biology


Our avian friends differ from us in many ways. They don’t even breathe the way we do. This short article explains how a bird breathes. It’s important to know. Just holding a bird can cause it to suffocate if you aren’t aware of these facts.

The avian respiratory system differs from that of mammals. Birds have lungs, air sacs, a syrinx, and their respiration requires two cycles to move a volume of air.

Link: How the Respiratory System of Birds Works


A broken leg or a broken heart, what’s the difference? | Treating Feather Destructive Behavior, inspired by Robin Williams

The death of Robin Williams hit me hard. Mr. Williams was a creative force and his untimely passing was apparently due to depression. Depression is a chemical state in the brain and if it becomes chronic requires treatment. Like any other physical illness serious problems, even death, can arise if […]