Does My Budgie Have Fatty Liver Disease?

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Jeanne Writes:

 

I have an adorable budgie named Peanut. 

 

His beak started to grow about a  year ago and I wanted to know what I could do to reverse this if it is possible, I know that means he has a fatty liver.

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Can I Give My Bird the Coronavirus? YES! Part 2

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The WHO has Changed its Position on Coronavirus and Pets

2nd pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 coronavirus

 

From the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

“Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus”  

 

Find part 1 here

 

Hi,

I think your article on birds catching the covid-19 might be misleading. 

 

Is there evidence of transmission from humans to birds for covid19? 

 

I think it’s highly unlikely.   

 

While these viruses can occasionally jump between distantly related species, it’s not common.  

 

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Why is My Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot Talking Less and Getting Meaner?

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Nancy W asks

 

I have a yellow-naped amazon.

 

He is approximately 7-8 years old.

 

We got him as a baby.

 

He talks very little still.

 

What can I do to make him talk more?

 

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Are Peanuts Making My Blue Crown Conure Itch?

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Ward asks

 

My blue crown conure of at least 25yrs is acting odd.

 

He seems to be scratching and bobbing as well as if his just very uncomfortable.

 

I recently ordered some peanuts in the shell and would give him 3-4 each day as a treat.

 

I started noticing very small moths in my home that lead back to the bag of peanuts that was teaming with larvae.

 

Do you think my conure is in danger from eating these peanuts?

 

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

 

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Can I Give My Bird the Coronavirus? Part 1

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From the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

“Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus”  

Read more https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

 

Find part 2 here

 

Short answer – yes.

 

Coronavirus is a zoonotic virus.

 

Coronavirus is a disease that began (we think) in a Chinese fish market that also sold wild animals.

 

Chinese people like to eat many wild animals and want to watch to make sure they are getting what they purchase. As a result, they can become contaminated by the animal’s blood in the markets they shop at.

 

I know many of us although concerned or tired of listening to the constant drone of news about the coronavirus.

 

Here are some articles we researched that will help you better understand the zoonotic relationship coronavirus has between you and your bird(s).

 

By the way, bleach is not an option to use around birds.

The vapors from chlorine bleach can cause irritation and even death in pet birds.

 

The Wuhan Coronavirus and Companion Pets

Coronaviruses in Avian Species – Review with Focus on Epidemiology and Diagnosis in Wild Birds

WHO recommendations to reduce the risk of transmission of emerging pathogens from animals to humans in live animal markets

List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 | US EPA

China bans wildlife trade, consumption because of the coronavirus outbreak

 

This bird-safe disinfectant will help guard your bird against Coronavirus.

mango pet focus RTU Can I Give My Bird the Coronavirus? Part 1

Mango Pet Focus Cleaner & Sanitizer Ready To Use Spray 32 oz [11401081001] – $21.00 :

 

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Should I Trim My Bourkes Parakeets Beak and Nails?

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Mary asks

 

First I want to say I love your Birdie Brunch Newsletter because I can scroll through it quickly, pick out the articles I want to read, and just view those.

 

It’s one of only 2 newsletters I actually look at in my email!

 

So I have a question about beak and nail trimming.

 

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How Can I Learn To Care For Every Pet Bird Type On The Planet?

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Having the responsibility of digital marketing for Windy City Parrot I Recently Googled the term “parrot care.”

 

A keyword phrase we need to rank for much better. 

 

What singularly struck me was a mediocrity of information for the top-ranked links on page 1 of Google’s search results.

 

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