Bird Health Diseases Affecting Multiple Species

Chlamydia in Pets

Chlamydia can effect a number of species such as birds, cats, dogs and humans. The form of chlamydia in pet birds is called Psittacosis. Birds that are imported undergo a quarantine of at least 30 days in the U. S. They are tested for disease and receive food that contains an antibiotic (tetracycline). However it’s […]

Bird Behavior Bird Health

Feather Plucking

All birds preen, grooming their feathers daily. The problem appears when a bird begins to pluck out feathers. It’s easy to detect as you’ll see bald spots or feather shafts on the bird’s body. There are a number of reasons why birds pluck out their feathers. Some wild birds use their feathers to line nests. […]