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D Birds care during travel and arrival
Birds can be fragile and vulnerable during and post travel and will need a peaceful place to get used to the new environment and recover from the traveling stress.
A temperature between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit in a partially covered cage in a fairly quiet place would give them the right conditions to recover from the stress of their travel. Provide plenty of food and fresh water every day in good visibility for the birds or pet so they can have access to them and re-hydrate and recuperate. Electrolytes and vitamins for the next few days are always a good idea to help your new friend recover.
A few days would be a good period of time to recuperate. Slowly introduce them to your other birds but still keep them in their separate cage for a couple of days. This will give them time to get familiar with the new environment, with yourself and other birds or animals you may have. Watch for any sign of aggression once you introduce them to your aviary or cages with other birds or species of birds. Separate them if you see any conflict or potential problems.
Is important to have on hand before your bird or pet arrives the appropriate food for the specie. Do a little research on their particular needs. We try to provide on our site the right food for their particular needs. We recommend you buy that along with your pet or bird. We do extended research on using and providing the best nutrition for our birds and pets. Extreme heat or cold and drafts is something to avoid especially during the acclimation process. Hi 70's low80's is a good temperature range. If the bird is active and eating, looking around to explore the new place that is a good sign. If the feathers are fluffy is a sign that they are stressed and not doing well.
It is a good idea to keep the cage and or nest dust free to prevent mites or use Diaetmaceous Earth, a natural pesticide to prevent any infestations.
A peaceful environment without loud noises, wild visitors and large arm movements is the best place for them to recover. Some birds and exotic animals are more used to being held and handled so treat them accordingly. Dogs, cats and humans are predatory animals who have eyes to the front. Birds and pray animals have eyes to the side; with this keen peripheral vision, this may cause stress if to many "predators" visit their environment. Finches and other more wild birds are not used in being held to long. Try to minimize handling them too much especially during acclimating process.
Animals, birds and all pets carry, as well as we do, a normal group of diseases that do not harm a healthy pet. Their immune system keeps any diseases in check. A pet, bird, reptile, animal will get sick easier during stressful times or traveling. A good recovery time in a safe and quiet place with good food and water is important for the health of your new friend.
For parrots the bacterial condition called “ parrots fever” is very treatable and not very common. If you are getting a parrot, please make yourself familiar with this potential disease that affects them. Parrot fever is a rare infection caused by Chlamydia psittaci, a specific type of bacteria. The infection is also known as parrot disease and psittacosis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has seen fewer than 10 human cases of parrot fever each year since 2010.