Bird owners need to keep an up-to-date version of an instruction sheet for your parrot’s care posted visibly either near the cage or in the food prep area. Include contact information for your avian veterinarian and parrot’s alternative caregivers, your parrot’s name and species and identifying characteristics (or a photo) Instructions for handling your parrot, feeding your parrot (including any treats or preferences) locations of any medications your parrot may need along with times and doses, any words or whistles or noises that your parrot uses or will recognize as familiar and location of any relevant pet documentation.

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