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Question:

December 6, 2019

Leaving my bird


i am leaving for a week and i live in a rural area and i don’t have someone who can watch him or come over and i can’t not go. will he be okay if i give him plenty of food and water, new toys and a mirror 🙁 ?


Answer:

Hi Elena,

This is not a good idea – you are likely to return to find a sick or dead bird from contaminated water or no water at all.  It may not be as convenient but you need to locate a vet or pet shop that will board birds.  There are too many things that can go wrong such as the water getting spilled, pooped in and contaminated, food soiling, bird gorging on all of the food at one time, bird getting bored and getting into a dangerous situation, bird getting caught on a toy – the list can go on and many times something  tragic has happened when the bird was only left for a night or two

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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