Keeping Your Bird Healthy, Happy, and Comfortable
By Alyson Kalhagen, About.com Guide
Feeding and Nutrition
A healthy diet is very important to a pet bird, and variety is the spice of their lives! This section covers an array of different foods that pet birds love -- and a few that should be avoided at all costs. As they say, you are what you eat, and birds are no different. Make sure that your bird looks and feels his best by filling his dish with a fresh, nutritious, and varied diet.
- Seeds Vs. Pelleted Diets
- Toxic Foods to Avoid
- Homemade Bird Diets
- Feeding Birds "People" Food
- Nutritious Treats that Birds Love
Grooming and Hygiene
Keeping your bird's cage and feathers clean can help avoid illness, infections, and discomfort. Plus, all bird owners want their pets to look their best. Good grooming and hygiene practices can help make sure that your "pretty bird" is always in peak condition.
- Bathing Your Bird
- Clipping a Bird's Wings
- How to Trim a Bird's Nails
- Keeping Cages Clean
- Do Birds Need to be Misted?
Maintaining Good Health
Knowing what's normal for your bird in terms of behavior and body condition can be extremely beneficial in diagnosing health problems. Here you will find a collection of information that will make it easier to identify illness in your pet, and will help you learn when to seek medical treatment in case your pet gets sick.