First aid for aviary birds

Recognising a sick bird in the aviary firstly requires knowing what is normal for your birds and when these normal signs change and become abnormal.  Appetite, behaviours, body condition and droppings may change from normal. Sick birds may hide their illness until they are critically ill.  This is called the preservation reflex.  Therefore, it is vitally […]

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Parasites of Budgerigars

Parasites of Budgerigars. Here is a practical guide discussing the types of parasites and treatments commonly found on budgies.  The article is written by Dr Hamish Baron BVSC (HONS), a senior Veterinarian at the University of Sydney Avian, Reptile and Exotics Hospital. Please click Budgerigar PARASITES to download. Thank you once again to Dr Hamish Baron […]

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Ask the Vet – Splayed Legs

Dr Hamish Baron has once again provided a document to the Budgerigar Society on some of the most common issues we see when breeding birds. This month Hamish has focused on Splayed Legs and what to do when this occurs in a nest. Thanks Hamish for this article

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