Healthy Homes For Pet Birds
Healthy Homes For Pet Birds. Pet birds have become increasingly popular as pets, in fact according to the National Pet Owners Survey completed in 2008, 6.4 million households own pet birds. Keeping a bird healthy in your home demands a great deal, and here are 5 characteristics that successful owners’ homes have in common.
The Cage Correctly Sized for the Bird-Different birds thrive under different conditions. This statement may at first seem like an over simplification of the obvious. But placing a bird in a cage that is too small, or has too much space between the bars, or not enough perches can cause your bird emotional trauma which often leaves your bird more susceptible to physical illness. Sizing the cage correctly means your bird will live in optimal conditions and will remain happier and healthier longer because of it.
The Cage is Properly Placed in the Home-Many birds enjoy feeling a part of the family, and placing the cage in an area of the home where much of the activity occurs keeps your bird stimulated, energetic, and emotionally stable. A bird that needs human interaction is likely to return the attention with love and loyalty and will make a better pet for your family.
Household Dangers Have Been Avoided-There are many things in an average home that can be deadly to birds. Placing the bird in drafts, or in the kitchen are 2 places that birds are never found in a good home. If you were to give the bird toys close examination you would notice that they are all in excellent condition and continue to be safe for play. A look around the bird’s room would reveal wires that are hidden or covered, and a bird play area (or two) outside the cage that encourages safe play when the bird is given daily free time.
Amazingly Clean Room and Cage-The best homes are clean homes. Both the bird’s cage and room are immaculate because they are frequently vacuumed and sanitized. The cage papers, food, and water dishes will be found to be clean and inviting for birds to use and humans to view
Bird Rooms with HEPA Air Purifiers-This is something that all good homes for birds provide. Birds’ respiratory systems are so much more efficient than humans that their air passages can quickly become clogged with the large amounts of particulates that they generate. And unless you take these pollutants out of the air, they simply circulate for you and your bird to breathe day in and day out. There are also a number of airborne bacteria and viruses that owners risk by owning birds. These tend to spread by attaching to bigger bird related particles and normal household particles like dust. Successful bird owners know that filtering the air of both bird-related and normal household pollutants keeps the bird healthier as well as its humans.
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