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Pet birds can make excellent companion animals, provided they are properly cared for, and furnished with an enriching and spacious environment.

Pet birds need to have space to exercise and express their natural behaviours. Regular, adequate exercise i.e., free flight within a safe enclosed environment is a great step towards keeping your pet bird healthy and happy. Enrichment and human interaction are also necessary for your bird’s physical and mental health.

Birds can sometimes appear healthy, despite being very ill. This is a behaviour inherited from their wild cousins, where hiding their illness or injury could save their lives. Because of this, you’ll need to be observant for any signs of illness. If you do suspect anything, speak with your veterinarian immediately, as chances are, your bird has been unwell for longer than you realise.