What to do if a wing or tail feather breaks off and bleeds.
Cut the feather below the break or pull the feather out. If the feather is pulled out of the shaft, the bird will grow a new feather to replace it. If a bird is already stressed, it would be better not to ask it to grow feathers. Exception is when a broken feather is blood feather. New feathers growing in are encased in a plastic-like keratin sheath. The base of the new feather has a blood supply and nerves. If one of these feathers is broken, the bird experiences pain and blood usually flows from the feather. To stop the bleeding pull the feather from the base.
Bathing a bird.
You can use a spray bottle with lukewarm water or a bowl of lukewarm water and let the bird swim. The water cools in the air by the time it reaches the bird. They especially like this on a hot day. Spray from above, they open their wings, contort their bodies to get more of the spray and in general put on quite a display. Do not spray by its feed dish, so molds or bacteria don't start growing in the feed.
Keep the bird cage clean.
Change the cage papers every day so that mold or bacteria does not grow in
discarded food or droppings. Change the water every day. Disinfect feeder at least once a week.
Be aware of: Teflon pans produce poisonous gas when heated. The fumes can kill birds within seconds. Don't take chances. Death are plate glass windows and mirrors, which free flying pets fly into.
Life expectancy of cockatiels.
Cockatiels supposedly 15-20 years, but many do not live up to their potential life span because of illness, accident or lack of care.
Take steps to ensure your pet's comfort and safety If you’re headed out of town, it may not be practical to take your pets with you. Hire a pet sitter to come to your home and keep your pets healthy and happy in their own environment, no worries about getting kennel cough or other illnesses.
Get recommendations from your friends, neighbors, veterinarian and groomers. Ask friends on Facebook as well to relate their pet sitting experiences so you have better knowledge of which pet sitters in your area are worth investigating further. It really helps to know someone who has had a pet sitter in their home.
Call the pet sitter to schedule a visit to come to your home, find out if they can accommodate your pets on the specific dates you’ll be out of town.
If you take steps to plan appropriately, you should be able to relax once you’re on your trip knowing that your pets are in good hands and well cared for.
Adult cats need physical and mental stimulation. Many adult cats still enjoy playing with toys. Cats really enjoy the novelty. Rotating toys, taking out three toys and hide the rest. Once a week, bring out a new toy. The cat will be very surprised and excited to see a toy it has not seen in a few weeks. Many cats like the wand because the object is tied to the end of a stick they like it when you move it across the floor or make it bounce. Other cats prefer carrying stuffed toys
around the house and laying on their backs to play with them. Laser lights are another toy the cats like to chase the light. Also moving the location of the tied toy to another place in the house from time to time. Walk the cat on its leash outdoor.
Before you get the chickens, check your local city / town ordinances and homeowner's association. Make sure you have a good relationship with your neighbors (the promise of no roosters and free eggs helps!) Be sure to build or buy a hen house for the chickens eat, sleep, and lay eggs in. Chickens hate getting wet and must have a shelter to get out of the rain. Each hen needs a nest box to lay her eggs in. Be sure the chickens are not cramped, give each chicken about two feet of space or they'll want to fight. Usually the chickens are nice to each other. Make sure to give your hens a good quality feed. Play time - Play with your chicks when young to get them used to being around people.
They also have a fairly high body temperature and can handle cooler weather much better than hot. The natural pattern for most hens is to stop laying in the winter. Make sure you wash the eggs with soapy water and a scrub brush.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area