Choosing the Right Spot for Your Birdcage

Have you recently decided to adopt a bird? Congratulations! You’re in for lots of delightful moments with your charming new pet. One of the most important things you can do for your pet’s health and well-being is to make sure that she is comfortable in her cage. Getting a nice, roomy cage is of course crucial, but choosing the right spot for Polly’s home is also important. Read on as a local Walnut, CA vet offers some advice on choosing the right place for your birdcage.


Avoid putting your winged buddy in direct sunlight. There are a few breed-specific caveats here: for instance, finches need sunlight, so they may need a brighter environment than other birds. Do a bit of research on Polly’s breed, and ask your vet for specific advice.


Our feathered friends have extremely sensitive lungs. Birds can get very sick by breathing vapors that are barely noticeable to us. Scented candles, aerosols, vapors from paint or household chemicals, and cigarette smoke are all very toxic to our winged buddies. Make sure Polly is in a spot with clean air. Cooking fumes can also be dangerous to birds: avoid putting your pet too close to the kitchen.


Birds are very friendly and sociable. Polly will feel isolated and lonely in a back room all by herself. Ideally, your colorful pet should be in a place where she can see and hear you, but isn’t in the center of activity.


Our feathered friends are very small and fragile, and can get very anxious if feel too exposed. Many birds feel most secure in a corner spot.


Birds are quite sociable, and many of them enjoy listening to the sounds of music or a television. However, don’t put Polly too close to a stereo or TV: loud noises can make birds very uneasy.


While fresh air is important, you don’t want to put your colorful little pal too close to an air duct or fan. You also want to avoid putting Polly’s cage in a drafty area.


Once you’ve picked the right spot, put some non-toxic plants near Polly’s birdcage. This will help your cute pet feel more at home. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care? Call us, your local Walnut, CA animal hospital, today!

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