Caring for Aging Pet Birds

October 5th, 2007

When you have any kind of animals at home, you know that you want to take care of them for as long as they belong to you. Caring for a pet as they get older is always very important, because your pet is part of your family. No one wants to know that their pet isn’t comfortable, and so as your pet bird ages, it is important that you do all that you can to care for them and to provide for their good health.

Pet birds live for various amounts of time. There are many pet birds that will live for a couple of years, but there are also pet birds that can live much, much longer. Most birds don’t really change their appearance, as they get older, so you want to be sure that you know when your pet is going to be an old bird.  The death of a pet that does not appear old can catch you by surprise.

There isn’t much that changes in birds as they age. If your pet bird spends most of his time in his cage, you are probably going to find that he appears to be the same, day after day. However, in most cases, your bird is going through changes that you simply can’t see as he gets older. Note some of the things that he does – how far he hops or flies, and what kind of behavior that he exhibits as a young bird. This way, as he starts to get older, you can note changes in his behavior.

 The best thing that you can do to help your bird age in a way that is good for them is to make sure that they always have access to fresh water, food, and treats. These things should be placed in areas where your bird doesn’t have to do a lot of moving to get there, so that as he gets older, he is still able to take care of himself.  Keep engaging your pet bird as he ages to keep him thriving.

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