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Eyes that always forms. And that's really hard when the groomers try to get in there and try to clean that. So yeah, if I wouldn't hold anything against your groomers, a lot of older patients start to get a little bit intolerant of some of these things. So I talk to your veterinarian if it is safe and she seems in good health, then there are some lighter tranquilizers. Maybe not the more typical ones that we use for the average dog, but some audio is actually used as an axe believe it or not. In the right dosage that can actually be a little bit calming and we can watch the patient costs just lay with that. So hope that helps you out there, John, keep those older babies go in, if you have a question for any of us here at animal radio, give us a call. Call the Dream Team now with the free animal radio app for iPhone and Android. Hello everyone, it's Robert Zimmer, your pet world insider, here with this week's animal radio list, 6 things to know one considering adopting a bird. January is bird adoption month, and we certainly love all types of birds here in animal radio. Cockatiels, African grays, macaws, parakeets, finches, and canaries are just some of the popular birds for pets. But before you adopt one, here are 6 important things to know about birds when considering adding a bird to your family. Number one birds can live very long lives. Depending on the type of bird you're bringing into the family, they may live for 20 to 50 years or even more. Some parrots have been documented living into their 80s. That means that this is a long-term commitment that will be with you longer than most other things in your life. Number two birds are extremely social and need attention for their emotional and physical support. They need to be engaged by their family. Remember also that birds have different ways of communicating or vocalizing. Some saying or chirp, while others may converse with you using words or maybe latch onto a particular phrase or 12 that you may or may not want to hear repeatedly. Number three birds are active and very inquisitive. They need to have their minds and bodies engage with room to move about in cages and hopefully a sheltered aviary or place to stretch their wings. If they have had their wings clipped, they also need to have room to exercise and toys to climb and swing on. Toys and other things that allow birds to work off their energy as well as nurture their natural instincts are critical for their physical and mental health. Number four sleep is something that we pet parents want, but birds must have. That's right, sleep is essential to a bird's health. Most birds need in the range of ten hours of sleep a night. So if you're a night owl, don't expect your bird to be. Number 5 speaking of health, birds eat a varied diet that is more than just bird seed or pellets. They also need grains, fruits, vegetables, and some added vitamins and minerals as well. The term eating like a bird shouldn't refer to eating very little, instead it should probably refer to eating healthy and varied offerings that nature offers. From foods to vegetables, there are a lot of quality options that not only provide your bird with sustenance and nutrition, but also engage their minds in their playful side as well. So what you feed and how you feed is critical. Finally, if you're gonna adopt a bird, then remember that you will need to have a vet who specializes in bird medicine and care. Not every veterinarian works with birds or other exotic animals. Having a bird can be a rewarding long-term relationship. Birds are unique, colorful, and they have wonderful personalities and traits that are sure to endear them to you. Do you have another must know update about bird ownership? Share it with us at our animal radio Facebook page. Remember, if you have questions about anything you've heard on today's show, visit us over at animal radio pet or download the animal radio app for iPhone Android and BlackBerry all updated all new. It is cool. It is free and you actually look sexier with the app. Not a lot of people know that is one of the effects. But if you download it to your phone, you look sexier. Like, look, do I look sexier than I did before I download it? Of course. You're safe. So there's so many reasons to download it. So do it now. This is animal radio. All of us here at fido friendly magazine can't wait to get on the road again with our favorite fido. We know that it's just not a vacation without our furry companions by our side. Start daydreaming now and visit fido friendly dot com to scout out places near and far, so you will be ready for your next adventure once it's safe to travel. That's vital friendly dot com. Until then, stay safe and leave no dog behind. All right now baby it's all

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