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1. Do they need vaccinations?

No vaccines are given routinely to domestic birds. But if your bird may not need vaccinations, whether there should be regular veterinary examinations to detect parasites, diseases and nutritional deficiencies, in addition to knowing more about staying healthy and happy.

2. How do I feed?

A proper diet is extremely important to a long and healthy life of your bird. The dietary needs vary depending on the species, general health and reproductive status of your pet. Some parrot species could benefit greatly by eating grains specially prescribed. The seed-based diets are not appropriate for all birds. Consult your veterinarian for information regarding your own bird, and ask about diets rich in vitamins that are being successfully with many birds.

3. Can I trim his beak, claws, and wings?

Yes, but an appropriate cut requires some training. Learn how to handle and cut correctly to your bird before you do it yourself. The smaller birds are easier to work, since it is less likely to cause serious injuries to his hands. The larger birds, in contrast, can potentially be very aggressive and cause serious injuries if they bite and are not contained properly. Birds can also mishandled injury or stress themselves to death in extreme cases. Ask a vet if you are not comfortable cutting it at home.

4. Why do birds cry?

This is a difficult question. There are many reasons that may range from illness to stress, aggression, boredom or fear. Consider assess recent changes in your home that might affect your pet. Whatever has changed the general routine, such as diet, environment, or the place of the cage, can be causes. If any of this, you may have found the answer. There are numerous books on training and caring for birds to help with regard to their conduct. Also consider making a veterinary examination to make sure your feathered friend is healthy.

5. Why will you fall / pull the feathers?

There are many reasons. They range from a general poor health, poor diet, an agency's internal disease, parasites, and skin diseases, as well as through the boredom, stress, or excessive solitude. Some birds are plucking seriously injuring his own skin, which leads to infections or other serious problems. All plucked birds should be examined by your veterinarian to determine if the cause is medical or behavioral, and receive consistent treatment if needed. Make sure your bird receives a fresh diet, well balanced and it is correct for your type. Many parrots also benefit greatly with supplements of fruits and vegetables, washed or peeled. Keep in mind that the animal's environment, is the type, size, and proper place, and having toys, and appropriate accessories in the cage.

6. How often should I trim the beak?

The need to cut the beak of a bird varies greatly with respect to the species, size, diet, general health, and environment. The bird boys, like finches and canaries, usually require no cutting its peak. However, parrots (whatever type) may need to cut it from time to time. Many of these birds keep their beaks in the appropriate length appropriate toys for birds pecking or stone and bone. If you use these products, make sure they are the correct type and size for your pet. Some birds also require occasional adjustments of the peak. If you think the peak of his feathered friend is very large, consult your veterinarian.

7. How often should I cut your nails?

The need to cut the nails varies greatly depending on the size, species, diet, general health, activity level, and the environment in which your bird is. Many active birds keep their nails in the proper length and rarely needs to have them cut. If you think your nails are too long, and are interfering with your normal life, or caused any damage to the skin, it's time to make an adjustment. Ask your trusted veterinarian. Some people use nail files to keep polished. Be very careful of any rough surface that may cause damage to skin and delicate tiptoes your feathered friend.

8. What does a complete physical examination for a bird?

A complete physical examination should control every organ system in the body of the bird, like an examination for a dog or cat. A veterinarian in charge, could even hear the heartbeat and breathing of the animal, especially in the smaller birds. Although body temperature is usually controlled in such examinations should be reviewed if their eyes, ears, mouth, skin, feathers, abdomen, general condition and body weight, general appearance of the peak,


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