By Julie Rach Mancini
Your satisfied fit PetThe authoritative details and suggestion you wish, illustrated all through with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be much more reader-friendly!With a chirpy "voice" and quirky character, the cockatiel is the preferred better half chook. Cockatiels are usually not substantial talkers, yet such a lot can whistle. This enjoyable advisor can help you from the preliminary "get familiar" interval all through your bird's existence with info on:* choosing a fit chook* developing a fit and stimulating domestic* Feeding, grooming, and veterinary care* the original behaviors of cockatiels* Getting babies and cockatiels to coexist peacefully* educating your poultry to do tricksWith their fun antics, cockatiels offer dwell leisure and a welcome liberate from daily tension. You supply right care, and they're going to supply nice companionship for years!
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If you do happen to cut the nail short enough to make it bleed, apply a dab of cornstarch, followed by direct pressure, to stop the bleeding. qxd 60 Part II 12/8/05 7:57 AM Page 60 Caring for Your Cockatiel Remove just the hook part of each nail. Wing Trimming Cockatiels are among the fastest flying pet birds. Their sleek, slender bodies give them an advantage over larger birds, such as Amazons and African greys. Since cockatiels are so aerodynamic, you must pay close attention to the condition of the bird’s wing feathers and trim them regularly to keep your bird safe.
Qxd 12/8/05 7:53 AM Page 30 Chapter 4 Home Sweet Home B efore you bring your feathered friend home, you have a lot of shopping to do. Selecting your cockatiel’s cage will be one of the most important decisions you make for her. You must also decide where she will live in your house or apartment. Don’t wait until you bring your bird home to think this through. You’ll want your new pet to settle in comfortably right away, rather than adding to her stress by relocating her several times before you decide on the right spot for the cage.
However, many avian experts do not believe that a pet bird needs grit, and if a bird stands on rough sandpaper, it could cause foot problems. For your pet’s health, please don’t use these gravelcoated papers. Location, Location Now that you’ve picked the perfect cage for your pet, where will you put it in your home? Your cockatiel will be happiest when she’s part of the family, so the living room, family room, or dining room may be among the best places for your bird. If your cockatiel is a child’s pet, she may do well living in her young owner’s room.