I thought the most bird safe room in my house was my bedroom I like a simple bedroom I know I'm 25 but I don't even like watching TV in my bedroom so when I noticed blood on the floor and seen my dove was missing a toe nail my heart sank...specially since one of my budgies passed recently and I've been reevaluating my house and seeing if everything's good for them
I normally let my dove roam during the day and set his food and water on a dresser or on the floor and let him roam he becomes pretty restless if I don't let him out maybe he's just used to it...but I didn't put out his dishes this time I just left the cage door open for him...I'm thinking maybe he got it snagged somehow? I thought it would be fine because he sleeps in his cage and often puts himself up at the end of the day he's a good boy
Any bird proofing advice would be applied to all the birds so that's why I'm asking here what people do to make sure everything is safe for birds or if they have birds that free roam and what they do to insure their safety
I've been letting my dove roam some months now this is the first incident and I know it sounds like I'm running a mad house but I'm quite used to allot of animals so the mad house isn't as mad as it sounds
When bird proofing your room and house, and when letting your dove free, it's best to keep them supervised. You should always have at least one family member or you to keep watch over your pets just in case they get stuck (or something stuck), eat something that's not good for them, step on something sharp or something that's harmful and do something that's not what they usually do compared to when supervised.
To bird proof a home/room, cover any windows and blinds and keep them shut, hide any wires and cords as they can chew on them, check underneath furniture and around it for any loose bits and anything that they can chew and digest, close the doors and tell other family members that the bird will be out and to cover mirrors.
You should also create some landing spots for your birds (like play gyms, stands and perched) so they don't panic as much when going out and so they can be as high or as low as they want to.
I do hope your little dove's toe is okay. It must've been frightening! I can't imagine that happening to my two little birds. I would've cried >< So sorry to hear about what happened to your little budgie... I'm sure it's thankful for living such a happy life.
Always be careful and cautious~
Thank you I'll just have to be more careful I feel awful he's such a sweet bird I'll be checking everything over again soon
Our little birds always surprises us and always does the most unimaginable things!
Good luck! Your bird sure does seem like a sweet birdie! Keep us updated! I would love to see his pics and everything.
It is always best to have your birds caged when you are not there to supervise them.
Even a bird-proofed room can have dangers for a bird that is allowed to "free-roam" when no one is home to check on it periodically.
A toenail can become snagged in a carpet, drapery, bedding, clothing, etc.
Birds have little blood to begin with and can easily bleed to death from a broken toenail if the blood does not clot fairly quickly.