The most important thing you need to get before you take a winged friend is cell. Do not forget that even those birds that fly throughout the apartment, most of the time they spend all the same in their cage. The bars should be located often enough so that the bird does not hurt while trying to crawl out. Head birds should not pass between the rods.
The door should be of such a size that you can stick your hand inside, pull out the bird or put it in a cage. Make a reliable constipation so that the bird cannot learn how to open it on its own.
In bird cages, there is usually a retractable bottom. It is easy to pull out and clean it without fear that the bird will fly away. Newspapers that change daily are usually laid on a pallet. Do not use wood shavings and sawdust, as they are dusty and may irritate the airways of the bird. Cut paper or cardboard is well suited.
Set the cage so that the bird sitting on the perch is approximately at the level of your chest. If the cage is lower (especially on the floor), then the bird will be nervous and feel vulnerable. Do not place the cage above the level of the chest, as "higher" for the bird means "more important". In the wild, dominant birds sit on higher branches. The cage should stand in a sunny place with no drafts. If the bird likes to communicate, then put the cage where it can observe the actions of people. If she prefers loneliness, then she will like a quiet calm room.
In the cage you need to place poles, a feeding trough, a drinking bowl, toys, a bath, a nest box. Make sure that the bird has enough space to fly without crashing into obstacles after you put everything in a cage accessories.
The bird spends a lot of time standing on its paws, so it needs a good perch. It is necessary to provide perches of various shapes and sizes. Tree branches are better suited for this purpose than wooden sticks that are already installed in the cage when it is sold. Use branches of fruit trees, nuts, ash, elm, magnolia. You can also try the vine.
Cut the branch so that its size matches the cage, wash it well with powder, rinse and dry in the sun. Check the branch for insect eggs and remove them. A thick raw cotton rope can also be used as a perch. It can be washed in a washing machine before use. Inspect her carefully. The threads should not stick out: the bird can swallow them or get tangled in its paws.
Be prepared that the bird will "try on its beak" everything that is in the cage. Everything, including poles, must be acquired, bearing in mind that birds love to nibble, tear and break everything. Plastic poles are not recommended, as they are slippery and, in addition, can cause medical problems if a bird swallows a piece of plastic. Do not use sandpaper, as it will damage the legs of the bird.
Dishes for poultry should be appropriate for its size. The feeder and drinker should be easily removed and washed, as this is done daily. If they are made of stainless steel, ceramic or plastic, they should be easy to wash and disinfect, this is necessary to maintain the health of the bird. Water can be given in a bowl or in a bottle type drinker, about the same as that used for guinea pigs. Make sure that the bird knows how to use such a drinker and that it is easy to remove, wash and put in place. Use a bottle ruff to wash it.
Devices for bird care. Care products include clippers, sharp scissors, a sprayer and a bathtub. A conventional sprayer for plants and a plastic bowl are perfect for bathing birds, but for other purposes they should not be used so as not to contaminate.
Nest boxes serve as a shelter, especially for small birds. They are fixed on top of the cell and should be easily removable.
There should be a lot of toys and they need to be alternated. This is what entertains the bird for long hours when the hosts are absent. Small birds love small light toys and mirrors. Larger birds need toys that can be manipulated with their beak, tongue, legs.
Birds chew on their toys, so choose ones that are made from non-toxic wood or hard plastic. Inspect toys daily for damage. Change them every few days so that the bird does not lose interest. A bored bird has a high risk of developing problem behavior and poor health. Pick your favorite toys by trial and error. The more diverse, the better. The main thing is that they are safe.
Bird Cage Cleaning:
All accessories must be washed with hot water and soap. For disinfection, add 100 ml of bleach to 5 liters of water. Rinse and dry thoroughly before returning items to the cage. Do not use flavored cleaners; they can damage the airways of the bird.
To properly maintain, feed and socialize the bird, you need to study all the information that relates to its type. All of the above will serve as a good starting point in order to ensure your pets a decent life.