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  • Amazon parrots (Amazona sp.) originate from Mexico, Central America, South America and the adjacent islands of the West Indies. There are numerous species of Amazon parrots. They are a stocky,…

  • There is a lot of information available about diets for pet birds and as time goes on, our knowledge continues to improve. This is due to heightened awareness of the importance of nutrition…

  • A change in the appearance of droppings is often a sign of illness in a pet bird. While not usually specific for any one particular disease, a change in the colour, frequency, volume, or…

  • Anorexia (a loss of appetite), and lethargy (a feeling of listlessness and general inactivity), are commonly seen in sick pet birds. While not diagnostic for any specific disease, they do…

  • Bathing is very important to the proper maintenance of feathers. All birds do it. In the wild a bird may bathe during a rain shower, find a puddle, lake or stream to splash in or nuzzle…

  • Most birds are naturally very active during the day and would normally encounter a huge variety of perching textures and perch sizes in their wild environment. This, along with ordinary…

  • Most birds have the misfortune of eating in their bathroom and defecating in their kitchen! It is essential to keep a bird's environment as clean as possible. The bottom of the cage should be…

  • Chlamydophilosis, also called "Psittacosis" or "Parrot Fever", is a common disease of birds. The disease can cause chronic infections, asymptomatic infections, or sudden…

  • Chronic egg laying occurs when a female bird lays more than the normal number of eggs or more commonly has repeated clutches of eggs, especially in the absence of a mate. While not usually…

  • This disease was first described in Australian cockatoos in the early 1970s. It is commonly called Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) describing the chronic form of the disease with…