How to Care for a Baby Parrot in Its New Home?

Bringing home a new pet parrot is a very exciting time. Often an owner has to wait until the new parrot is old enough to be removed from the breeder so the excitement can build up for weeks. A new, young pet parrot needs a little extra care to keep it safe in its new environment. Planning your new home should take some thought and some knowledge of how to take care of it. Let’s discuss how to care for the new member of the family.

The first few days in his new home.

Whether it’s an old parrot or a young parrot, he doesn’t know any of his new family, so his fear is understandable. A critical time for a new parrot pet, pup or no, is the first few days as they acclimate to their new environment. There will be new sounds to scare him, new colors to get used to, and different activities he’s not used to.

The whole family should be aware that the parrot can be very moody at this time, especially if there are small children. He will want to be left in his cage with minimal attention, with just the usual feeding and watering. Before opening his cage, also make sure that all windows and doors are closed and that he is taken out for a walk from his cage for the first time.

Avoiding problems.

If there are other parrots in the house, the bird needs to be separated for a while and gradually introduced to other parrots. Even then, the introduction must be done under surveillance so that the new parrot is not attacked.

Bring a new parrot home in the morning so it has time to see its new surroundings for a few hours and get used to some of the new sounds.

To make sure the bird is eating, find out from the store or breeder what your parrot’s favorite foods are and make sure they are available.

Clipping its wings.

Make sure the first 3 flying feathers are lightly clipped so they don’t run out the door or get into the kitchen where they could crash.

Sleep conditions.

Put a cover over the cage until evening and keep it closed until the sun comes up. Parrots are used to sleeping at night, and covering a parrot cage is the best way to ensure adequate sleep for its health.

Parrots getting lonely.

When introducing a parrot to the family, make sure he has some toys in his new cage so he can play with them and keep himself busy when he starts to relax. Any toy given to a parrot should be checked for safety to make sure its beak or claw is not pinched or parts are broken.

Although parrots are flocking birds, it is recommended that you only talk to them in the cage for the first few days and do not touch them too much until they get used to the family. A favorite parrot can be a very dependent parrot, and if left on its own it is not good because it will continue to attract attention by squealing.

Parrot care by an owner relies on the parrot being happy even when the owner is not there. Encourage the parrot to have fun with toys that are not around during the day.

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