A true story of a couple’s quick thinking that saved the eyesight of their birds. Any knowledgeable bird person is aware of that their birds require UVA and you UVB. The best form of this lighting comes from the star nearest the earth, the sun. Getting your birds in a […]
In college my first infatuation was linguistics, the study of language. I took German, French and Russian all at the same time. One thing that I learned from this experience was that a sentence is a unit of meaning. Verbs, nouns and objects are unnecessary. For example: “Is he […]
A Seram cockatoo going through adolescence has a tough time. Our job here of late has been helping Solomon deal with common issues involving sexual maturity. Territoriality is a big issue. If they become bonded to a human then many undesirable problems arise: biting, defending territory, sexual behavior, and more. He […]
Sugar came to I was a little over two years ago. This is what she looked like: After 13 collars, countless trips to the vet where we almost lost her, this is how she looks today:
Peaches is an amazing cockatoo. She came to us damaged but she certainly doesn’t act like it. After getting over her feathered constructive behavior and being fitted with an environment where she can enjoy playing without raising her head she is thriving. Peaches still requires regular medical attention and daily […]
Babalu is having trouble passing solids and his cloaca expands to 5 times its normal size as he strains. He needs a full medical workup in the next month to discover the cause and provide treatment. He requires endoscopy, a full blood workup including renal function evaluation, and more. Babalu […]
How to save your bird’s life. A broken blood feather is an immediate threat to life.
Veterinary sources proclaim that the average lifespan of a large parrot kept as a companion animal in the United States is from 3-15 years. In the wild many can live into their eighties. Informed parrot caretakers are aware of the dangers of chemicals, non-stick pans and appliances, Carpet Fresh, […]