Estimating a Bird’s Health through Appearance and Behavior

posted by Parrot-Friend @ 10:43 AM
November 25, 2009

parrot-bgAs the owner of a pet bird, it’s important to stay in tune with the animal’s dietary needs. When parrots, parakeets, canaries and other domesticated birds experience health problems, the issue can often be traced back to poor feeding habits. When creating a dietary plan for your bird, take its unique needs into account. Not all breeds of parrot like to dine on the same nutritional regimen.

Poor diet can seriously increase the risk of infection and cause excessive molting. If you notice that your bird is losing feathers at an alarming rate, it’s probably time to reassess its diet. You can also tell a lot about your bird’s health from its general disposition. If it is no longer playfully clinging to its swing or responding favorably, trying switching over to a holistic bird food

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