Housing Your Parrot

Your parrot requires housing large enough so your bird can exercise its wings. It should be as big as you can provide. Your parrot will expect to be out of its cage for most of the day.

Perches should be provided preferably made of natural wood ie;willow or apple as this is best for your parrots needs as this will help keep its feet and claws healthy.

Parrots are very intelligent and because of this they need daily stimulation,interaction is needed between you and your parrot. This is both fun and enjoyment for both you and your parrot.

By changing their toys and the way you interact with them will result in a happy and healthy parrot.

By providing safe toys within and outside the cage will stimulate your parrot and it is both fun and enjoyable for you both. This will result in a happy and healthy content feathered friend.

If your parrot becomes bored it may result in a very unhappy parrot that may start to feather pluck.

Parrots like to climb,chew and play so by providing a wide variety of toys your parrot should have access to be able to climb like rope toys,climbing toys,wooden toys to chew (parrot friendly) even metal chain provides fun for them. You can also provide a parrot activity stand for them to play and feed on.

Observing Your parrot

It is essential to observe your parrot to notice any changes in behaviour or health if there are any discharges from the eyes, nostrils or breathing. The colour of its droppings and consistency. If there are any changes in the amount of food and water consumed.

Observe the breathing, rate, rhythm and depth and check if the beak opens when breathing.

If in any doubt consult your avian veterinarian without delay.