All birds should live in a suitable environment. A bird’s home affects how the bird feels, thinks and behaves. Providing your birds with a large, safe, secure place to live that is sheltered from the weather is one way you can make sure that your birds stay healthy and happy.

Freedom from discomfort - Budgie

Did you know that there is a special law protecting animals?

This law is called the Animal Welfare Act. The Animal Welfare Act outlines how people must take care of and act towards animals in New Zealand. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the Police and SPCA work together to make sure people in New Zealand follow these laws.

Under the Animal Welfare Act, all animal guardians (owners) are responsible for making sure the welfare needs of animals in their care are met. Learning about the Five Domains helps us to understand these welfare needs and how we can make sure we provide these. One of the Five Domains is Environment. In this section you will learn about this domain and how you can make sure your companion birds have the right environment, shelter, perches, etc. they need for positive welfare. 


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