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If you’re thinking about buying a Christmas tree this holiday season, you might be wondering if they are safe for pet birds. After all, birds love to chew on things and they aren’t too picky about what they put in their beaks! The good news is there are ways to ensure that your feathered friend stays healthy during the holidays.
Read on as a local vet talks about how to keep your bird happy and safe during this festive season!
Christmas trees are a common sight in homes during the holiday season. While some pet owners choose to include their birds in the festivities by decorating with lights or stringing popcorn, others opt not to bring their birds near Christmas trees. Why? The answer to this question is both simple and complex: while many types of Christmas trees are safe for pets, they may be dangerous if they’re not maintained properly.
If ingested, pine needles, tree sap, and even some types of water additives can be harmful or poisonous to birds:
If you have both a bird and a Christmas tree in your home, it is best to keep them apart. Here are a few precautions to keep in mind:
The bottom line is that birds and Christmas trees do not go together. If you have both in your home, it is best to keep them apart.
If you have more questions or wish to schedule a checkup for Tweety, feel free to call us, your local vet, anytime!