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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Preventing Bird Foot Fatigue
Does Your Bird Have Foot Fatigue?
In the wild parrots visit many different sizes of trees and branches from the smallest hanging limbs, to super thick tree branches.
Providing differing sizes of wooden perches for your bird is very helpful in exercising the feet, and providing different textures from ropes to wooden blocks, to ladders to trimming perches, helps keep those birdy feet strong and healthy.
If you have an older bird or a handicapped bird, or even a very young clumsy bird, providing platforms, rope perches, and ladders, can help your bird enjoy life while helping prevent falls and allowing those delicate feet traction, and a restful place to perch.
Don't forget your bird uses those feet not only to stand on almost all of the time, but as a useful tool for grabbing, climbing, holding things, and playing. So be kind to the feet and provide perching of different shapes, sizes, and textures.