Bringing home a new hand raised pet bird can be a wonderful experience, but it's important to be prepared for the transition.
From choosing the right bird to setting up their new home, this guide covers everything you need to know to ensure a smooth and happy adjustment for both you and your feathered friend.
Choosing the Right Bird for You.
Before bringing home a hand raised pet bird, it's important to choose the right species for your lifestyle and living situation. Consider factors such as noise level, size, and temperament when selecting your new feathered friend. Research different species and talk to our experienced staff or breeders to find the perfect match for you. Hand reared birds that we sell make excellent feathered companions, species we have available include:
- Eclectus parrots
Preparing Your Home for Your New Bird.
Once you have chosen the perfect hand raised pet bird for your home, it's important to prepare your living space for their arrival. This includes creating a safe and comfortable living environment, providing appropriate food and water dishes, and setting up perches and toys for your bird to play with. It's also important to follow the established routine for feeding, cleaning, and interacting with your new feathered friend that they are familiar with to help them adjust to their new home.
Follow the Advice from the Breeder or our Knowledgeable Staff
It is important to follow advice from a bird breeder or pet store staff when bringing home a new hand-raised bird because they have experience and knowledge about the species of bird you are bringing home. They can provide valuable information on the bird's care, diet, behaviour, and health. By following their advice, you can ensure that your bird receives the best possible care and has a smooth transition to its new environment. They will be able to answer any questions you have about the bird's behaviour and help you develop a good relationship with your new pet. Ultimately, their guidance can help you provide a safe and healthy home for your new feathered friend. These tips will ensure that your bird continues to thrive:
- Feed as frequently and as instructed by staff.
- Do not change your birds diet! This can be fatal as your bird will only recognise the food that it has been weened onto.
- Use the same substrate that your bird is familiar with - we will advise you on this
- Ensure that your bird gets adequate sleep- they need at least 12 hours!
- Ensure that your bird is defecating
- Keep their worming regime up-to-date. We will advise you on when this is next due.
Introducing Your Bird to Its New Home.
When bringing home a hand raised pet bird, it's important to introduce them to their new environment slowly and carefully. Start by placing their cage in a quiet, low-traffic, draught free area of your home and allow them to explore their surroundings at their own pace.
Offer treats in the way of fruit or vegetables, and positive reinforcement to encourage them to feel comfortable and secure in their new home. Remember to be patient and understanding as your bird adjusts to their new surroundings, and always provide plenty of love and attention to help them feel at home.
Establishing a Routine and Bonding with Your Bird.
Establishing a routine and bonding with your hand raised pet bird is crucial for their overall well-being and happiness. Spend time with your bird every day, talking to them, offering treats, and playing with them.
This will help them feel more comfortable and secure in their new home, and will also strengthen the bond between you and your feathered friend. Additionally, establishing a routine for feeding, cleaning, and playtime will help your bird feel more secure and settled in their new environment.
Maintaining Your Bird's Health and Well-Being.
Maintaining your hand raised pet bird's health and well-being is essential for their happiness and longevity. Regular visits to an avian veterinarian are recommended to ensure your bird is healthy and to catch any potential health issues early on. Additionally, providing a recommended balanced diet with fruit and vegetables comprising of no more than 20% fruit and veg, plenty of exercise, and a clean living environment are all important factors in maintaining your bird's health.
Regularly cleaning their cage, providing fresh water and food, and offering toys and activities for mental stimulation are all ways to keep your bird happy and healthy.
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