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Bird Advice Centre

Bird Care Advice Centre

Helping You Care for Your Pet Bird

Whether the bird care you need is for your little budgie, a parrot or you’re looking to become a little more self-sufficient and raise your own poultry; at Petmania we are delighted to offer you a full range of products to help you to keep your birds healthy and happy.

Birds have been kept as pets for many years, and there are lots of different species to choose from. They are intelligent creatures; many species of bird can be trained to speak, or perform tricks, but like all pets, it is important to choose the right one for your family.

Birds typically have a long lifespan, therefore the decision to keep birds does require a long-term commitment. Secondly, depending on the species they can also be expensive to care for.

At Petmania, we are delighted to help you choose the right pet bird to join your family; and our Pet Care Advisors are on hand to help you with their ongoing bird care.

Bird Care Advice

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Signs My Pet Bird is Unwell

Like all pets, there certain illnesses or healthcare problems pet birds are susceptible to. Your bird can exhibit symptoms in many different ways, some more obvious than others. As a pet bird parent, it is important you understand what these health issues are to not only help treat them, but also prevent them. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the signs your pet bird may be feeling under the weather, how to help them, and how to prevent more...

Should I Get My Birds Wings Clipped? Pros and Cons of Wing Clipping

Wing clipping is a complex topic that is often asked of exotic veterinarians. Generally, it is not a long term treatment as flight training should be considered. It can be a controversial topic, and ultimately the decision falls with each individual bird owner. There are advantages and disadvantages to wing clipping, and it is something you should carefully think about and research on before making any commitment. Dr. Bobby Ortiz, M.V.B. Dr Bobby Ortiz, aka 'Dogtor Bob', is a small animal...

How to Take Care of Breeding Birds

It is important to understand the proper care and attention that goes into caring for breeding birds. Most pet owners won’t breed their pet birds, but if you decided to for whatever reason, it is essential that they are taken care of and handled properly. In this blog post, I will explain the best ways to take care of breeding birds, how to keep their environment clean, and caring for the hatchlings once they arrive.V Dr. Bobby Ortiz, M.V.B. Dr Bobby Ortiz,...

Should I Get My Bird’s Beak Trimmed?

Your pet bird’s beak has many different important functions, such as eating, preening, grasping, climbing, self-defence, playing, touching, and communication. A heathy bird’s beak should never need trimming, but unfortunately, if your bird has experienced trauma, severe stress, malnutrition or serious illness, it can cause the beak to deform and overgrow. In this blog post, I will explain what can lead to beak trimming, signs of an unhealthy beak, and what to do if your bird’s beak needs trimming. Dr. Bobby...

How to Tell If Your Bird is Happy & Healthy

It’s not always easy to tell what kind of mood your bird is in. Sometimes they can be cheerful and playful, and the next minute, moody and reclusive. If they are ill, they may be trying to hide any signs of this due to vulnerability in the wild, which can make it even more difficult for bird owners to tell how their pet is feeling. It is important to be able to tell if your bird is not only happy...

Common Healthcare Issues in Pet Birds

Birds have been kept as pets for many years, and there are lots of different species to choose from. They are intelligent creatures; many species of bird can be trained to speak, or perform tricks, but like all pets, there certain illnesses or healthcare problems they are susceptible to. As a pet bird parent, it is important you understand what these health issues are to not only help treat them, but also prevent them Dr. Bobby Ortiz, M.V.B. Dr Bobby Ortiz, aka...

What Can My Pet Bird Eat? A Diet and Nutrition Guide

Choosing the right diet for your pet bird is important due to the many medical problems they can encounter. Each species of bird will have its own nutritional requirements to ensure it can live a happy and healthy life. It is up to the bird owner to guarantee these dietary needs are satisfied. In this blog post, I will discuss the best foods to feed your pet birds, how each food should make up their diet, and what foods to...

Popular Pet Birds – Rosella

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Rosella Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Rosella, and what you can expect if you were to have a one as a pet. These birds...

Popular Pet Birds – Kakariki

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Kakariki Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Kakariki, and what you can expect if you were to have a one as a pet. Kakariki are...

Popular Pet Birds – Canaries

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Canaries Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Canaries, and what you can expect if you were to have a one as a pet. Canaries are...

Popular Pet Birds – Lovebirds

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Lovebirds Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Lovebirds, and what you can expect if you were to have a one as a pet. Lovebirds are...

Popular Pet Birds – Cockatoo

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Cockatoo Parrots Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Cockatoo Parrots, and what you can expect if you were to have a one as a...

Popular Pet Birds – African Grey Parrot

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about African Grey Parrots Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at African Grey Parrots, and what you can expect if you were to have a one...

Popular Pet Birds – Cockatiel

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Cockatiels Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Cockatiels, and what you can expect if you were to have a one as a pet. Cockatiels makes...

Popular Pet Birds – Budgies

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Budgies Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Budgies or Budgerigar, and what you can expect if you were to have one as pet. Budgies are...

Popular Pet Birds – Finch

Choosing a Pet Bird: A little bit about Finches Birds can make wonderful pets, but there are many different types of birds, so how do you choose the one that is right for your family? Like any pet, birds will require lots of love and care to help keep them healthy and well, so in this blog we are taking a look at Finches, and what you can expect if you were to have a Finch as pet. Types of Finch Zebra...

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