Importance of Drinking Water for Pet Birds

This video presents an overview of the different considerations when offering water to your pet birds.

  • Ensure optimal water quality is provided – bacteria, parasites (in certain countries), pesticides and heavy metal toxicity can be extremely harmful to your birds
  • Accessories – Choosing the right bowls, bottles and dispensers and positioning of the accessories
  • What type of material is best for water dishes and dispensers – metal, glass, plastic
  • Water bottle/dish hygiene
  • Teaching your bird to drink from a new water source such as a water bottle
  • How to provide water while traveling
  • Monitoring water consumption to alert for possible health concerns
  • Diets which may trigger excessive water intake
  • Considerations for the aviculturist – the pros and cons of automatic watering systems

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