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    How to Look After Poicephalus

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Looking after poicephalus is not that difficult, once you know the basics you can keep a happy and healthy pet. This article will teach you some top tips in caring for poicephalus.
     

     

     

    Caring for Poicephalus


    • If your poicephalus is healthy it should have shiny feathers, bright eyes, a large appetite and very alert personae.

    • Poicephalus droppings should be solid and green with a watery cuticle surrounding it. This watery cuticle is moisture the parrot expels with its waste as they do not urinate.

    • You need to make sure that the area near to their beak called the cere is not swollen or rough.

    • Even if you think your poicephalus is fit and healthy it is important that you take it to the vet for a yearly check-up. In this check-up the vet should do a physical examination, a blood count, blood chemistry profile and swab tests to check for internal parasites and bacteria.

    • An important part of looking after poicephalus parrots is monitoring the poicephalus’ food. They are prone to getting liver problems so you need to feed the parrot a diet which is low in protein and fat.

    • Owners should be careful about taking poicephalus parrots outdoors without supervision. Even after their wings have been clipped they can still fly long distances.


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