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Do you have a Bored and Unhappy Pet Bird?
By: Petey & Petunia

Birds, like other pets enjoy doing a variety of things,
and like most other pets are sensitive and emotional

Pet birds need a balance in their life between exercise,
play time, alone time, sleep, interaction with their owners
and/or other birds, and of course, the right nutrition
and care.

And too like humans and other pets, they have needs to mate

An im-balance in a part of their life, can lead to a pet bird
being bored, unhappy, stressed out and a host of behavioral

For instance, a bird kept in a dark room for the most of
it's life will have problems. A bird who is kept alone and
is not allowed interaction with another bird or it's owner
will develop problems. If a bird doesn't get the right
amount of sleep, it like us can get cranky and contrary.

It's all about providing a pet bird with a good balance
and variety in it's life.

Symptoms a Pet Bird Is Bored or Unhappy

* Feather picking and plucking

* Non-stop, repetitive movements

* Aggression beyond normal

* Loss of interest in play and activity

* Quits singing or talking

* Toe chewing

* Screaming

* Self mutilation

* Excessive fears or phobias

What to do if a Pet Bird is Unhappy or Bored

1. Take a good look to determine if the bird is getting
the right nutrition

2. Get a check up at your vet's to rule out any possible illnesses

3. Make sure the bird has a good balance between exercise,
playtime and sleep time. Sleep is a very important part of
a pet bird's life

4. Provide the bird with a variety of new toys

5. Make sure the cage is not too small for your bird

6. Give a pet bird attention and socialization with
it's owner. Some birds require a lot of attention up to
two or more hours a day, other birds like canaries and finches
don't need near that much, but all birds need interaction
with their owners. Provide your pet bird with lots of praise
gentle behavior

7. If your bird is alone a lot of the time, try keeping
some soft music playing, or you can get players that
play tropical sounds

8. Some birds need companions and don't do well living
by themselves, perhaps your bird needs a mate.

9. Birds are creatures of habit and routine is important
to their psychological and physical well-being. When their
routine is disrupted, stress sets in

10. Make sure your bird's sleep time is not disrupted by
the TV or other loud noises when it's time for him to sleep

11. Make sure the air your bird is not polluted. Fresh
pure air is vital to your bird's health and well being

See Also:

Why Pure Air is so Important for your Pet Birds

Splendid Stuffed Plush Birds

Bird Calendars you will Love

Pet Care Tips

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