About Diane Burroughs

Diane Burroughs, founded BirdSupplies.com in 1998. A bird lover who is owned by African Grey's, a Moluccan, a Parrotlet and a Red-Bellied Parrot, Diane is dedicated to improving the lives of pet birds with vet-approved parrot tested supplies and expert bird care articles.

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Avian Gastric Yeast – Megabacteria in Birds

What is Avian Gastric Yeast? Megabacteria, now known as Avian Gastric Yeast (AGY), is primarily seen in canaries, finches, lovebirds, cockatiels and budgies and sometimes in larger birds.  This nasty disease looks an awful lot like PDD.   And, boy is that a scary diagnosis. While rare in larger birds, it does happen and it […]

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Eye Problems and Your Pet Bird

Just like you and I, birds can develop eye problems.  What do you do if your bird has eye problems or discharge? While eye problems are painful, they are usually not imminently life threatening.  However, the underlying condition, such as conjunctivitis, sinusitis, mites or other problems can progress fast and can be deadly.  Minor problems […]

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How One Customer Manages Her Birds’ Allergies

by Nancy Miller, Bird Lover and owner of FancyNancy1953 My Bird Care Tip: Lily Has Seasonal Allergies My Umbrella Cockatoo has seasonal bird allergies symptoms and has had to take a few rounds of antibiotics each year.  This procedure is stressful for the bird and sets off a series of gastric distress symptoms. I have found […]

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Avian Respiratory Distress

Thousands of pet birds around the world die from respiratory infections or illnesses, many of them caused by ordinary substances that are commonly found in the air. Know the signs of avian respiratory distress and seek immediate treatment.  When a bird is experiencing respiratory distress it may have the following symptoms: Open mouth breathing Potential […]

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Is My Bird Sick or Injured?

Have you ever wondered – Is my bird sick? Or, did that fall cause injury? Are things bad enough that I need to go to the vet? Sick or injured birds show a set of symptoms that need specialized Avian Vet Care. It doesn’t matter what caused the illness or injury, a bird will show […]

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