Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Caring For Parakeets

Caring For Parakeets
By Nancy Richards

Caring for parakeets is the most important step in keeping
parakeets as pets. Remember their immune systems can be touchy.
This means that at the first sign of illness, you should contact
your veterinarian immediately. Even a simple virus can turn
deadly overnight. A regular care and checkup of your parakeet
can keep you away from visiting the vet too frequently. Caring
for parakeets means

A regular checkup of their plumage - birds keep their plumage
in peak condition by preening. You can encourage this by
occasionally misting it with warm water.
Selecting the right cage for your parakeet - choose a cage that
is large enough to allow it plenty of exercise. Most cages come
with 2 perches. For more specialized caring for parakeets, you
can attach a cuttlebone to the side of the cage. It will help
keep the bird's beak in good condition and will serve as a
source of calcium and other minerals.
A proper and adequate diet – this is the single most notable
aspect in shaping the health, vitality, and permanence of your
parakeet. Give them leafy green vegetables, rice, tofu, some
seeds and fruits like orange and papaya. These would give them
all the required nutrients to keep them healthy.
Regular bathing of your parakeet – give your parakeet a regular
shower of 5-7 times a week in the summer and 3-5 times a week
during the winter. This routine will help you keep your parakeet
clean and avoid skin related diseases.
Proper grooming of your parakeet – proper and regular trimming
of the toenails is very essential. Consult a veterinarian if you
wish to clip its wings.
Lack of parakeet care can result in feather plucking, moody and
ill-trained parakeets at home. It is always a good idea to know
what injuries and what diseases can affect your parakeet, what
is the ideal diet for a parakeet, how many times a week should
you give it a bath. These would help you undertake foolproof
caring for your pet parakeets.

A healthy parakeet is more likely to be immune to diseases and
can stay around for a long time to make you laugh, make you
entertained and give you a moment to smile…

About the Author: The author is a parrot lover for the last 12
years and is the owner of the website http://www.pet-parrots.com
Source: www.isnare.com

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1 comment:

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