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Safety

Parrot Safety First! We try to keep abreast of information regarding the health and safety of our birds. We hear of safety issues from people who are anxious to share their stories of mischievous parrots. Unfortunately, we also hear many tragic stories. We will share...
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Avian Flu A Brief History

What we know is that this virus has been around for eons; it was first described more than 125 years ago.   The virus itself was identified in 1955 in Italy. It is endemic to wild waterfowl, such as ducks. These wild birds may harbor various forms of this virus but do...
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Record Keeping

The Importance Of Record Keeping Careful record keeping is part of the responsibility of the conscientious parrot conservator In the “Important Charts” (link) we have included samples of forms that we use in the aviary and in the shop. For new birds we recommend...
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Signs of A Sick Bird

Post this on your refrigerator and read it every morning. Examine every bird in your care, every day and answer the following: Is my bird looking as perky as he or she did yesterday? Are the eyes as bright and wide open as yesterday? Are the eyes closed or squinting?...
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Common Causes of Infection

Here are some common reasons why birds become ill. Cause Organisms Preventive Measures Wet food including vegetables, fruits, sprouts, or any other food that is not dehydrated, pelleted, or in seed form. Wet food is an excellent medium to grow bacteria and fungi....
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Ten Tips for Responsible Parrothood

Supervise time out of the cage. Letting a parrot out unsupervised is unwise. You simply cannotanticipate all of the dangers that may confront your inquisitive friend. Check fight feathers regularly. Never allow them to grow out. Learn to trim them yourself, ormake...