Our pet birds are not as active in our home as their wild cousins are in their native environments. Wild parrots have to fly many miles a day in the search for food.
Just like for people, too little exercise can lead to:
To keep our birds healthy they need to have lots of opportunities to move, climb, flap and fly. Adequate exercise, in combination with a balanced diet, will help our birds to maintain their weight and keep their hearts healthy. Exercise will also help to keep their joints limber and their muscles toned.
Here's some of the ways we can help our birds get exercise:
Feed a Healthy Diet
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