Category Archives: Health

Reducing hormonal behaviors in parrots.

Well, it’s springtime, which means that love is in the air for a lot of companion parrots. I actually wrote a version of this article a long time ago for a companion parrot group online that I moderate, but since … Continue reading

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Nutrition Related Diseases in Birds

Over the past couple of months, Dr. Echols, some other avian vets I know, and I engaged in an email conversation about nutrition related diseases in companion birds.  Dr. Echols has posted his and my conversation about it on his … Continue reading

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My recipe for chop’n’freeze

At the request of some folks on Facebook, I’m posting my recipe for chop’n’freeze.  It varies based on seasonal availability and, to some extent, my whim.  However, there is a method to the madness and a certain amount of infrastructure. … Continue reading

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How to make cheap and easy foraging toys at home.

I’ve had lots of people lately ask me how to make foraging toys for their birds out of products you can find at home.   It’s taken me a while to get around to doing it, but I give you now … Continue reading

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The importance of nail trims.

Many people think that nail trims are merely cosmetic or just to keep a pet’s nails from scratching floors or skin. In fact, keeping your pet’s nails trimmed is an important part of their health and well-being. When nails grow … Continue reading

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