Veterinary Advice

Join The Parrot Society UK

> Wing Clipping
Controversial topic, with discussion about rights and wrongs

The unique character of birds, with associated articles

Avian Vets
Veterinary practices available with avian expertise, listed by county

When should I take my bird to the vet?
Advice on what and when you need to seek veterinary assistance

As Sick as a Parrot
A summary of signs to look out for, and what can be done about them. Types of disease conditions affecting parrots

Common Diseases of Parrots
A summary of common disease conditions affecting parrots

Bacterial cultures for disease diagnosis
A discussion of the value of simple laboratory analysis of bacterial cultures in diagnosing parrot disease

First Aid & Emergency Care for Birds
What you can do at home in the first instance in emergency, before going to the vet

Diseases Associated with Breeding of Parrots
An overview of problems affecting eggs, chciks and breeding adult birds

> Deaths in Parakeets and Cockatoos Caused by Adult Ticks

> Hypocalcaemia
Lack of calcium - a common and potentially serious problem in parrots

Insufficient vitamin A, resulting in multiple problems, affecting upper respiratory system and kidneys

> Poisons & Parrots

> Poisons and Toxins

> Zinc and its Danger to Parrots

> Toxic Fumes

> Psittacosis
'Parrot Fever' - a disease that can affect both birds and humans