Attracted in by their engaging personalities, beautiful color combinations, and intelligence, people have domesticated parrots into their homes and lives for many generations. For a bird that naturally inhabits tropical and subtropical regions and forests, there have to be some changes made to a usual family home in order for a parrot to not only be happy and comfortable but also healthy as well.
There are numerous varieties of parrots and they each may require care slightly differently, but all parrots require correct healthy nutrition to maintain a high quality of life. The real contents of a healthy balanced diet should be clean water each day for a start along with seed with a vitamin supplement, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as pellets. Another necessary requirement is to keep a clean birdcage, and this can often involve daily cleaning. As well as the birdcage needing repeated cleaning, it is of even more consequence to make sure that their water and food holders are kept clean each and every day.
Parrot owners should clean hands before handling their parrot, preparing their food and even cleaning their dishes as so to minimize bacterial infections. It is a little recognized fact that our mouths contains bacteria that is dangerous to a parrot’s health so owners should avoid the temptation to allow their parrots to ‘kiss’, which they can be known to do. Another important aspect of maintaining a healthy happy bird is the size of his cage also known as parrots HQ, it should be sufficiently large enough for the parrot to spread its wings within his parrots HQ and also there should be enough room for up to four safe parrot toys.
Depending on the size of parrot they can live up to and beyond 60 years if suitably looked after. Naturally smaller parrots are expected to live from 10 years upwards and the larger species live a lot longer. This means that they often form a very tight relationship with their human family. This means that the birdcage ought to ideally be located where the owner spends a lot of time when at home. An additional part of their care routine involves cutting their nails at regular intervals as they are always growing. Failure to perform these daily duties to your parrot can lead to problems for the parrot.
They usually take care of their beak, especially if their cage has some sand in it where they can grind their beak as they forages for food. Also, many owners have their parrots wings clipped every few weeks which reduces their flight considerably and this is done to stop the parrot causing injury to itself and potentially others. It is also vital that parrot owners clean their birds every day. They can do this with fresh water and a water bottle or a water sprayer. The more effort and care an owner puts into caring for their parrot the more they are rewarded with a healthy companion who they can share a lengthy life with.