The holidays present special safety challenges to bird owners. It is important to keep your birdie safe and stress free. Below is a list of the most common dangers for birds during the holiday season:
- Christmas tree: If you let your bird loose in the house, he will naturally flock to the Christmas tree. A decorated tree may include tinsel and artificial snow that can be toxic to birds. Christmas trees are also adorned with lights that can become hot and cause burns. Remember to keep your bird away from the Christmas tree.
- Holiday Plants: Poinsettia, Holly, Mistletoe and other plants commonly used to decorate during the holidays can be toxic to birds and other pets.
- Fire: If you are going to light candles or start a fireplace, remember to keep your bird in his cage, away from open flames that can pose a danger.
- Decorations: Tying ribbons or bows to decorate a bird’s cage can be dangerous since the bird may become entangled or tempted to pick at the decorations. Most ribbons and bows contain inks and metals that can be toxic.
The safest place for your birdie during the holiday parties is in its cage. At Pet Supermarket, we want our customer and their pets to be safe. Do you have something special in mind for your birdie? See our selection of Toys and Cage Accessories online or at our stores.