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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D-R-O-P Approach for Bird Burns

A common parrot accident is bird burns.  Painful liquid, chemical & electric burns require immediate attention. Discover important advice to save your bird.  Burns are very serious and extremely painful.  A burned bird needs immediate veterinary care to minimize shock, manage pain and prevent secondary infections. If your bird has suffered a burn – take […]

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3 Tips to Treat a Bleeding Bird

A very common and scary avian emergency is a bleeding bird.  Anytime that a bird is bleeding, it is cause for concern and you’ll need to make fairly fast decisions. About 10 % of your birds body weight is blood.  So a 100 gm. Cockatiel may have 10 cc of blood.  It’s easier to envision […]

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Help! My Bird Got Attacked by an Animal!

Any animal attack is life threatening to your pet bird and requires IMMEDIATE veterinary care. Even if your bird looks normal or it was light physical contact. Avian vets report that they see a lot of birds that got attacked by an animal. Of course, we often think that dog and cat attacks are the […]

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How to Prepare a Bird First Aid Kit

Whether you’re new to birds or a veteran “parront” you should review basic avian first aid techniques and re-stock your bird first aid kit at least once a year.  Just like anyone working with people needs to update their CPR certification and other first aid credentials, your bird is counting on you to know what […]

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What to Do About Broken Blood Feathers

Whether you’re new to pet birds, or not, if you have a pet bird, you need to know what to do about broken blood feathers.  Broken blood feathers are the #1 minor medical problem that pet bird’s experience. Your bird molts once or twice a year to grow fresh new feathers.  New feathers require a […]

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