Address: 521 Kamo Rd, Kamo, Whangarei 0112

Phone: 09-435 3736

Owning a Bird... What you need to know... What you really need...





Your Starter Guide for
Buying a Bird / Parrot / Parakeet

Before thinking about purchasing your first bird, there are a few things to take into consideration. 


Birds come in all sizes and all require different but if not similar lifestyles to each other. Knowing how big they will turn out to be when they are adults and what varieties of foods they need to eat are very important in keeping one fit and healthy.


Types of birds

There are many species and types birds available to us in New Zealand such as Budgies, Cockatiels, Ring necks, Parakeets and even the larger Parrots. Smaller birds such as Finches, Canaries and Quails are also a favourite amongst the hobbyist.



Bird cages come in a variety of shapes and sizes such as Rectangular, Round, Square and Hexagonal. They can be tall, short or long so knowing what breed and species of bird you are wanting to purchase will help you to decide what cage will be suitable for a long and healthy life.



Not all birds eat the same foods such as a variety of seeds, but some also require a special blend of nectars and wet foods. Knowing the correct foods to give your bird is very important for their digestive system and especially knowing what foods not to feed is of utmost importance. Fresh fruits and vegetables are always great to have on hand as well as plenty of fresh and clean water every day.



There are many types of toys and accessories that can be provided to your bird in order to limit boredom and frustration. Birds are very inquisitive animals and love to explore different object and toys that have been given to them. Accessories such as Mirrors, bells and ropes are a fantastic way to entertain as well as bird baths and swings. Most toys help birds to keep their claws and beaks in tip top shape. Having things such as cuttlefish and tonic bells not only help with their beaks but also supply them with nutrients and minerals that they cannot produce themselves.



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What our customers say...


  • “I've been to all 4 pet stores in Whangarei in the process of upgrading my fish tank. Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre is the furthest pet store from me, but it's the one I keep going to and recommend! :)

    Good thing about them are their service, professionalism, knowledge (really friendly as well!) etc

    The best thing about them are their patience to my silly/annoying questions and requests! And they know what they know about pets!
    Shall visit you again soon”

    Joeun Mijoo Kim

  • “best place to go for anything fish related. Beautiful well cared for fish and was so nice talking to someone who really knows what he is doing. could of stayed an kept talking fish for ages. awesome store an will definitely be back again”

    Kristina Collinson

  • “This pet shop has been nothing but amazing have been going here for over a year, always get my pet food as its fresh made :) we even bring our rats back to visit. high recommended”

    Amanda Brown

  • “Paul and I have a cat, dog, rabbits, guinea pigs, a turtle, cockatiel, budgie and chickens. It's a bit of a zoo at our house, but we have always shopped at the Kamo Pet & Aquatic Centre for all our animals. Not only because of the amazing range of products for all animals, but because of the friendly customer service.

    There are not many shops where you walk in and the owner or staff make the effort to have a genuine chat with you. All staff have a wealth of knowledge and are always happy to come over and help you. On the very rare occasion when they haven't known something (it was a tricky turtle question) they went out of their way to find out. You couldn't ask for more in a pet shop. Antony, you have done amazing things with that shop and we wish you all the best for your new adventure :)”

    Simone Schimmel

  • “Friendly and professional service. The staff give great advice and kindly assist with any questions. Thanks for being so welcoming.”

    Sarah Marshall

  • “Bought A Tank, Light and Canister filter from Kamo last Week, extremely happy, Small problem with the filter this phone call and all is sorted couldn't be Happier, Thanks John and the crew”

    Jeff Miller