Category Archives: bird care

Have a Noisy Bird at Dawn and Dusk?

In the wild, most birds forage for food in the early morning when the sun rises and again in the early evening when the sun sets. During these times, they often communicate loudly about where to find food. Since most bird owners … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Exotic Pet Safe When a Hurricane Hits

Thinkstock Hurricanes are phenomena no one can be completely prepared for, as demonstrated by the devastation to people and property caused by some of the powerful storms that have hit the United States in the past few years. There are … Continue reading

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My Experience As A NY Bird Doctor

Does Your Bird Need to See a Bird Doctor? When I’m out in the streets of NY, I frequently get asked, why does your bird need to see a bird doctor? The answer is simple: your bird needs to see … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Stress-Free Exams for Birds and Exotic Pets

Annual checkups are as important for birds and exotic pets as they are for dogs and cats. Many bird and exotic pet owners know this, but are reluctant to bring their animals to the vet because they think the experience … Continue reading

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People and Exotic Pets: Medical Problems We Share

Age is not a disease. Veterinarians commonly say this in response to pet owners’ comments that animals are sick just because they’re old. While certainly age isn’t a disease, it’s clear that with aging comes disease. This is true for … Continue reading

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Why birds and exotic pets need to see the veterinarian

“He’s never been sick before, so I’ve never had to bring him to a vet.” This is the answer I commonly hear from bird and exotic pet owners when I ask them whether their animals have ever been treated by … Continue reading

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How do I get my bird to talk?

A bird can generally learn to speak by repeating what it hears, but it can be hard to get some birds to talk. While certain birds (African gray parrots, Amazon parrots, mynah birds) are known for their abilities to learn … Continue reading

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Holiday travel is here: boarding birds and exotic pets when you’re away

It’s holiday time, and you have planned an exotic, or perhaps not so exotic, getaway for you and your family. Tickets are booked, hotel plans are made, then you are stuck with the question – what do I do with … Continue reading

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