When you first bring your new bird home, it is a world of change for them as well as you. There is a lot to learn and it is important that you take the time to make sure that everything is just right for your new pet. It can be scary for the bird to come into a different atmosphere and this is why you need to make it a good experience for them.
You must have patience for your new bird. Getting your bird settled comfortably and gaining a good relationship with your bird is important. You will have to ensure that you are maintaining the bird's physical environment is safe and then start working on the attitude that it has for you as their new owner.
The cage is where your bird will feel safe. They will be spending most of their time three and it is their source of protection from the outside world. Choose the right location for the cage that will be adjacent to the rest of the family. Your bird will be most comfortable if the cage is near a wall so he can watch the happenings without having to worry about anything sneaking up from behind.
Keep the cage away from any windows and doors so that the sun is not surrounding them, which can over heat the bird. You can place the cage near a window so that the bird can look out, but do not let the sun beat down on them. The happenings outside will keep the bird entertained and enjoying the view.
You do not want to place the bird in the kitchen. This is where they will breath in deadly fumes. You will want to keep the bird in a family room, den, or bedroom. You want the bird to be in the same room with the rest of the family most of the time.
Do not get too overwhelmed. Having a bird is a big responsibility. You need to make sure that you are ready to take on the challenges of taking care of it everyday. You will have to feed, water and clean the bird and the cage all the time. You will also need to spend time with the bird to let them know that they are part of the family and that you love them.
If you are getting them toys, go to a bird shop or pet store and find something appropriate there. You will not want to over crowd the cage with toy but you may want to let them have one or two for entertainment.