What To Do If You Lose A Bird

Lost Cockatiel

Which Way Is The Wind Blowing? It’s not the first thing that jumps into your head, but it needs to be.  A scared, frightened, exhausted bird (particularly if they’re inexperienced in flight), is going to take the easiest, fastest, way out of danger.  Flying into the wind uses a lot more energy, than flying with…

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Abusing Veterinary Staff

Self-mutilating Bird

Sometimes working in a vet clinic can break you.  It doesn’t surprise me that the veterinary industry has a higher suicide rate than any other industry.  There is a general attitude that vets are only in it for the money.  That vets over-service and over-charge.  The abuse veterinary staff receive continues to amaze me.  The…

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Choosing a New Bird

Alexandrine playing

So You Want To Buy a New Bird? Selecting the right breed of bird to fit into your family is essential and it is helpful if you do your research.  There are certain traits that are common for certain types of birds, which you  should know about and consider before you take what could potentially…

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Heat Stress In Birds

heat stress

What is heat stress? Heat stress in birds is when a bird’s core body temperature is raised uncontrollably to a dangerously high level.  A bird’s body temperature is normally between 39-43C/101-109F.  If their temperature rises higher than this, it can quickly become a serious, often life-threatening problem. Birds are not like us, they do not…

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