Health & Hygiene For Finches & Waxbills - An Overview

Your birds won't stay healthy if good hygiene practices aren't implemented

One of the most important things you can do to keep your finches healthy, is to keep their cage clean and free of excess debris. While "Animal Husbandry" is defined primarily as the care and breeding of domestic food and work animals, it must be expanded to include ANY domesticated animal.  We, as caretakers, should be vigilant in the proper care and feeding of all animals in our possession.  This includes our birds, cats, dogs, rodents, fish, or any other critter we keep in our home. 


Once in our possession, it is our duty to care for them properly.  Hygiene is a major part of that care, and proper hygiene leads to good health. But there is far more to health and hygiene than just keeping cages clean. There are things you need to know about your birds so when they DO get sick, you know what to do about it.

Follow the links from here or from the navigation bar for more information.

Links Pertaining to Health

ALL of these HEALTH & HYGIENE articles have been added or are in the process of being added to our "Lark's Nest BLOG". As articles are added, they will be underlined (linked) here.

 

They are Member's Only access. If you are a member, click these links or head to the blog, then choose the HEALTH & HYGIENE category to view the article of your choice, or use the links below.


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BIRD PURCHASE TIPS

TAKING BASELINE STATS ON EACH BIRD

AVOIDING ILLNESS IN THE AVIARY

CAGE CLEANING

DESCRIBING YOUR SICK BIRD TO YOUR VET

HOW TO HANDLE YOUR BIRDS

HYGIENE

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (ICE)

LOWERING THE PH OF THE DRINKING WATER

QUARTERLY QUARANTINE

THE BENEFITS OF HANDLING YOUR BIRDS OFTEN

TRIMMING BEAKS & CLAWS

WATER INTAKE FOR HEALTHY BIRDS

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR BIRD GETS SICK

YOUR BIRD AND THE MOLT

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