14 Scientific Papers For Bird And Parrot Care

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If you want to delve deeper than Facebook bird groups and Google searches for information about pet bird care, it’s best to navigate towards expert sources (which is why you come here;-).


We spend a lot of time researching facts and this list (below) is one of our go-to points of information.


All papers were written by veterinarians, ornithologists, zoologists, and other accredited professionals.

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Do Dowel Perches Harm Budgies Feet – Avian Diabetes – Shoes – Avocados

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Notably absent from the prior answers (on Quora) are the words “and I inspect my bird’s feet by flipping him over and examining his feet under a magnifying glass on a regular basis.”


As a vendor of bird cages and accessories for over 25 years, we advise people to take the dowel rod perches out of the cage immediately upon assembly.


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Why I Fell In Love With The Look Of Indian Ringneck Parakeets

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Veronica F Replied


Hi, I live in the UK, just in case that makes a difference, which it probably doesn’t.


I am considering buying another pet bird but want to make the right choice for both the bird and myself.


I have had budgies, canaries and a cockatiel in the past, all indoor, cage birds. 


I am looking for a bird somewhere between the size of a parrotlet to smaller than a large parrot like an African Grey.


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4 Essential Quaker Parrot Questions Answered

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Quaker parrots a.k.a. monk parakeets are unique little birds.


Feathered factoid – Quakers are the only parrot that builds a nest.


Not just any nest – a condominium nest.


Quaker parakeets nests are so large that they accommodate dozens of birds who share body warmth enabling them to endure the harshness of winters in Chicago and other major cities around the country.

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The Differences Between Finches And Canaries

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The zebra finch and canary are the most popular birds kept by pet owners, after budgies and cockatiels. They both also have a long history in captivity, as does the society finch. Let’s take a look at how these birds are alike and how they differ.




If you’re considering adding a finch or a canary to your family, you might be surprised to find that a canary is a finch. So you are only choosing among finches, really. Zebra finches, society finches, also called Bengalese finches, and canaries actually have a lot in common.

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More CBD For Pet Birds – Mythbusting

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Ironically a hand puppet having no physical feelings is used to market a pain-reducing drug in the featured image (above).

If you had type II diabetes and were evaluating a new drug that may help reduce your A1C, how much more convinced would you be if a hand puppet advocating for it’s use?

I think sometimes people marketing CBD confuse it with THC triggering unexpected results.

Although I firmly believe that correlation does not necessarily imply causation I’m very concerned with the fact that 60% of pet birds die of malnutrition according to necropsies (animal autopsies) performed by veterinarians.

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What Our Readers Think About Pet Birds And CBD Oil

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These comments are in response to last weeks post CBD Oil – Miracle Cure For Birds Or Just The New Snake Oil


From Taryn Palo


Regarding CBD oil.


My avian vet sells it. 


He’s taken care of my Umbrella cockatoo for 23 years now so I pretty much trust him. 

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