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27
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

27
Jul

Reptile Medicine 101

Reptile Medicine 101

What's Wrong with the Husbandry? I personally think that reptiles can make wonderful pets.  They are, however, not for everyone.  For instance, I can't see my grandmother owning a 12-foot python.  They may not be warm and fuzzy, and they will never be able to catch frisbees, but these are beautiful and intriguing creatures. The most important

27
Jul

Christmas Pets

Christmas Pets

Are you thinking that you want a new pet for Christmas? Have you been begging Mom and Dad for that new puppy or kitten? How about a bird, or a snake, or a little Habitrail cage with a hamster within? If you plan to give a pet to someone this holiday season, or if you are hoping that Santa Claus is going to bring you one, make sure you know what you

27
Jul

Letters to Dr. Hannon: Ferret Hair Loss

Letters to Dr. Hannon: Ferret Hair Loss

Dear Dr. Hannon, My pet ferret, I. M. Weasel, is starting to lose his hair on his back and tail.  His appetite and everything else seem normal, and he is not acting itchy.  Can ferrets go bald?  Could he have mange? - Future MEMBER, Hair Club for Ferrets Dear Hairless, Unlike humans, ferrets don’t usually go bald when they get older (or grow more nose and ear hair for that matter). 

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