What Are The Must-Have Bird Supplies When Caring For A Pet Bird
Taking care of birds can be quite complicated at first, but thanks to pet stores, we can purchase all of the necessary items that we need in order for us to properly care for our winged pets. In this article, we will be discussing the bird supplies needed for you to properly care for your feathered friends.

Here are some of the essentials that you’re going to need to take care of your pet birds:

Food Essentials

Just like any other pet cat or dog, your pet bird also needs a specific diet designed for birds. Bird foods can include bird seed, pellets, as well as fruits and vegetables like beans and nuts. There are toxic foods that you must avoid feeding your birds such as onion, avocado, chocolate, any food product with caffeine, and especially alcohol!

Bird feed mix

Usually consists of mixed seeds, supplements, and vitamins.

Formulated diets

These specific diet mixes are created for birds. It contains the nutrition needed by birds and minerals and vitamins is usually added.

Bird supplements

This can consist of various foods like fruits such as pears, apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes, and papayas. Vegetables like zucchini, carrots, and cucumbers are safe for birds too!

Protein supplements

Protein supplements can be offered to your pet birds such as a boiled egg, cheese, etc.

Calcium supplements

Calcium supplements are important for your bird’s health. Oyster shells can be added to your bird’s diet but make sure to grind these finely.

Some birds also need bird grit

These are unshelled seeds that can help them digest their food. Always remember your bird needs fresh water and food bowls! Make sure to clean them out regularly.

Other Essentials and Accessories


Bird cages must be made from non-toxic materials and must be easy to clean. It should be large enough for your bird and not too cramped.

Bird cages


A bird perch can be made from tree branches and this must be set far from the bird’s food and water bowls. If you need bird supplies, make sure to check out Paws and Claws! We carry a wide range of different pet supplies so you can use it to properly care for your pets.

Cage liners

Cage liners can be made from paper, paper towel, or newspapers. Cage liners made from paper are better for easy cleaning. Place the cage liner under the mesh barrier to provide space for your feathered friend and his droppings.

A hiding place

A hiding place can be a small birdhouse that your pet bird can hide inside of from the outside world. Birds love to have their privacy and want to feel safe.

You should also get them toys to keep them stimulated and not bored while inside the cage as well as first-aid supplies just in case your bird gets hurt.

If you are a bird enthusiast and you want to take care of a pet bird, do not be intimidated by the overall care of a pet bird. Just make sure to prepare yourself accordingly and get the supplies that you need. Always do your needed research and learn as much as you can about the proper care of your feathered friend. If you are located in Oakland California, make sure to stop by our store, Paws and Claws. Please let us know how we can help you.

Are you a bird enthusiast who loves to take care of your feathered friend? Paws and Claws carried various supplies to take care of your pet birds. We have different types of seeds, supplements, and supplies to guarantee the best care for your pet bird. If you are searching for something that is not available in the store, please let us know so we can figure out how to help you.

Please do not hesitate to email us at info@pawsnclawsoakland.com or you can call us 510-336-0105. If you are located in Oakland California, please come and visit us at 3436 Diamond Ave., Oakland, CA 94602 we are located between MacArthur Blvd & Montana St. See you soon!