Did you know that the flight feathers of a pet bird should always be clipped on both sides? Clipping only one wing can impair a bird’s flight greatly and cause the bird to become unbalanced. This loss of balance often results in severe injury to the bird. Prevent injury to your bird by ensuring both wings are clipped by a trained professional.
Did you know that avocados, rhubarb, onion, garlic & chocolate are extremely toxic to your bird? If your loved one consumes any of these food items, take them to your nearest avian veterinarian immediately. Signs of toxicity may include inability to perch, seizures, regurgitating & neurological symptoms.
Did you know that rats are extremely prone to respiratory infections? House your pet rat in a large, well-ventilated cage with irritant free bedding. Yearly health checks will ensure your rat lives a happy and healthy life.
Did you know that Guinea Pigs are extremely prone to heat stress during Summer? If kept outdoors, make sure your guinea pig’s enclosure is situated in a shady, cool area out of the direct sun. Always provide your guinea pig with a fresh supply of water and check on them regularly during the day.
Did you know that bathing is a natural behaviour for birds and is important for preening? Encourage your bird to bathe by providing them with a large water bowl in the cage. Alternatively, use a spray bottle to mist your bird, providing they are comfortable with it first.