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Can Pet Birds Be Tethered?

Having a feathered pet around can be more challenging than having dogs. Because unlike your furry canines, pet birds may fly away and may not come back. This is one reason that led bird owners to ask the question “should I tether my pet bird?” Unfortunately, the practice is frowned upon by many animal rights activists. In fact, there are countries that ban or prohibit the tethering of pet birds. Tethering restricts their movement and can make them lethargic and depressed.

This, in turn may be an important predisposing factor for other health problems that might affect pet birds that are tethered. Animal welfare advocates encourage bird pet owners to provide opportunities for pet birds to engage in natural behaviors and have enough space to spread their wings and fly .

Sudden changes in your pet’s behavior should be brought to the attention of a experienced vet McHenry, IL.

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