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We would like all birds to benefit from our knowledge and expertise. We hope that you find the information we have provided below helpful in your quest it improve the lives of pet birds. You are welcome to reproduce these articles on your site or publish them in your newsletter.

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Water Bottle
Water Bottles and Birds

One of the most common health problems that veterinarians encounter in birds is bacterial infection. And, the most common source for infection is the water bowl.

Potty Train
How to Potty Train Birds

It is true that you can potty train your bird.

Cage Size
How Big is Your Bird's Cage?

One of the most common problems in parrot-keeping today is not providing our feathered friends with the size of cage they need.

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You Need an Avian Veterinarian...NOW!

The recommended schedule for good-health maintenance is once annually. Regular visits will establish normal parameters for your bird.

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How and Why to Switch Your Bird to a Pelleted Diet

Pellets are the only diet that can offer complete and balanced nutrition. Your bird's diet should be at least 80% pellets.

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Zinc Poisoning

Symptoms to be aware of include weakness, depression, polyuria, polydypsia, diarrhea, weight loss, hematuria, and seizures.


What is Disinfecting and Why Should I Do It?

Avian Scale
Avian Scale

When we think of products that we need for our bird(s), one of the items often forgotten is a scale.

To Wean or Not to Wean...

The two most vulnerable times in a babies life are at hatching and at weaning.

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Lead Toxicosis

Lead poisoning (also known as Plumbism) is the most common toxicosis in children. It is also very common in pet birds.

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Avian Health Care Recommendations

Learn to recognize a sick bird. Birds are very adept at hiding their signs of illness.

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Chronic Egg Laying

This problem can begin in your bird as early as nine months or as late as several years of age.

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Grooming Your Bird

Grooming your bird gives you a chance to spend quality time with your bird and helps you to form a stronger bond with your pet.

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Aging In Psittacines

Parrots have been kept as pets for hundreds of years, so why are we not sure of their life spans?

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AVMA Compendium of Psittacosis (Chlamydiosis) Control

Chlamydia psittaci is a bacterium that can be transmitted from pet birds to humans. In humans, the resulting infection is referred to as psittacosis (also known as parrot fever and ornithosis).