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Looking to buy a feathery friend?  Check out information on the various breeds of birds, what to look for when purchasing, and how best to interact with your birds.



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Tips For Buying Your First Bird

So, you are going to buy a friend! There are no secrets to purchasing a wonderful bird. Your Pet shop owner can be one of your best allies in buying a healthy bird. Check out the store's policies and procedures on returning and replacing birds.

When approaching the bird you may want, make sure he sees you coming near the cage. If he is suddenly startled, he may only jump and fuss at you, but it could also send him into what is called "shock."

Whistle or speak softly as you observe him for at least a half-hour to gain some superficial information about his health. The eyes should be clear. Watery, puffy or cloudy eyes are a sure indication he isn't healthy. Check his plumage (feathers). It should be smooth and close to his body, and not fluffed out. He should look like a king perched proudly, occasionally preening his feathers and hopping around. Is he alert? He should be active in his cage, feeding, climbing on the bars, interested in you too. If his head is under his wing, he isn't feeling well.

A runny nose or loose droppings in the cage are also signs of illness. What is his breathing like? Nice and rhythmic, or short and raspy? His feet and beak should look good too. If it is possible to hold him, lift up his tail feathers to see if there any signs of diarrhea. Look closely at his body to see if there are any sores or scratches present. Do not feel sorry for a sick bird and purchase him anyway. Select another bird.

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