Health Monitoring

One of the most important duties of being a responsible caretaker is ensuring that you are monitoring your parrot’s health regularly. Parrots by nature, tend to hide any sign of illness until it is too late. Regular at-home and avian veterinary examinations are important, even if you think your bird is in good health. Your vet will know what to look for and perform blood work as well as any other routine tests in order to ensure your bird is not ill and is not battling any type of infection. Along with annual check-ups, it is also important become familiar with behavioral and physical cues.

  • Nail Grooming Using a Rotary Tool

    With positive reinforcement and a trustworthy relationship with your avian companion, the use of the rotary tool for manicure can be used without restraint... Read More
  • New Concept: Managed Flight, Not Wing Clipping

    New information has shown that if baby hand-fed parrots are wing-clipped before ever learning to fly, they may never learn to do this complex and beautiful form of exercise... Read More
  • Caring for Your Aging Pet Bird

    Older birds, sometimes referred to as "senior" or "geriatric" birds, often have special needs and health care requirements. A thorough physical exam should be done annually to detect any changes related to aging... Read More
  • Hidden Bacteria & Mould in Your Bird’s Home

    Microscopic bacteria can accumulate in the most unsuspected areas in your birds environment - the perch, under cage trays, in the hinges of food clips... Read More
  • Symptoms & Treatment of Bumblefoot in Parrots

    Bumblefoot, also referred to as pododermatitis, is common in larger birds such as Amazons and Hyacinth macaws, but is also seen in budgerigars and cockatiels... Read More
  • Waterproofing Sprays and Oils Are Toxic to Birds

    Waterproofing compounds and leather treatments are toxic to birds. Here are some Do's and Don'ts to consider when using waterproofing treatments... Read More

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