Parakeets make great pets, especially if you’re a first-time bird owner. They’re small, social, and easy to care for. Here are some tips on basic parakeet care:
- Feed your parakeet a couple of teaspoons of fortified parakeet seed or pellet mix daily. A parakeet’s diet should also include a daily portion of fresh fruits and veggies, such as apples, grapes, broccoli, or shredded carrots. Offer these up in a separate feeding dish. Provide plenty of fresh water, and remember to change the water daily.
- A parakeet’s cage should have plenty of perches in a variety of sizes to ensure that he or she gets plenty of exercise and entertainment. A cuttlebone is also a parakeet necessity-it provides calcium and minerals, and helps keep the bird’s beak trimmed. And don’t forget the toys and treats!
Pet Supermarket has everything you’ll need to set up your parakeet’s home. We carry a wide variety of parakeet seed mixes, treats, toys, cages, and neat accessories, such as treat holders that clip onto the bars of the cage. We even have toys with treats built right in! Visit our bird section today to choose all the things that are sure to make your parakeet chirp with delight.