Avian Expert Articles

Understanding your bird’s emotional health and care needs is the recipe for a happy parrot-person household. Our avian-expert written articles are here to give you the information you need to keep your pet bird healthy and happy. Each week, we bring you exclusive articles written by veterinarians, behaviorists and other experts in the avian community. Whether you are new to the world of companion birds or are a seasoned parrot parent, you’ll find fascinating facts, need-to-know medical information, behavior tips and tricks, and much more!

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

Don’t miss your chance to ask Dr. Tully a question about your bird’s health, nutrition, care, or behavior problem in this interactive webinar on October 29.

Webinar: Avian Bornavirus Part 2- A Review & More with Dr. Susan Orosz & Dr. Robert Dahlhausen

Don’t miss this follow-up webinar on Avian Bornavirus. Dr. Orosz will be joined by Dr. Dahlhausen. They’ll start with a brief review of Avian Bornavirus(ABV) and expand on the information from the first ABV webinar, including more about diagnostic testing & treatments. They will also address pre-submitted questions. Sign up now and join us on October 22.

Webinar: Avian Vet Insider—Road Trip! An Insider’s View of a Veterinary Conference

In this webinar, Dr. Lamb will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the recent ExoticsCon—an annual Veterinary conference that brings Vets & Technicians from all aspects of Exotics Medicine together to share new findings and interesting cases. Sing up and tune in on October 15!

Webinar: University Vet Insider—Teaching, Treating & Research with Dr. Joerg Mayer

Get a “bird veterinarian’s eye view” as Joerg Mayer DVM, MS, DABVP(ECM), DECZM, DACZM joins us from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he works in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Zoological Medicine Service. Dr. Mayer will talk about his experiences with treating parrots and other bird species as well as what it’s like to teach the next generation of Avian & Exotics Veterinarians. Sign up and tune in Friday, October 8!

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Summer Heat & Our Birds

Summer — that sizzling time of the year when we try to stay hydrated and perhaps indulge in water-dense foods like watermelon and other juicy fruits. When exposed to the summer heat, we might break out in a sweat and seek shade to cool our bodies down. What about our feathered friends…how do they stay […]

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5 Ways You Freak Your Pet Bird Out

If you don’t understand the instincts, needs, and anatomy of your parrot friend, problems can quickly arise. Interrupting your bird’s snooze time or switching food abruptly are just two ways you can ruin your bird’s day. Learn what not to do so both you and your bird live harmoniously.

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Feather Trims & Other Summer Safety Info

While we all want to get out of the house this time of year, how should we do that successfully with our companion birds? These tips help you enjoy safe summer fun with your pet bird.

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Give Your Bird A Clean Cage This Summer

Here are three things you can do for your feathered companion to improve his health and well being, as well as add some summer-inspired fun to his day.

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