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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 543) Last page : ( 546)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Feed and management of exotic pet birds

Seemanthini R.1, Jani R.G.2,*

Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University (AAU)Anand - 388001 (Gujarat)

1Veterinary Officer, Department of AHVS, Karnataka

2Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University (AAU)Anand - 388001 (Gujarat)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: vetjani@gmail.com

Online Published on 20 April, 2022.

Abstract

Out of major 27 orders of birds, having 8700 species of which, Passeriformes (finches, sparrows, mynah and perching birds) and Psittaciformes (Parakeets, parrots, cockatoos, macaws and lorikeets) are commonly preferred as companion birds by most pet lovers. Feeding pet birds, the right food is important for their growth and health in captivity. A balanced diet based on sound bird nutrition recommendations for them. Balancing parrot's diet will prevent many health and behavior problems. Malnutrition is a preventable human-made disease observed in most cases of diseases in pet birds.

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Keywords

Exotic bird, Feeding, Grit, Watering.

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