Parakeet care is the most important step in keeping parakeets as pets. Remember their immune systems can be touchy. This means that at the first sign of illness, you should contact your veterinarian immediately. Even a simple virus can turn deadly overnight. Parakeet care means a regular checkup of their plumage. Birds keep their plumage in peak condition by preening. You can encourage this by occasionally misting it with warm water. Selecting the right cage for your parakeets is an important part of parakeet care. Choose a cage that is large enough to allow it plenty of exercise. Most cages come with 2 perches. For more specialised parakeet care, you can attach a cuttlebone to the side of the cage. It will help keep the bird’s beak in good condition and will serve as a source of calcium and other minerals.