A Simple Plan: Cages

Guide to Taking Care a Parakeet

Parakeets, a type of parrot, are lovely and smart pets. Owning one require lots of care and handling to ensure that it lives long and happy.

First, you need to get the right cage for your parakeet or budgies. Parakeets are small to medium sized birds so the cage need to be made for their size with narrow bar gaps.The cage must be large enough that can allow the parakeet to open its wings totally. Decorate the cage with two perches and swing so the bird can enjoy. Place a cuttlebone as well at the corner of the cage so the parakeet can trim its growing beak. Some bird shops have cheap but of good quality cages that you can purchase for your parakeet.

Keep the floor of the cage clean by putting a pull-out drawer at the bottom. Place it with any type of paper so that any droppings of the bird will be absorbed in the paper. You can get bird cages with grates already at the floor of the cage. It is best to place the cage in areas where there is no draft or you can cover sides of the cage with cloth just to be safe.
Short Course on Cages – What You Need To Know

The food and water of your parakeet should be fresh and clean daily. Purchase high-quality seeds made especially for parakeets and include bird gravel and vitamin drops as their supplements. Be extra carefully if you open the door of the cage because the parakeet might escape before your very eyes, and make sure that the area is clear from other household pets.
The Art of Mastering Cages

Making sudden noises and movements can frighten the parakeet quickly. Gain the bird’s trust by making it feel comfortable with you and take your time when doing so. Make them get used to your hand by putting a hand in the cage and leave it for about 10 minutes. Start establishing a bond with the parakeet by talking to it or make soft sounds.Start talking or singing softly to the parakeet to gain your trust more while your hand is still positioned in the cage. After some time, continue building the trust by placing your forefinger underneath the bird’s chest to signal it to sit on the finger and then let it stay there for a while.

For the parakeet to be in good shape, let it exercise by allowing it to fly daily A good start would be by letting the parakeet fly in a small room, preferably a bathroom, to avoid it from getting into small holes or stuck behind bookcases and other furniture. Once it starts to get used to the surrounding in about a week, take another step by letting it fly in a much bigger space.

Just like any other bird, parakeets can suffer many types of disease and the most commonly fatal to it specie is diarrhea. Gradually check its stools which should be solid and round, and not runny. Avoid giving the parakeet table food or other leafy vegetables as these may probably cause diarrhea and just stick to the bird’s regular diet. There are anti-diarrhea medications for parakeets that your veterinarian will provide if your parakeet gets sick.

Parakeets will live longer if you take really good care and show affection to it every day.