trasporting birds home

by David
(Fairmount IN)

i will be getting 2 amzion parrots blue frount ones they are med and i need to know best way to get them home

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Oct 22, 2012
trasporting birds home
by: Linda

Birds have to be transported in separate travel cages, and there are a few found here. You can find them other places on the internet and in some pet stores who carry bird products. Travel cages are normally smaller cages(this does not mean a Budgie cage for an Amazon) with one perch and food and water cups in them. Do not put these two birds into the same cage when they are home unless they have been living together before. Never put strange bird together period.

The other issue is they will both need to be examined by an Avian Vet to make sure they are free from infections or other physical problems. We recommend this exam be done by an Avian Vet ONLY during the first few days we have new birds. If you have other birds at home, do not bring these two home until they have a clean bill of health.

If you are new to the bird world, I highly recommend you not get two of anything. Two birds will be much harder to train and/or or tame. Breeding pairs usually will not respond to you because they have each other and don't need you as much emotionally as one bird would. If this is going to be a breeding pair, think long and hard about doing that at all. You have to know many things like how to handfeed babies, have an avian vet for before exams and for babies who do not gain weight everyday. Much to learn, so if you are new to birds, forget about breeding until you have learned everything you need to know, and that's a lot. The most importnat thing to know about breeding birds is if it is done right for the birds, you will not make any money and will more likely barely break even if you even do that. No money in breeding anything, just keep that in mind. Lots of people think breeding birds is a gold mine in the making. Nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is that you have to feed high quality organic pelleted diets, regular trips to Avian Vet when sick or injured and at least yearly exams plus baby birds have to be provided with high quality food and trips to avian vet when they appear to be ill. All in all, costs far outweigh any profit you think you will make. Breeders making a profit or much of one are starving their birds and not giving them the medical services required by law. All food for thought.

Linda

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