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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nesting behavior in pet birds

Kelp Aids in Correcting Iodine Deficiencies in Pet Birds

Kelp and Iodine Defiency in Parrots Kelp, a kind of algae “seaweed” is common in Asian diets. But, can it be good for your bird? This fast growing algae is harvested from “kelp forests” within shallow bodies of saltwater.  Kelp is considered a “super-food” because it packs massive amounts of nutrients in a small package!  […]

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signs of breathing distress.

Is My Bird Breathing Right?

While surprisingly robust on the whole, birds seem fragile because they only show illness when they are in dire straits. But, if you are wondering is my bird breathing right, read on. Birds instinctively hide their injuries and illnesses as a survival mechanism.  If a wild bird acts sick, its own flock-mates will literally chase […]

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Feather plucking and self mutlilation

The Perplexing Behavior Of Self Mutilating Parrots

  It’s never been shown that birds in the wild self mutilate and feather pluck. Only domestic birds. Why is self mutilating parrots a problem? We don’t really know. Theories abound, but nobody has conclusively proved any of their theories. What we do know is that having a beautiful Cockatoo or an African Grey attack […]

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