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Birds

Birds

Birds can make great pets as they don’t take up too much space and can interact with you by singing or speaking (such as parrots). Most species learn to recognize the people they know and can become quite affectionate.

BUDGIES

No AV License Required.

Budgies are active and playful birds, so when deciding on a cage for one you should consider that it needs room for toys, flying and sleeping. It is also a great idea to put some perches in the cage so the budgie can fly/ climb around on them. A good variation of sizes is recommended as this keeps their feet healthier. Their diet should consist of a variety of foods, this is because they are naturally foragers. It should consist of budgie seed, fruit and vegetables. Cuttlefish is also an important part of a budgies diet as it provides a source of calcium. They should always have clean, fresh drinking water and will also enjoy a bird bath. Similar to the regular Budgies are Show Budgies. They have similar living conditions and diet, the main difference is their size. They are larger. For more information, download our fact sheet here!

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CANARIES

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Canaries are lovely small birds, they come in a variety of bright colours and have a cheerful nature evident when they sing/ whistle. If you plan to keep only one or two canaries a medium size cage is sufficient, however if you plan on having a lot an aviary is probably your best option. One of the most important things to remember is that longer cages are better than taller cages because most birds, such as canaries, fly horizontally rather than vertically. Their diet should consist of canary seed, rape seed and various other seeds in smaller quantities for both nutritional value and variation in their diet. All of this should be supplied in a good quality canary seed mix. They will also benefit from treats such as millet spray, shell grit, cuttlefish, fruit and vegetables. If you have a  canary such as a red factor there are foods which will naturally enhance their colour. Fresh water supply is a must for drinking, and a place for them to have a bath in is recommended ad they love having a splash and it keeps them cleaner. For more information, download our fact sheet here!

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YELLOW CANARY

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ORANGE CANARY

 

WEIRO’S

Weiro’s are small to medium size parrots, slightly larger than a budgie. They are active &  intelligent so will require stimulation from you and toys in their cage. Their diet should consist of a variety of foods, this is because they are naturally foragers. It should consist of small parrot seed or pellets, fruit and vegetables. Cuttlefish and iodine/ calcium bells are a great addition to their diet as they are great sources of calcium and other minerals & they help keep their beak trimmed and healthy. For more information, download our fact sheet here!

FINCH’S

Finches like the company of their own species, thus they are best kept in pairs or groups depending on how much room you have to keep them. They enjoy flying around but also hopping from branch to branch- so there cage should include a few good perches or branches so they can do this. Their diet should consist of a good quality finch mix along with fruit and vegetables. Cuttlefish is also beneficial. Being playful birds toys are required to keep your birds both mentally and physically stimulated. Fresh water is necessary for drinking a bird bath is a good idea for their preening.

 

ZEBRA FINCH

No License Required