Parrots and other pet birds need sunlight so that their bodies can manufacture Vitamin D. On warm spring and summer days, consider moving your pet's cage near a screened window or outdoors to a sunny spot for a few minutes. You'll find that it can be quite fun to enjoy your bird's company as you sit in the sun.
Spring and summer are the best times to share fresh fruits and vegetables with your pet. Not only are they tasty, they are packed with vital nutrients that will boost your feathered friend's health. For an easy treat, try whipping up some Peanut Butter Mango Bites or some Fruity Parrot Pops for your pet. They are the perfect compliment to a warm, sunny day!
Plenty of colorful plants and flowers grow in the spring and summertime -- and some of them have blossoms that make great chew toys for pet birds! Next time you are in your garden, try grabbing some clover, dandelion, or marigold blossoms for your bird to enjoy. These are all bird-safe plants that grow in most areas. If you do decide to use plants that are growing outdoors, make sure they are from an area where no pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals have been used, and wash them thoroughly before giving them to your pet. A safer alternative is to grow plants that are meant for your bird's enjoyment indoors, so you know that they are safe and toxin-free. Before you let your bird chew on any plant, make sure it is safe for birds.