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Don't Let The Flock Know You Are Sick!

"Article by Victoria Ballard" When humans are ill, it seems our nature to let others know. When our feathered friends get sick, their natural instinct is to hide the fact. Predators in the wild quickly pick up signs of weakness. Evidence…

What is Your A.V.C.A ?

Nervously sitting across from me in the veterinarian’s small waiting room was an obviously concerned couple. Placed in front of them, in an intensive care unit, was a mostly de-feathered, malnourished, very unhappy African Grey parrot. Unsolicited…

What to do when My Bird is picking its Feathers

Here is a partial list of possible medical causes of feather picking, Feather picking has many causes, or combinations of causes. The place to start is by having a check up with an avian veterinarian. Malnutrition Obesity Too…

What You Need to Know About The Avian Flu

People are becoming fearful of birds. Remember when the singing of birds was soothing to the soul? With the current worldwide paranoia about Avian Flu, panic is replacing joy with fear.  People are developing an unreasonable and unfounded…