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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Red Palm Oil is very nutritious for parrots

Red Palm Oil for Parrots

Red Palm Oil has received a “bad rap” on some blogs lately, but many avian vets encourage using this nutritious oil to supplement your birds diet, when used as directed.  I don’t know about you, but I trust my Avian Vet to be very knowledgeable about my birds’ nutrition requirements and the effects of good […]

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