If however your bird is a canary do not buy the seed labeled for parakeets finch and canary. Canarys need a higher quality seed so buy from your pet shop.
Grit provides minerals your bird needs and helps with good digestion.
Lets see... you'll need the bird and a cage of course. But what else should you know?
Inccidently, birds hull their seed and often leave the empty hulls in their food cup. They can not eat the hulls so make sure you do not mistake it for food.
Keep plenty of fresh water in his cage at all times. Remember birds will refuse to drink dirty water so make sure its clean.
WHAT ABOUT DISEASES?
Birds have a high metabolism and can not go more then twenty four hours without water. Lack of water is a fast way to loose your new pet.
All birds require grit. Your can get it at your local store. Keep a cup of it in his cage at all times.
so, your thinking of buying a bird.
He will also need a cuttel bone. This not only gives him calcium, but allows him to keep his beak trim for a handsome bird.
FEATHERS AND SONG
CARE OF YOUR BIRD
If you choose a finch, he can eat ether parakeet of canary seed. If you choose parakeet seed get the seed with oats in it.
Birds are not pleged with the multitude of diseases other pets suffer from and are very inexpensive to keep healthy. There are just two things to remember.
These simple tips will keep your bird happy and healthy for a long time.
WHAT SHOULD I FEED MY BIRD?
If your choice is a parakeet or cockatiel, seed from your local store will do nicley. It is planly labeled for each type bird.
All though birds do not suffer from a lot of diseases, they will get sick if left in drafts. Do not set your bird near windows, air conditioners or doors that go out side.