus winter time?
Well, not to worry, as our course will explain all that to you and much, much, more!
You will not regret taking the time now to learn more about what you can do to improve your parrot’s health.