Hummingbirds Make Great Pets


by Mike Yeager

Hummingbirds are wonderful birds that are smart, playful, and easy to take care. Many new bird owners are surprised by the intelligence that many birds show. They are also very playful. Make sure you do research on all of the different types of birds. Some types of hummingbirds are more expensive and require more care than do others. Fortunately, most hummingbirds require only a little care. If your bird will be alone for most the day, consider buying two birds, so they can keep each other company. Also, bird toys will help pass the time. Birds have advantages over other pets in that they require only a little space for their cage, will never have trouble with ticks or fleas, and will never cut or scratch anybody.

How to take care of your Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds require a few basic supplies. The most important is the bird cage. Make sure that your bird cage is large enough for your hummingbird to move freely around. No hummingbird will be happy if it always cramped. Also, make sure to buy healthy bird food. Be aware that some types of bird food are made for only certain birds. If you are unsure of what type of bird food is right for your hummingbird, contact your veterinarian. Although hummingbirds are usually resistant to diseases, they do sometimes become ill. If you notice that a hummingbird is ill, contact your veterinarian immediately. Also, quarantine it from any other hummingbirds you, to prevent the spread of the disease. If you take proper care of your hummingbird, it will be a friend of yours for years to come.

Mike Yeager, Publisher


About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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