What to expect the first day you bring a bird home

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hello everybody welcome back to a new

video so today I'm going to talk about

the first day bringing a bird home so I

know after I made the video of things

you need to know before getting a cavity

a lot of you were messaging me about

things to know when bringing them home

for the first day so we actually have a

new addition to our family

this is Kiwi come say hi Kiwi Kiwi

okay so Kiwi is a quaker parrot or also

known as monk parakeets the originated

from Argentina and he just turned five

months old we got him when he was four

months so we got him around December 12

and honestly I kind of forgot what it

was like to bring home a new bird and

especially a baby I can't say I've ever

owned a bird as a baby I've always done

rest keepers but he's been my first

little baby bird and I've been learning

a lot so when you first bring a bird

home you got to understand this is a new

environment for them doesn't matter if

you get them as a baby as an adult as a

rescue it's gonna be scary they might be

quiet timid they might like stay in the

corner of their cage not say much it

might be a few days until they even make

a little sound be very patient with them

and give them lots of space the last

thing you need to be doing is just

coming up to their face trying to hold

them grab them and I know it's hard

because you're probably so excited when

you bring up her at home you just want

to cuddle them and just get to know them

but give them their space don't be

concerned if maybe the first day your

new bird doesn't want to really touch

their food touch their water this is

normally normal they again new

environment they're a little bit scared

they're timid

probably not hungry it's not their first

thought their first thought is where am


what in the world is kind of going on Oh

keep in mind when you get a new bird the

first two weeks are crucial these are

the first two weeks where your bird is

gonna most bond and get used to you so

it's super important that when you first

get a bird those first two weeks you're

spending as much time as

it could be sitting around their keys

just talking to them letting even got

used to you letting them come to you

mostly you never want to force a bird

out of its cage because it's going to

just think you're intruding on its home

and it's going to think that what the

heck I can't trust this price and kind

of thing I remember when we first got

Kiwi first he was very quiet luckily he

was very friendly he came on to her hand

since he was hand tane so that was an

easy part so he kept him around with us

a lot talking to him he got very used to

us he got used to our voices us being

there and he really enjoyed being kind

of new your house that's just kind of

his personality but most Brits won't be

like this most birds will kind of just

be like don't touch me get away from

them so kind of learn to read around the

personality of the bird and especially

the type of bird a lot of different

breeds of birds react differently for

example cockatiels they're very very shy

and timid that's just gonna be them when

you first get them quick your parrots

they're very social active birds but key

we didn't say really a little squawk

until maybe five days until we actually

heard him start to squawk and mimic

sounds and start to actually talk Chris

day was really hard to get him to eat

anything he very very little second day

he started to eat a little bit more than

the following days he was just eating

and eating and eating and he got used to

us very quickly I think it took maybe

like a day and a half or two days for

him to feel comfortable again it's gonna

be different for every bird everybody's

gonna have their own timeframe and you

just got to be patient and work with it

my thing is I know that bringing the

bird home you're gonna want it to be

introduced to all the fun toys you got

it all the cool little playgrounds you

have for it and all the treats you want

to try with it just hold up for a second

they're probably not gonna want to be

playing with their toys they're probably

not going to want to try any weird foods

you're passing them just let them be sit

around them talk to them just got to

know them but don't overwhelm them the

next thing is that when you are

after a while they get a little bit

comfortable and you want to let them out

of their cage or let them get to know

their outside environment a bit more

keep in mind that birds usually map out

the location that they're in so if they

don't have it really well mapped out

they're gonna bump into things I

remember Kiwi sort of knew how this

house kind of ran but he's still when he

flew he would tend to kind of crash land

a lot

he wouldn't realized there'd be a wall

he'd stop before the wall and kind of

just flopped to the ground now he's

excellent he knows where every single

counter is where every single purchase

he knows how to navigate his way through

this home

that's not gonna be the case when you

first bring over at home they're gonna

need to get used to where they are

they're gonna need to kind of know where

they can lands they're gonna need to

know the walls the perimeters this is

gonna take some time so when you first

do get them used to the outside of their

cage you're gonna have to surveillance

them like a toddler literally you don't

want them bumping into anything you

don't want to have any accident so

that's in general for birds specifically

when you're bringing home a baby bird

though there are quite a few things

you're gonna have to keep in mind

firstly when you bring a baby bird home

usually birds are ready to be weaned

when they're about four months old

that's usually the time that you're able

to buy them something you want to keep

in mind is that they're poops there puts

are gonna be kind of jelly like they're

gonna poop a lot a lot more than an

adult per baby bird typically don't

really know that they can hold in their

poop so every little urge that they feel

they're just gonna let it out it's not

like those solid poops that kind of just

roll it's gonna stain pretty much


this usually starts to solidify after

about a month when you've had them not

entirely but a majority of it will be

while bringing a baby home means that

everything is new to them absolutely

everything so they're developing kind of

their common sense per se I remember

when we brought Kiwi home he was very

confused about his feet I'm not sure why

but he would just kind of lift up a foot

take a look at it

and just kind of go like this it was

very interested with this beat I'm not

sure why but even like he had a bit of

trouble learning to walk we had to teach

him to like kind of climb up ladders and

we had to teach him where his food was

where his water was kind of just

pointing to it or like bringing him like

in front of it so he'd be like oh that's

my water or oh that's my food and then

he kind of clickin not idea he was super

clumsy when we first got in like he

tripped over his own two feet all the

time so make sure that you keep them

somewhere where they're not gonna easily

just fall off and get hurt so baby birds

you've got a surveillance them heavily

oh they're gonna try and eat things that

aren't edible they're gonna want to rip

apart everything they're gonna be

curious about pretty much everything

they're gonna think everything's food

they're also not gonna understand the

concept of something that is hot or cold

they'll just kind of try and step inside

something that's burning hot and you got

to kind of prevent them from doing that

don't give them any chances they will

get themselves into dangerous situations

which you got to just kind of be

monitoring them so the other thing is

when you bring a baby bird home they're

still kind of learning the fly they're

not gonna know how to fly and most

breeders are gonna clip their wings when

you do bring a bird home in general just

make sure that you have something to

catch all the food that they're gonna

throw because they will throw all their

food on the ground there's gonna be

seeds everywhere so you're gonna have to

be looking into that to me there's

something you'd like to tell the

audience you sent me some kisses Sun

kisses ooh the audience

we're gonna talk about location so when

you bring up your bird home like you


you bring a bird home location where you

place your cage is extremely important

you want to place it somewhere where

people are gonna be mostly around well

another really important thing is

somewhere where your bird can feel

absolutely safe especially to sleep got

Kiwi a tent and that is the space ace

goes into that tent when he wants to

sleep when he wants to be left alone

that little tons of his safe space we

just have to make sure to keep it clean

but in general that's it and from that

bringing a new bird home is just all

about bonding they love being with you

hearing your voice being on your

shoulder just anything that you do they

want to be a part of so just make sure

you're prepared for that because it's

gonna be like having a clingy little

baby that follows you everywhere

exactly Thank You kini so that was it

for this video I hope this kind of give

you an idea of the first day and a week

is gonna look like

Frankie the new bird home you're so


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thank you