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Does Your Bird Need a Blankie?

The answer to that is …it depends on the situation.  Some birds prefer to remain uncovered during bedtime; where as other birds cannot sleep without their "security blankets".

On average, birds need about 12 hours of good, quality sleep each night to remain in peak condition. Much like people, their rest periods can be disturbed by noise and bright light. For this reason, many owners choose to cover their birds at night.

If noise and light are not a problem, try leaving your bird uncovered for a few nights to gauge his reactions. If the bird appears to like being uncovered at night, then it is fine to leave it that way. If, however, the bird appears sluggish or begins to exhibit bad behavior, the best thing to do is keep him covered at night to ensure that he gets a good night's rest.

You may also want to invest in a sleeper cage.  However, it is important to note that the sleeper cage is for sleeping and sleeping only. It should be small, just big enough for your bird to settle down in and sleep, and no toys should be allowed. When your bird settles into a sleeper cage, his chances of sleeping through the night will be greatly increased. These types of bird cages should be placed in quiet rooms, such your bedroom or a spare room that doesn't have a lot of traffic.

NOTICE

On November 20, 2017 Animal Care Associates will be stopping both the Loyalty Rewards Program and our mobile app.

We will continue with our Senior, Dental, Boarding and Military Discounts.

Our mobile friendly website address will remain www.acawv.com   You can still access your pet’s records through ePetHealth on our website.  If you have any questions please call our office at 304-344-2244.

Thank You, Animal Care Associates

Welcome to Animal Care Associates Inc.

Your Veterinarian in Charleston, WV
Call us at 304-344-2244

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am7:30pm
Tuesday7:30am6:30pm
Wednesday7:30am6:30pm
Thursday7:30am6:30pm
Friday7:30am7:30pm
Saturday8:00am3:00pm
Sunday12:00pm3:00pm


 

Doctor's Hours

Day Open Closed
Monday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm 3:00pm to 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday