A bird such as a budgie, canary or parakeet can make a very rewarding pet, but because they are designed for flight, you do need to take special care to look after them properly. They need as much space as possible, plus toys and lots of attention to keep them stimulated. Food and drink are important too, but as each species has different requirements, contact Vets4Pets for advice.
Handling And Play With Birds
Some birds love to be petted, while others enjoy company but not of the hands-on type. Learn more about handling an play with birds from Vets4Pets.
Choosing Your New Bird
Birds have diverse personalities, but can always be relied upon to entertain! Birds bring joy to thousands of homes across the UK.
A Guide To Feeding Your Bird
Birds, while not as common as pets as their furry counterparts, are still a regular feature in the UK pet population. Character-filled, cheerful and often incredibly beautiful, birds can bring a lot of joy into a household. Some birds can even help pay their way, with many households regularly enjoying eggs from their ducks and hens.
Bringing Home Your New Bird
Birds are great fun, and can make a wonderful addition to a household. Bringing them home for the first time can be nerve-wracking experience, so here are some top tips to keeping their first day as smooth as possible.
Sadly, not having fur doesn’t mean our birds can escape the problem of parasites. Birds can suffer from a whole host of different parasites and knowing the signs and how to stop an infestation fast can have a huge impact on the outcome of a parasite invasion. Follow our handy links below to take a closer look at the parasites that can be a problem for your bird.
Microchipping Your Bird
We often consider microchipping our furry pets, but birds are much less commonly microchipped. Many of our birds are too small, but for larger birds such as parrots a microchip is a safe and permanent way of identification, and cannot be removed unlike a leg ring.