Before you even bring your bird home there are a few things you need to do first. This is to make sure your pet is comfortable and happy and most importantly, safe.
Get a cage – make sure the cage is big enough for your bird, and can comfortably fit in a space that does not get disturbed too much. You need to remember the cage needs to go in a place that is well ventilated and where they can see you and socialize.
Meeting the family – the person that does all the day to day care of the bird is the primary caregiver. Let the feathery family member get to know the person that will be looking after them and the area, before introducing the rest of the family, both furry and furless.
Pet birds will feel more secure when they have a schedule to follow. They will know what to expect. Remember your bird needs 10 – 12 hours’ sleep.
Your bird will need to feel secure, and one way to help them do that is to feed them the same mixture as the pet shop or breeder fed them. If you want to change their food, speak to your vet first for advice.
Make sure your bird has a few sources of fresh water. If you see they tend to poop in one spot, move the water away from that spot.
Play time – remember to include play time in the schedule, birds do like to play games and to learn tricks. The more you bond and play with your bird the more affectionate they will be.