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There can be many reasons why birds pluck their own feathers or self-mutilate. Parrots are especially prone to the condition, which presents a complex problem for the owner and veterinarian.

Keeping a Budgerigar

Budgies are adorable and inquisitive little birds that make wonderful pets.

Is your bird looking unwell? Is she bobbing her tail? Does she have an unusual stance? It's possible that your bird is egg-bound.

Large birds such as cockatoos, African greys and Amazon parrots have special housing requirements. The size of the cage, type of perch and accessories for the cage are important.

Caring for Wild Baby Birds

It's not unusual to find a baby bird on the ground in spring and summer. People trained in bird care have the best chance of rehabilitating the bird and allowing it to return to the wild, so don’t attempt to do it by yourself.

Introducing a Second Bird

Do you think your bird needs a 'friend'? As a general rule, you should only get another bird if you want another bird.

Chlamydiosis (also known as Psittacosis or Parrot Fever) is a zoonosis (a disease that can be transmitted from animals or birds to man) caused by the organism Chlamydia psittaci. It can cause severe illness in humans.

Crop stasis is a disorder of unweaned or handfed baby birds. It is due to the failure of the crop to empty of food resulting in the fermentation of food, hence the common term 'sour crop'.

Travelling With Pets

If you plan on taking your furry or feathered friend on holidays with you, moving house or even a short trip to the vet, then here are some tips on how to travel safely with your pets.

Human Foods that Poison Pets

Feeding pets food that we enjoy is not only wrong, it can also be fatal. There are some foodstuffs that humans relish which cause illness and death if eaten by pets.

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