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When Feathers Bite

Posted by Danielle on March 17, 2011 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently I have had the pleasure of bird sitting a lovely African Grey Parrot. When describing his African Grey the gentleman told me he did not like women and expressed a true concern that I may get bitten. I was not concerned as I have been working with parrots for many years and been bitten several times. Though nothing to scoff at it just goes with the turf.

I was thrilled to meet the Grey and observed him as he settled in to our home and acclimated himself to his new temporary s...

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Signs and symptoms of Psittacosis (Chlamydiosis, Ornithosis)

Posted by Danielle on February 6, 2011 at 6:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Chlamydiosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the bacteriachlamydia. This is a reportable disease that can be found in someimported, aviary and pet store birds. Wild and domestic as well aspoultry are susceptible to chlamydiosis. Birds that can carry and orcontract the disease include parrots, canaries, chickens, ducks,turkeys and pigeons.

Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms are often stress induced. Being hidden until a stressfulevent such as travel, weaning or other illness weaken the bi...

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