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Catering for all avian species is an interesting challenge.
Parrots, consisting of over 350 species covering an enormous geographical range,
raptors, pigeons, passerines, waterfowl and domestic species all
have varying dietary and environmental requirements.
most important features of keeping birds are:
Do your background research on the environmental
requirements, feeding, behaviour and natural characteristics of
your desired species.
Ensure you have the time and commitment to take on a bird.
Use multiple resources and references and do not rely on one
source of information, particularly on the internet.
Buy from a good source. We can help advise you on this.
Invest in the correct equipment and environment for your chosen
Many birds will hide signs of illness until disease is advanced.
Be aware of the basic signs of ill health:
- Unsteady on feet, collapse or falling off the perch
- Nervous signs, twitching or seizures.
- Acute injuries or bleeding.
- Depression, fluffed up, abnormal behaviour.
- Loss of voice
- Suspected egg binding or cloacal prolapse.
- Changes in the appearance of mutes in raptors or droppings in
parrots, pigeons and passerines.
- Failure to empty the crop
- Anorexia and/or weight loss
If you observe any of the above make an appointment with Andy or
Mark as soon as possible.
Be aware of the transmissible disease risks from birds to
Following purchase have a health check carried out by either
Andy or Mark
Annually we will invite parrot owners to bring their feathered
friend for a routine health check where we will, along with
invaluable blood sampling ,make sure that your avian is in the
best possible health.
Most disease investigations involve laboratory tests,
radiography and taking other samples. These tests, which are
often essential for your petís well-being, can be expensive.
We look forward to welcoming you to the practice and helping you
to an enjoyable and rewarding relationship with your new avian.
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