BirdTricks Blog | Parrot Training — atherosclerosis in parrots
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Veterinarians say that obesity is the most common health problem they see in companion parrots today. Many experts say that owners tend to overfeed their birds, offer too many snacks, or are just poorly educated about nutrition.
Parrots suffer from the same ill effects from obesity as do humans. An obese parrot is predisposed to cancer. They are at risk for atherosclerosis, where fatty substances are deposited on the walls of thick and hardened arteries, including the ones leading to the heart. This can lead to collapse ...
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