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Update on Our Sick Moluccan Cockatoo: Ruling Out PDD

Peachy and I have discovered a whole new flock of supporters as we’ve battled ruling out PDD! Peachy our sick Moluccan Cockatoo has been a proud parrot supplies tester at BirdSupplies.com products since 1998.  He got sick in late September 2013.  It has been a scary roller coaster ride.  I swear that there were at least […]

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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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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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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’ve ever wondered, “is my bird breathing right? then, 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 […]

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