Parrots and Perches

Author: Peter Wilson, Avian Vet.  Perches play an important role in maintaining the health of a bird’s beak, feet and claws.  They also play an integral part in providing mental stimulation and occupational therapy for your pet.  Parrots are “hard-wired” to chew. In fact they need to chew to maintain their beak in tip-top condition.  Therefore, perches should be regarded as disposable.  Don’t be like one of my clients who said, “The bird kept chewing up his wooden perches, so I replaced them with a galvanized water pipe.”  Not only was he depriving his parrot of the only means of chewing...

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