The Sun Conure is one of the most popular pet birds around. Their energy, intelligence and beauty make them a great addition to the family. The following 3 supplies are essential to making your home a healthy and happy environment.
Steel cage – The right cage can make a huge difference in how happy, safe and engaged your bird is every day. Steel is the preferred material. It’s easy to clean and there’s no worry about toxicity if your pet tries to chew the bars.
Due to its size, your Conure should be able to fly without fear of damaging its wings, and high enough to move from one level to another. The minimum height should be twice their length or 24 inches. The minimum width and depth should be 20 inches. However, the bigger the cage, the better life your bird friend will have.
At first it seems like the cage is an area of cost cutting. This is not true. These qualities of a cage will make the pet happier because it has room to move naturally. This will help keep your bird physically and emotionally healthy.
Toys – The more types of entertainment you provide, the more engaging and stimulating your sun colored flyer will be. The toys are designed to mimic things that would attract attention while flying in the wild.
Nooks or soft fuzzy objects are great for a single bird. Brightly colored hanging gadgets with bells and mirrors will increase their curiosity. Sleeping tents are great for cozy nights. Perches and swings will also keep them active. Objects that require finding food inside are their favorite and can keep them occupied for hours.
There is no shortage of interesting toys. Try a few things to see what your pet responds to and take it from there. Toys should be rotated in and out of the cage frequently before boredom sets in. Remove the damaged toys from the cage so that they do not cause injury.
HEPA Air Purifier – If your bird can’t breathe, nothing matters. Every home has indoor pollutants such as dust, dust mites, mold and mildew spores, seasonal pollen, and possibly other pet dander. In the wild these would not be a problem. They would simply dissipate into the atmosphere or the birds would fly away.
In captivity, if you don’t take steps to actively and consistently remove particles, the extra particles and odors your pet will create will literally thicken the air. Birds’ airways are incredibly small, so it doesn’t take much to fill them up.
A purifier with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter and additional particulate and odor filters can add years to your bird’s life…and the lives of its owners, too.
Having these 3 products in your bird room is the best start you can make to responsible ownership. And your bird will love you for it.