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    How To Stop Your Pet Bird Getting Fat!!

    ArticleBird AdviceFriday 25 February 2011
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    It might seem unusual, but pet birds can often develop obesity, and this is a serious problem! Obese birds are at a bigger risk of other health complications. This isn't a blame game - whoever's fault it is that your bird has piled on the pounds, read on and learn how to get it trim and slim again!

    Firstly, how do you know if your bird has a weight problem? Each species of pet bird has a different target weight. You can weigh a bird at home if it is well-trained or at the veterinary practice. The vet should be able to tell you if your bird is obese or not.

    Birds also get double chins, like humans! This is a good way to tell if your bird is fat!

    You shouldn't feed your bird human foods at all. Feed it a healthy diet composed of seeds, grains and fruit and vegetables (but not too much fruit. This should only be around 5% of a bird's diet.)

    Birds need exercise. Buy your bird a play gym or make sure it has plenty of space to fly.

    If your bird starts developing other health problems due to obesity, ask your vet to provide you with special anti-obesity medications or low-fat bird food specially adapted for diets.

     

     

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