While chocolate is a much-loved treat for humans, it contains a substance that is poisonous to animals. Toxicity is most common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but it can also affect cats and other pets.
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.
Budgies are adorable and inquisitive little birds that make wonderful pets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caged birds don't experience the same wear and tear that birds in the wild do to maintain their correct beak and nail shape. Here's how to keep your bird's beak and nails in top condition.
Think yourself lucky that you’re not a bird at moulting time! Moulting is a very busy and stressful time for birds.
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