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Psittacosis Explained

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This budgie is suffering from psittacosis and an incorrect wing clip. Note the poor posture, the discharge around his cere and that he is sitting fluffed. He also has a tail bob.

 

Recently there has been a spike in concern about Psittacosis as news has spread that Petsmart in the US have removed birds for sale from 500 stores after 16 birds (so far) have tested positive to the disease. For many, it’s the first time they’ve even heard of the disease and understandably ...

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Tips For Birdsitting

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Recent visitors to my house – separated from my flock by a glass wall.

 

Well it hasn’t been quiet at my house lately because we’ve had some visitors staying with us while their human left the country. Three extra birds don’t sound like much in theory but noise wise – it adds up.

 

The birds’ owner was quite keen to see how her birds reacted around other birds. In particular her 54-year-old galah, Charlie was be a bit of a loner. She was looking ...

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