If you are thinking of getting a new bird for a pet or you've already got one and want to learn more then this page should help you out a bit.
Make sure that you choose a healthy bird. An un healthy bird may be hard to get back to proper health. Make sure that the bird is wide awake and noisy as these are two good signs to look out for. To avoid getting a low quality pet, buy from a reputable pet store or breeder.
Before purchasing your pet make sure that you have suitable housing and requirements to keep the size and breed of your bird. Also make sure that you have a thorough understanding of a healthy diet for your pet and any special things needed e.g. vaccination etc.
When you choose your bird your ready to take it home. It is a good idea to take your new pet to the vet as a precaution to make sure that the animal is not internally sick as some symptoms are easy to miss. Good pet stores will let you return a sick bird if the date of the vet check is within the reasonable date of purchase.
You need to know how to set up your pets home correctly. Buy the largest cage that you can to make the bird feel safe and comfortable. It should be easy to clean as hygiene plays an important role in your birds health. You should have various perches of different sizes but not to many as the bird may injure itself if attempting to fly. You can purchase wooden perches at any good pet store. Birds tend to chew on wood so make sure that when you choose your wood that it is safe and unpolluted. Make sure they are cleaned in water before placed in the cage.
If you have any other birds in the cage that your wishing to use it is best to keep them in a separate room for a week or take them along to the vet as birds can house very contagious diseases that don't effect humans.
Most birds diets are usually made up of 50% seed and nuts and 50% greens and leaves. It is best to ask the person/breeder you purchased your pet from as they would have a better understanding of the individual's needs.
Some of your other pets may like your new bird as a meal so it is advised that you separate the animals or raise the cage so that it is out of danger.
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW PET