Birds make unique pets. They can be intelligent, lively and social, learning new songs and mimicking all kinds of noises. They can form close, decades-long bonds with people without requiring constant attention, and they're relatively low-maintenance. Whether you're caring for a new pet bird or welcoming wild birds into your yard, you'll find a wide variety of bird food, enclosures, bird accessories and other supplies at Walmart.com.
Pet Bird Care
Pet birds should have a bird cage that's large enough for them to turn around without their tail touching the bars. Make sure the bar spacing of the cage is appropriate for your species so they don't get stuck. Look for bird food with a mix of seeds so your pet gets the nutrients it needs and doesn't get bored; like many pets, birds enjoy variations in their diet, like bird treats and chews. Try lining the bottom of the cage with newspaper, then replacing the newspaper every few days to remove droppings. And if you can't dedicate all of your time to your bird, you should spice up its cage with bird toys it can play with while you're away. Consider mounting a cuttlebone in the cage so your bird can peck at it and increase its calcium consumption.
Wild Bird Care
Leaving food for wild birds is a great way to liven up your garden or attract different species for birdwatching. Seed mixes are a popular choice for bird feeders. You'll also find many wild bird treats made with suet, a kind of fat that usually comes from beef. Several species like blue jays, cardinals, goldfinches and chickadees love suet cakes, which can also include nuts, seeds and rolled oats.