Zinc Toxicosis: Separating Fact from Fiction

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Introduction

Continually evolving changes and advances in avian veterinary medicine have lead to changing and evolving diagnostic approaches towards laboratory testing the clinically normal as well as the obviously ill avian patient. These advances have come from controlled scientific studies, . . . more

Zinc Poisoning in Parrots - Article Collection

Cages may be a source of zinc and other toxic substances, dangerous to our parrots

Zinc is a frequent cause of illness and death in psittacines. According to the statement of the University of Munich Avian Department they have a parrot with zinc poisoning present in their waiting room at any given time. That is how frequently it occurs. Sadly, oftentimes chronic zinc poisoning goes . . . more

Parrot Bread - Yummy for Humans, too

Parrot bread and African grey

As parrot owners, we are constantly looking for healthy, but yummy foods that we can share with our feathered roommates. I have a great bread recipe that my parrots and I love and would like to share it with you.

This parrot bread is super healthy for you and your . . . more

Dremeling the Beak

Jack, my Greenwing Macaw, has lost a large part of his upper beak as a baby. Because of this, his lower beak grows “wild” and needs to be trimmed regularly. After a harrowing experience at the vets where Jack collapsed from stress, I decided, “never again”. I used clicker training . . . more