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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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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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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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