Category Archives: Education

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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Oliver’s Story

Recently, a friend of mine was in her front yard, working on her garden.  She left her front door open, and her bird was talking to her from inside the house.  After a while, a Sun Conure flew from a … 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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Three of the birds foraging on their playgym.

I have way to much to be doing today to justify farting around on the internet, but these guys were being so cute on their playgyms that I couldn’t resist shooting a few minutes of video and posting it.  So … Continue reading

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Jackpot!

Archie’s awesomeness continues to expand, and I’m not ashamed to publicly admit that I am approximately 100,000% head over in heels in love with this bird.  Since I last wrote about him, Chuck has been faithfully purveying pistachios to all … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

I knew it!  No bird can be as perfect as Archie initially seemed!  He *does* have a flaw!  The rest of us can now breathe easier knowing that we do not, in fact, have to strive to some seemingly impossible … Continue reading

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Nevermind. Forget what I said earlier.

Today I have re-learned a lesson that I’ve learned before and should have already known.  Namely: take a pet’s history with a grain of salt. I had been told by Archie’s previous owner that he was afraid to come out … Continue reading

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