October 3, 2022

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Building A Habitat For Sun Conure

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When it comes to buying a sun conure for sale, there are several things that you need to take care of. They acclimate well to average household temperatures between 65o F and 80o F. You need to be very much careful of extreme temperature changes. Habitats should be placed off the floor in a well-lit area, away from drafts and inaccessible to other curious pets such as dogs and cats. They are very social, so habitats should be placed in an area with a lot of household activity.

Make sure that no habitat parts or toys contain lead, zinc, other potentially poisonous heavy metals, lead-based paints or galvanized parts, as these can result in serious issues if birds ingest them.

Toys

Sun conures are very intelligent birds; foraging toys are crucial for enrichment and mental stimulation. Toys should have a variety of textures, shapes and colors to entice birds to interact with them. Toys must be securely attached to the habitat for the reason that birds can unscrew the C-clamps that are typically used to hang toys and become injured.

Toys should not have small parts that birds can easily pull off and ingest. Without toys and attention, birds can get bored, pick their feathers, scream or develop destructive behaviors, so be certain to rotate their toys regularly to prevent boredom.

Bathing

Water dishes should be large enough for birds to bathe in. Parrotlets for sale that do not bathe regularly can be misted gently a few times a week with warm water from a plant mister to help them maintain healthy plumage.

Ultraviolet Light

Birds need exposure to UV light to make vitamin D in their skin, which allows them to absorb dietary calcium. UV light is filtered out by glass in windows, so placing the habitat next to a window is not sufficient. UV lights designed specifically for birds should shine on the habitat for ten to twelve hours a day and be changed every six months when their potency wanes.

Liner & Litter

A metal grate over the habitat bottom will allow droppings to fall away from the feet of birds and help keep the habitat cleaner. The tray in the habitat bottom is supposed to be lined with habitat paper or other paper-based substrate to ease cleanup and minimize dust.

Perches

Perches are supposed to be ½” in diameter. Provide an assortment of perch sizes so the conure can exercise their feet and help put a stop to pressure sores from developing on their soles. Make use of perches made from different materials such as natural branches, braided rope, and wood in order to provide the bird pet with their choice of surfaces to stand on.

Sandpaper covers on perches are abrasive to the bottom of feet and are not recommended. In order to keep away from contaminating food dishes with droppings, steer clear of placing food or water containers directly under perches.

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