Advantages to boarding:
- The bird will be in the midst of activity for eight 8 to 10 hours a day. Gregarious birds often enjoy the hubbub!
- Personnel will be able to observe the bird on a regular basis during the day.
- The bird will likely be on a regular schedule depending on store/boarding facility hours.
- When boarded at a vet’s office, the bird will have access to immediate medical care during business hours.
- A bird with special needs can be accommodated.
- · And always check the air ventilation and cleanliness if the facility
What to bring:
- Toys for the bird to have entertainment and activities while they’re being lodged. Wood blocks to help the bird trim its beak while you’re away.
- Correct bird food. Some boarding facilities will have their own bird food, but birds in general are very picky eaters, so they need the food they’re already using. Changing a bird’s food improperly can cause major medical issues or even death. You can even bring their favorite treats so they might grow fond of the care takers at the boarding facility.
- You can bring their own cage that they live in to be put in the boarding area with them or a traveling cage to carry them back and forth from home.
- Medication or special water with instructions.
- Last but not least instructions of how, when and special needs for feeding, and any other important information for the care taker to know like: what makes them angry or happy, if they bite, or emergency information to get a hold of you.
Always check the air ventilation
Check for cleanliness of the facility
Remember your time away from your bird should be enjoyable, and ensuring you have everything for you birds needs will make your birds time away from you enjoyable also.
If you have any further questions contact your veterinarian or us at Animal Central at (303)469-PETS (7387).
By: Dr. George Stroberg and Staff at Animal Central