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Tips for keeping your bird happy and healthy

 In fact, my daughter is the one who owns pet birds and does a great job of keeping her birds happy and healthy. There is no real science behind it, but she just knows that the following things keep birds happy and healthy. . We know this because the birds are in good spirits, their feathers are strong and colorful, their diet is stable, their housing is large enough and they get plenty of exercise. 


Tips for keeping your bird happy and healthy

 We have two Green Cheek Conures in the house, their names are George who is now 2 years old and Willow who is about 1 year old, they are a very playful and affectionate male and female pair. They also talk, being able to say hello and people's names.They tend to be noisy and their diet consists of pellets and fruits (fruits can be dried), seeds and nuts. 


 According to wikipedia, here are some facts about the green-cheeked conure, which is a parakeet. The green-cheeked conure (Pyrrhura molinae) is a small parrot of the genus Pyrrhura, which is part of a New World group subfamily of parrots (Arinae).This type of parrot is commonly called a conure in aviculture and is native to the forests of South America. 


 We spend time with the birds and this seems to make them happy, as if they were family members. Attachment and socialization seem to be a very important aspect, even though these two birds seem very tame, as "they have been with us since birth.To some extent, these birds are exotic and are handled regularly. Neglecting their psychological and emotional well-being can lead to all sorts of destructive behavior such as feather plucking. This is not the case, as for at least an hour or two a day they juggle and play with their feathered friends to meet their social needs, this helps them stay well-adjusted and feel good about life. 


 A fresh, balanced diet is essential for bird health. As mentioned earlier, birds have a good balance of pellets, fruit seeds and nuts.Giving them fresh food not only ensures that the birds get the right vitamins and nutrients, but also exposes them to new and different things, which keeps them excited and mentally stimulated. 


 Since we can't be with them 24/7, we made sure they have a comfortable and pleasant place to live while the family is away, a cage that is appropriate for the size and species of the family. (perches, toys and other cage accessories) to keep our feathered companions occupied. Birds are a bit like the little children in the family: they can get bored with the usual toys, so we collect various cage enrichments and exchange them periodically so that their large cage environment is stimulating enough. 


 The birds can actually say a few words, which is fun, in fact the birds learned very quickly as they bonded with my daughter. Teaching our feathered friends tricks is great for their brains, but also for our overall relationship. It was fun and consistent, and we didn't expect things to go too fast, but there was a gradual progression. With a little patience and a lot of practice, our birds were entertaining our friends and family in no time! 


 Birds, like all of us, need exercise Wild birds fly, feed and watch out for predators. These daily activities allow them to get plenty of exercise, however, birds in captivity do not have these opportunities, so we have made a concerted effort to provide our birds with enough stimulating exercises (e.g. ropes and ladders), playing, giving them plenty of time to get out of the cage and teaching them tricks are all ways to ensure that George and Willow receive the physical stimulation that is so important to their well-being.


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