New Year's dangers for birds: in touch with a biologist ornithologist
For many people, holidays are fun, relaxation and entertainment. But for owners of parrots and other birds, this is an occasion to once again think about the safety of their feathered pets.
The first thing a bird encounters during the holidays is noise. It is advisable to protect the bird from your noisy gatherings, because some guests can be very curious and intrusive. And some will certainly want to treat the bird with something forbidden, which is fraught with poisoning at best. The best option for placing a noisy company would be a room isolated from the bird. If this cannot be avoided, then it is advisable to place the bird in the far corner or higher so that curious guests do not encroach on your pet.
Do not let the bird out of the cage or brag about it to friends. A bird can fly out of an open window or window, it can be crushed by doors, sit on it. In addition, furtively eaten food from the festive table will also not add health! And in time, an unclosed door can make a feathered friend a victim of a cat or dog, which should not be in the same room as a walking bird.
New Year and Christmas holidays are full of various shiny and sparkling decorations. For the bird, they are all interesting, curious. Do not allow the bird to these jewelry, they may be unsafe! The bird can get confused, get stuck, eat some element of decor, gnaw the wires of the garland, break something and get hurt!
Remember that the use of pyrotechnics can greatly scare the bird, and the fumes from its ignition in the apartment or house can be toxic to the bird. In addition, explosions of fireworks and firecrackers can also scare a parrot, because if a bird is used to sleeping under a coverlet, it is better to immediately cover the cage so that less noise penetrates into it. If not, then close the curtains, try to slightly move the cage away from the window. If the bird is left alone at this time, leave the dim light on, this will help you quickly orient yourself if the parrot is frightened and starts to beat on the bars of the cage or falls from the pole.
The use of scented candles in a house where there are parrots is prohibited, pairs of flavors are harmful to birds. The same applies to incense sticks and incense.
Remember Teflon Cookware! Pairs of very hot Teflon-coated cookware are deadly to parrots! Recently, in the USA, a case of death of 10 birds was recorded at the same time when heating a package for roasting turkey. It’s better not to use anything new.
If you follow these simple rules, the holiday will be successful for you and your pet! Holiday greetings!