Keeping exotic birds can be a lot of fun as long as you know what you're getting into.
Like any pet, a bird needs consistent care and-depending on its type - a little or a lot of attention. When buying birds to train, look for ones that have been hand-reared, which makes them easier to train and much more comfortable around humans.
There is a whole range of species that can be kept some smaller species such as Budgies and Cockatiels make good household pets. Parrots also make colourful, interesting and enjoyable pets however it must be remembered that Parrots live for a very long time often well over 50years of age and keeping them is therefore a long term commitment. They also need considerable stimulation.
This is an exciting development of our very successful gold standard probiotic AVIPRO PLUS.
EU licensing has forced us to produce an avian specific version AVIPRO AVIAN, and small mammal specific products ProC and ProC Professional.
AVIPRO PLUS continues as a prebiotic only, which means that it can continue to be used in any and all species for long term support.
Vetarks AVIMIX vitamin supplement is a very effective multivitamin powder for including in the food of any or all birds. It is high calcium for breeding birds (only Vetark Nutrobal for birds is higher!) but aso contains enhanced levels of vitamins A, C and E plus many other vitamins and minerals.
For very picky birds we have our water soluble liquid BSP vitamin supplement, this contains lots of essentia vitamins. We always encourage the use of powdered vitamins whenever possible as a more effective combination is possible and all vets prefer this route. The liquid calcium and D3 source Zolcal D is a superb calcium/D3 supplement in liquid form which can be put on, food, in water or given directly to birds needing more calcium.
Our life-saving products Avipro probiotic and Critical Care Formula liquid food are vital for the birdkeepers emergency chest. Many parrot owners find Avipro helpful with 'overheated' feather pickers - although we don't understand why!
The cleanser sanitizer disinfectant Ark-Kens has been proven effective against flu viruses but is recommended for all domestic bird situations. It kills psittacosis organisms and common bugs like Salmonella and E.coli and is superb at removing anything that it doesn't kill.
You can download our bird information leaflet at the foot of the page. This contains information on birdcare, disinfection of the aviary, probiotics in birds etc.