Birds make great pets for any household. They are often easier to take care of than four-legged pets. Our veterinarians often provide care for all types of birds while taking their unique nature into consideration. Some common pet birds we treat are Parakeets, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Lovebirds, Finches, Doves and Meyers Parrots. With proper care, you feathered friends can have many happy years with you and your family.
We provide a complete physical examination as well as nail, wing and beak trimming if needed. To schedule an appointment for your pet bird call us at 506-858-9900.
How can I keep my pet bird happy?
Birds have an advanced emotional complex and require lots of engagement to be happy. You should keep in mind that your pet bird’s natural habitat is in the wild. Here is how you can keep your feathered friends in good spirits:
1. Give them plenty of exercise. In the wild, birds get exercise through flying and foraging for food. You can provide toys for them to toss around and play with outside of their cage. You can also teach your bird tricks, have designated out-of-cage play times and play games with them.
2. Provide a varied diet. Pet birds should be given a diet appropriate with fresh fruits and vegetables along with commercially produced seeds and pellet mixes. These foods provide proper nutrition and vitamin intake for your pet. New foods cause excitement for your pet birds and promote mental stimulation.
3. Socialize with your pet bird. Creating a bond with your pet bird keeps them happy. You should spend a minimum of 3-4 hours daily to play or handle your pet bird as this helps them adjust to domestication in a better way.
4. Choose appropriate cages and toys. If you have a busier schedule, toys are essential to keep your feathered friend entertained while you are away. Pet birds need a variety of toys and cage accessories, as they can get bored of the same ones. Some toys can include wooden spools, molted feathers, paper for them to shred, or even popsicle sticks.