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Frequently Asked Questions

Do not feed birds fruit seeds, avocados, chocolate, onions, apple seeds, uncooked beans, uncooked rice, alcohol or caffeine as these can cause serious medical problems, and kill them!

Does my bird need a bath?

Yes. Birds need a bath 2 to 3 times per week.

Should I feed my bird pellets or seed?

Depending on the species veterinary experts say most bird's diet should consist of 70% pellets combined with 30% fruits, vegetables with high quality seed mix being a treat.

Can my bird have people food?

Yes. Your bird can have people food also within moderation, and be careful of the amount of salt in the food. Remember what is healthy for us is healthy for them.

Does my bird need vitamin supplements?

If your bird is receiving a varied and balanced diet, vitamin supplements should not be necessary. However, if in doubt you should consult with your veterinarian.

Does my bird need to be covered or kept in a separate sleeping cage?

Birds need an average of 10 to 12 hours of undisturbed sleep. You should make whatever arrangements that work with your lifestyle to accomplish a set sleeping pattern for your bird. If your bird is in a " low traffic" area of your house then it will be fine. If not a separate sleeping cage in a more quite area of your house is something to consider.

Covering a cage for total darkness is not recommended. Total darkness in the room is also not recommended, and a low wattage nightlight should be used. If a bird can hear sounds, but not see anything due to total darkness they can literally be scared to death by a heart attack or breaking their neck from flailing in their cage in fear.

Do I need to trim my birds wings?

Actually the trimming of a birds wings is not necessary. However, it can help keep your bird safe. Whene done properly it can help prevent injury or escape.

Where can I get my birds wings trimmed?

The staff at Wholesale Bird & Cage are all trained in wing, and nail trimming. Just call to set up an appointment.

All birds purchased from us receive free wing, and nail trimmings.