Best Ways to Teach Your Pet Bird to Talk

Why do most people get interested in pet birds? They are, of course, very beautiful and long-lived. However, the number one reason for acquiring a pet bird, especially a larger parrot, is the fact that they can talk. No other pet fascinates us as much as a talking bird. The biggest problem with this is of course, how to get them to talk in the first place!

Things to Consider When Giving Table Foods to Your Bird

There are many table foods that can be safely fed to your pet bird, as long as you use it in moderation. It is important to keep in mind the amounts you are offering your bird. The total amount of vegetables offered should not be more than 40%, the fruit amount not more than 10%, the carbohydrate group not more than 10%, and no more than 20% of protein-based foods.

Discouraging Predators of Backyard Wildlife

Natural predation is going to occur in your yard from time to time, and as the name implies, it is natural and there is often not much you can do to stop it. There is also unnatural predation of your wildlife, such as cats living in the neighborhood coming to your yard to hunt the birds and small animals you are feeding.

Light Up Your Bird’s Health

Birds in the wild have the advantage of consistent exposure to the sun and the ability to move into shade in order to help control the temperatures they are exposed to. Unfortunately, captive birds do not have this luxury and are missing out on the benefits of natural light.

Selecting a Healthy Pet Bird

Before purchasing a new pet bird, there are several visual checks that should be performed. These checks should be done whether you are purchasing a pet bird from a pet store or adopting a bird from a shelter. A keen eye can help you to avoid bringing a sick bird home.