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HEALTH CARE

Pet Bird Health Care

Our birds depend on us to keep them healthy. We have provided some resources to help you give your pet the best possible care you can. When in doubt, always turn to an avian professional to answer your questions.

THE VALUABLE VET                      FEATHER-PICKING

AVERAGE BIRDS WEIGHTS          BOARDING YOUR BIRD

NUTRITION

Good bird health begins with good nutrition

Birds have sensitive systems. You might be surprised how the seeds, pellets and treats sold at pet stores are actually the opposite of what your bird needs to thrive. In fact, those processed foods can be the very cause of known bird problems, such as feather-picking, toe-tapping, obesity and behavioral issues.

The birds at Wings of Love Bird Haven receive a balanced, primarily organic diet made up of veggies, fruits, legumes, grains and fresh sprouts. We have assembled lots of information for you that explains the nutritional thought behind our diet and the recipes so you can do it too.

Of course, we realize that you have fewer birds than we do, and you may not have the time to prepare fresh meals daily for your companion pet. That's okay. Read the information and incorporate it to suit your lifestyle. You can prepare smaller batches or create a big batch and freeze it into smaller portions that you can defrost as needed.

Take a look below at the articles on how to make the Haven Mash, How to Sprout, Basic Nutrition, Nuts and Seeds, and Dairy and Birds. There's lots of good stuff here, so make sure to read them all. It'll take some time to sink in, but you can always come back and refer to these articles as much as you like.

Questions? Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bhrescue and get to know other bird lovers who can help you. We'd love to have you as part of our cyber family of friends.

CURRENT DIET         HAVEN MASH          HOW TO SPROUT          Clean15 and Dirty Dozen

DAIRY & BIRDS           NUTS & SEEDS        BIRD NUTRITION

SAFETY

The safety of your bird depends upon you

In order to protect your pet, you will need to put in place some precautionary procedures. We've put together a number of resources for you to refer to. There's a lot of information here so feel free to bookmark this website and come back to it often. While this information may seem overwhelming at first, most of the points made here are easily incorporated into one's routine. By relying on the knowledge of experienced bird handlers, you can avoid many of the potential hazards to your companion bird.

Notice the list of articles that address different safety concerns, such as General Bird Safety, Toxic Products, Nontoxic Household Products, Poison Plants and Health Risks to Humans. Make sure to read them all, as this important information could make the difference between life or death for your pet.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us through Facebook at www.facebook.com/birdhaven where you can address your concerns to our supportive family of bird lovers. If you aren't a Facebook member, you can easily set up an account with only an e-mail address and password. After you've joined go to our URL or type Wings of Love Bird Haven in the search bar. Then click on Become a Fan. We hope to see you there!

GENERAL BIRD SAFETY               TOXIC PRODUCTS            POISONOUS PLANTS

HEALTH RISKS TO HUMANS       NONTOXIC HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

article_de_loulouOur birds depend on us to keep them healthy. We have provided some resources to help you give your pet the best possible care you can. When in doubt, always turn to an avian professional to answer your questions.

De, Wings of Love Bird Haven's Executive Director, gives medication to Lou Lou the blue and gold macaw. Lou Lou found her forever home in September 2009 with Meghan and Bill. 

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