The main reason why bird owners trim the wings for their pet birds is mainly to prevent pet birds from flying away accidentally. Did I trim the feathers of my bird’s wings? I did but I don’t do it now. Whether it is necessary to shorten the feathers of the bird’s wings is always a controversial topic. In this post, I am not going to teach you how to cut the bird wings because incorrect or careless trimming will endanger birds’ lives. Instead, I want to share with you the reasons why you should or shouldn’t trim the wings, plus the pros and cons of your action.
Toys for your pet birds are just as important as their nutrition. They play a vital role in maintaining good health. Toys contribute to both mental and physical health of your birds. Interacting with toys does not only stimulate birds’ mind, but also keeps them active and engaged physically. Well… anything else about toys that we have to pay attention to?
If your bird loves eating seeds but as the owner, you are worried that your bird will be overweight by eating too many seeds, try using oats instead of seeds. Oats are good for humans’ cardiovascular and also good for our birds. Oatmeal is rich in dietary fiber, carbohydrate, low fat, high protein, vitamins and minerals.
Egg laying is a natural and seasonal process for birds. Female pet birds can lay eggs even without the presence of the opposite sex. A bird with good health and living environment can nurture egg production, but some pet birds do not hatch or even unable to complete the whole laying cycle. This may trigger frequent egg laying practice that ultimately drains them and poses life-threatening health problems such as egg binding and yolk peritonitis.
How to prevent your birds from frequent laying eggs?