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A TRIP TO THE VET – WHAT DO I BRING

So you have an unwell bird, or maybe just a new bird you would like checked over? The next step is getting your bird to the vet and knowing what to bring. Below is a list of the things our veterinarians like to look at to help determine the health of your bird:...

OVERGROWN BEAK AND NAILS

There are many things that can cause overgrown or abnormal beak and nails in pet birds. The three most common are: 1. Not having toys/perches to rub beaks or grind nails on 2. Nutritional problems (not enough vitamins in their food) 3. Mites Any bird with an abnormal...

EGG-LAYING DISORDERS

Reproductive disorders occur commonly in domestic and pet birds. This is due to aritifical light, innapropriate human bonding and dietary problems. Overlaying In the wild birds get cues from the environment on when the best time to lay eggs is – often it is when...

PSITTACOSIS – A ZOONOTIC DISEASE

A zoonotic disease is a disease which can be passed from an animal to humans. When a vet starts talking about catching Chlamydia from your pet parrot it may bring some strange images to mind. Chlamydia can be passed from a parrot to a person through aerosols from the...

LICE AND MITES

Mites There are many mites that can live on our pet birds, some can even get into their air sacs (similar to lungs) and cause breathing problems. The most common mites we see are the fascial mite which causes an overgrown beak and crusting of the cere (nostrils) and...

FEATHER PROBLEMS

There are many problems that can cause feather loss in pet birds. All birds suffering from feather loss should be seen by an avian veterinarian to identify and treat the problems. We have listed some of the common causes of feather loss and destruction below. 1:...