Ribbon wood hanging, floor & tabletop play gyms
Cage should be about chest height – not too high (dominant position) or too low (causes insecurity). Variety of perches, diameter, angles and materials, helps to exercise feet. Non-toxic natural branches are great. Introduce toys gradually to shy birds, placing in room, then closer to the cage until they become used to them. Birds are especially sensitive to chemicals & cleaners with fumes.
WARNING: fumes from non-stick pans can kill birds in minutes!
Bathe at least once weekly or even daily, in shower, sink or with a plant mister. Nails and wings should be trimmed every 2 - 4 months.
Supplements: Powdered vitamins over the food are best (may not be needed if your bird’s primary diet consists of pellets). I recommend Avia Vitamins sprinkled lightly like salt over food, 3-7 days per week depending on quality of intake. (If your bird only eats seed, use daily). I do not recommend water vitamins as they may limit water intake, mess up feathers if bird bathes in water & nutrients are best absorbed with food. African Greys, Blue Front Amazons & egg-laying females need calcium, phosphorus & vitamin D. I recommend Superminee, or at least CaP powder and direct sunshine several times per week.