The decision to own an exotic bird should only be made after careful consideration. Many beginning aviculturists don’t realize all that is involved in caring for domesticated birds – they are not low maintenance pets!
As is the case with any living creature, nutrition is the cornerstone of good health and vitality in birds.
Many owners over feed their birds – a problem also seen today in an increasing number of cats, dogs and other companion animals. Too many treats and too little nutritional variety are major contributors to poor health in pet birds.
With over 8,000 species of birds in the world, there’s no one-size-fits-all ideal bird diet. But the more exotic bird enthusiasts know about the basics of good bird nutrition, the better able they are to nurture the health and quality of life of their pets.