WHAT TO DO WITH YOUNG WILD BIRDS
Concerned about young wild birds? If you find a young bird this is what to do:
• Leave the bird alone, don’t bother or handle it – stress is the biggest killer of rescued birds. Its parents will find it and feed it
• Keep children and pets away
• If the bird is injured – Contact a wildlife rehabilitator, nature conservation department or wildlife veterinarian as soon as possible and ask what you should do before handling the bird
Remember: wild animals are still wild and attempting to interact with them can cause harm to the animal or to you.
Please be on the lookout for people selling owls! Owls are not pets!
Please contact the local authorities if you see anyone trying to sell Owls.
KEEPING YOUR CAGE BIRD’S DIET HEALTHY
Avoid feeding your cage birds too much sunflower seed. Sunflower seed can cause liver damage due to its oily consistency.
Ensure you give your birds a good daily dose of fresh fruit and vegetables.
CARING FOR CAGE BIRDS IN WINTER
Cage birds are prone to pneumonia and airsaculitis (infection of the air sacs) in winter. Airsacculitis is a lower respiratory-associated disease in birds, and is defined as inflammation of one or more of the air sacs. Air sacs serve as an integral part of a birds’s respiratory system. To avoid birds becoming infected ensure that you bird cages are kept warm in winter and are draft free.