Tips to Keep Your Bird Happy and Healthy

There are many reasons people have birds as pets.  Bird owners know that with the proper training and interacting, birds are very social creatures.  Birds are fascinating and beautiful creatures that can be companions for many years, up to 30 years!  If you are a bird owner, you may need tips to keep your bird happy and healthy.

What Are Some Tips to Keep Your Bird Happy and Healthy?

  • Proper Diet for Pet Birds 

If you want to keep your bird happy and healthy, start with a proper diet.  Provide your bird with a quality, varied diet that is fresh and balanced.   Ensure your bird gets all the vitamins and nutrients it needs and expose it to new and different foods to keep your bird excited and mentally stimulated. 

  • Socialize with Your Bird

Spend time with your bird every day.  Socialization and bonding are extremely important to the psychological and emotional well-being of your bird.  Without mental stimulation, your bird may become bored and depressed, which may cause behavioral issues. Consider flock mates for your avian friend.

  • An Enriching Bird Cage 

Provide an enriching cage, with ropes and ladders.   Place the cage in an active part of your home. Place plenty of entertainment in the cage, such as perches and toys.  Switch things out periodically, so your bird is sufficiently stimulated.  Exercise your bird. Provide as much time out of the cage as possible. 

  • Teach Your Bird New Tricks  

Keep its mental muscles in shape.  Teaching tricks is great for the bird’s brain and your relationship with the bird.

Contact Us

Animal Medical Center of Appleton can help you with any other questions you may have about your pet bird or almost any other type of pet. We serve pets in Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Grand Chute, and the surrounding areas.  Call 920-749-1717 or visit us at the Animal Medical Center of Appleton.