Our feathered friends...

Our feathered friends...

Stimulate our imagination with their colourful feather patterns and flights of fancy.
As their owner you will soon have a bond with them that lasts a lifetime.

Become invested for the long run!
When you purchase a bird, you are committing yourself for a longer period. You need to remember that a canary can live 12 to 15 years and a parrot can live for 35 to 50 years.

Time, practice and patience...
Socialising a bird requires lots of time, practice and especially patience, because birds are by nature easily stressed and panicky. Have you considered this and are you still motivated to own a bird as a pet? Congratulations! Please read some of our tips.

Give him time to adjust...
If possible, it is better to buy a bird with known ancestry. Birds from a good breeder will be less scared of human hands and will not be startled when they hear voices. Once the bird is in your home, give him a week to adjust without putting your hand in the cage and without making too many sudden movements or loud noises. It is very important for the bird to get used to you during this period and that it learns to recognise you.

Win his trust...

After the first week, you can slowly try to let him eat out of your hand with spray millet and eventually lure him onto your hand. It is best to build this up gradually by first placing your hand in the cage for only a few seconds and repeating this on a daily basis for longer periods. It may take a few weeks, or even several months, but eventually you will build a bond of trust between yourself and your bird. You will be able to let him or her out of the cage to fly around, sit on your shoulder and you can even teach him or her tricks.

Tip to combat boredom...

In addition to being a tasty treat for the bird, another benefit of spray millet is that it is perfect in combating boredom. The bird has to make an effort to peck the seeds. Spray millet is also highly recommended for birds that are recovering from illness, birds that are nesting and older birds.