Health

Emergency Care

Until you can get the bird to the vet, put it in a hospital cage.  This has saved many lives.  To make a hospital cage:

Avian Veterinarians

See als our list of emergency veterinary hospitals.

Emergency Veterinarians

See regular vets for our list of non-emergency vets.

Visually Sexing a Cockatiel

This is an early 

Quarantine

Overview

Psittacosis

Overview

Symptoms of Illness

It can be hard to tell if a bird is ill. Being prey animals, rather than predators like most of our familiar pets, they hide their illness so a predator doesn't target them as easy game.

Breeding

As a bird rescue organization, we are painfully aware of the huge overpopulation problem we are currently facing with the smaller birds (Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Budgies, Finches, etc.) So, we do our best to encourage would-be breeders to reconsider their decision to breed

Discouraging Egg-Laying

While this article was written initially as a guide to discourage egg-laying in female birds, male birds can also experience hormonal behavior such as aggression. Most of the tips in this article can also be used to with male birds as well.

Bird Seizures, What To Do

We will soon have the direct PDF for this article.

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