Avian Information

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Jul

Avian First Aid: Signs of Illness

Avian First Aid: Signs of Illness

Your bird is telling you when it doesn't feel good.  Here are some signs that tell you your avian pet is ill. Signs of illness bleeding change in droppings changes in routine and habits changes in water consumption decreased activity decrease in preening activity dehydration diarrhea difficulty breathing discharge from nose eyes closed feather destructive behaviors feathers fluffed feathers lost and not replaced frequent flicking of the head frequent sneezing inactivity lameness low or horizontal posture on perch noisy breathing not eating or drinking not talking or vocalizing perching with neck extended and

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Jul

Letters to Dr. Hannon: Sick Cockatiel

Letters to Dr. Hannon:  Sick Cockatiel

Dear Dr. Hannon, Our pet cockatiel, Nippy, has been sleeping a lot lately.  I thought he looked fat, but my dad says that he’s got all of his feathers fluffed up because he’s cold.  Is he trying to hibernate? - New Bird Owner Dear New-B, Your cockatiel is very sick and needs medical attention immediately. Birds don’t hibernate, they migrate. The only domestic birds are chickens and ducks, so even captive

27
Jul

About Birds / Avians

About Birds / Avians

Bird Basics Pet birds, specifically parrot species, are some of the most interactive and interesting pets available.  After all, when was the last time your dog actually spoke to you in English?  However, getting a bird as a pet can be major undertaking, and these little feathered friends can be quite high maintenance.  The reality of bird