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Webinar: Boswell’s Journey – An Avian Cancer Survivor Story

Jörg Mayer, MS, DVM, DABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), DECZM, DACZM, will share a heartwarming story about Boswell, the longest bird cancer survivor in avian history. Dr. Mayer will discuss his tailored treatment for Boswell, who was diagnosed with bone cancer. Dr. Mayer will also discuss avian cancers & treatments in general and answer viewer questions.

Pionus parrot

Webinar: To Board or Not to Board—What is Best for Your Parrot When you Travel?

Our guest Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will discuss boarding vs. home care and traveling with your bird. What are the benefits of boarding your bird, and what are the benefits of opting for home care when you need to be away from home? Dr. Lamb will also offer tips for safe travels with your bird.

Thomas Tully, DVM

Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A with Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

Dr. Tully will field questions from participants, so now’s your chance to ask a question about your pet bird’s health, or tune in to learn more about avian health in general.

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Webinar: “Indoors or Outdoors: What is Right for Your Parrot?”

Join us for a live, interactive webinar on Friday, June 12. Our guest, Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will talk about taking pet birds outdoors. What are the benefits and the potential risks to pet birds?

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Webinar: If You Care, Leave It There: Helping Baby Wild Birds

Do you know what to do if you find a baby bird? Should you leave it alone; is it safe to bring it home? Find the answers to these important questions and more by tuning in on Friday, June 5!

Thomas Tully, DVM

Webinar: Ask The Vet With Dr. Tom Tully

In this re-occurring webinar on the last Friday of each month, our special guest Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian) will discuss basic bird care and nutrition, and field questions from participants.

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Webinar: Flight Mechanics & Ethical Concerns

Flight in companion parrots: freedom vs. safety. Dr. Todd Driggers will share this live, interactive webinar on flight in companion birds. Dr. Driggers has spent 25 years in practice evolving his understanding of flight and how and why we are influenced to remove the flight abilities of birds.

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Webinar: “Pet Birds & Hormonal Behavior: Part 2!”

We are hosting a live follow-up webinar this Friday, May 15! Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will offer more tips on dealing with hormonal behavior, and answer viewer questions. Don’t miss “Pet Birds & Hormonal Behavior: Part 2!”

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Webinar: “Spring Is In the Air: How To Deal With Your Pet Bird’s Hormonal Behavior!”

Our special guest Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), will discuss hormonal behavior in companion birds and offer tips to help bird owners navigate hormonal surges their feathered companions might display during certain times of the year.

Thomas Tully, DVM

Webinar: Ask The Vet: Q&A With Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian)

In this webinar, our special guest is Tom Tully, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice), DECZM (Avian). He discusses basic bird care and nutrition, and he fields questions from participants.

Dr Pepperberg Griffin

Webinar: “Inside Dr. Pepperberg’s Lab: Life In The Time of Coronavirus”

In this webinar, Dr. Irene Pepperberg updates us on how her research at Harvard on cognitive behavior is progressing and how African greys Griffin and Athena are spending their days during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Webinar: “COVID-19 And Pet Birds”

Join us for a live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP (Avian Practice) will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, how it pertains to pet birds, and how we can keep our pets safe and healthy.

African grey parrot

Webinar “Tune In To Your Birds Daily Habits”

Webinar: “Tune In To Your Birds Daily Habits” Date: Friday, April 3, 2020 Time: 12:00 – 12:30pm PST (double-check your local time with this time zone converter) Join us for a live, interactive webinar hosted by Laura Doering, former editor of Bird Talk magazine and Birds USA magazine. Our special guest Stephanie Lamb, DVM, DABVP […]

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Pellet-Berries Recall

Lafeber Company is recalling all Pellet-Berries in an abundance of caution due to packaging issues that might allow moisture inside the tub in rare instances.

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A Firsthand Look At A Seabird Rescue

When Internal Bird Rescue got the call that 50 seabirds were in distress in the San Francisco Bay, they were soon tasked with saving cold, wet birds that suffered from a mysterious feather contamination. See the life-saving tactics rescuers quickly enacted, including the feeding of a one-of-a-kind Lafeber diet that helped save the day.

Princess-of-Wales Parakeet

Meet The Princess of Wales Parakeet

Not too many parrots have royal titles, which is just one way the Princess of Wales Parakeet (Polyteles alexandrae) stands out. This medium-sized, pastel-colored parrot with a long tail is native to Australia and is named after a real princess. Find out what this positively pretty bird is all about.

Blue fronted Amazon eating

Celebrating 25 Years of Nutri-Berries!

It’s official — Nutri-Berries have been making pet birds happier and healthier one Nutri-Berry at a time for 25 years now! It’s hard to imagine the pre-Nutri-Berries world … all those bland diets made offering balanced nutrition an exercise in frustration. Fortunately, Nutri-Berries changed all that.

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Love of Linnies: Lineolated Parakeets

Perhaps it’s time to make room on the perch for another small parrot that can also be a great companion — the lineolated parakeet, or simply, the linnie. Never heard of a linnie? Read on!

Red Parakeet

Meet The Bourke’s Parakeet

The Bourke’s parakeet (Neophema Bourkii) is a gem among the members of the popular Neophema family, a group of colorful grasskeets that originate in Australia.

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Senior Bird Nutri-Berries

Learn about the ingredients in Senior Bird Nutri-Berries that might help your older bird live a longer, healthier life.

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