Pet Owner Guide to Caring for a Bird

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Pet Owner Guide to Caring for a Bird

Bird Facts & Tips

Varies
Size
Varies
5 — 75 years+ (the larger the bird, the longer the expected lifespan)
Lifespan
5 — 75 years+ (the larger the bird, the longer the expected lifespan)
Diurnal (active during the day & sleeps at night)
Activity
Diurnal (active during the day & sleeps at night)
Can be loud or talkataive
Noise Factor
Can be loud or talkataive
Varies by species
Good with Children
Varies by species
Behavior

Behavior

  • Birds make great, cheerful pets and can be as playful and interactive as dogs and cats.
  • They will be long-term companions and may bond closely with you or your family. Think of yourselves as their new flock.
  • Birds can be startled by quick movements or loud noises and may become stressed.
  • They love to sing and talk. Some will mimic speech and sounds.
  • Some species will not be the best complement to households with other pets.

Diet

Diet

  • Pet Supermarket will help you find the right food formulated specifically for your bird.
  • Birds generally consume small quantities of food and eat frequently throughout the day.
  • Always have food and water readily available.
  • Some birds may require regular supplements or even regular fruit and veggies to maintain proper nutrition.

Caging & Environment

Caging & Environment

  • Be sure to select a cage that will allow your bird to exercise, stretch and climb.
  • Playing is essential for your bird's healthy mental development and sense of security. Choose toys that encourage exercise and are mentally stimulating.
  • Birds enjoy being able clean themselves and should have a bird bath accessible. Be sure to clean the bath water a few times per week.
  • Claws will require constant trimming. This can be done at home but may take some practice.

Bring Home a New Bird Friend

Once you've decided that a bird is best pet for you and your family, it's time to visit your local Pet Supermarket. We have an extended assortment of birds in-store.

Special orders are also available for more unique options.

Finches
Finches
Canaries
Canaries
Cockatails
Cockatails
Conures
Conures
Caiques
Caiques
Budgies
Budgies
Parakeets
Parakeets
Quaker Parret
Quaker Parret

Bird Essentials

  • Cage
  • Cage Liner & Litter
  • Perch (Wood or Rope)
  • Food
  • Spray Millett
  • Feeder Cups (for Food & Water)
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Ladders & Swings

At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you need to help your new pet thrive - from habitats and feeders to toys and treats.

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